Playing around with the Data Explorer, I noticed two users with remarkably similar handles, Zhak Maarli and zhak maar li. Curious, I went to the Users tab, searched for "zhak", and... got zero results.

The users do exist, though; they haven't been deleted in the mean time, and I even logged out to verify that I don't see them due to my 10k powers or something (which would be news to me, but who knows):

  1. https://english.stackexchange.com/users/1152/zhak-maarli (88 rep)
  2. https://english.stackexchange.com/users/1507/zhak-maar-li (21 rep)

Going by the rep, the first user should appear on Page 75 in the Users tab, but he doesn't:

Zhak Maarli missing

Similarly, I would expect to find the second user on Page 79 or Page 80, but he isn't there.

I did notice that both users haven't logged in for more than three months, but that can't be the reason (case in point: Ex-user, who's still listed on Page 1).

That leaves me wondering how many other users might be missing from the Users tab and why.

Searching the meta Meta, I have only found this, which raises more questions than it answers.

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    @Jasper: good catch. With over 1900 rep he should be on Page 1.
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 13:31
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    @Jasper: ah, that must be it. (1935 rep and still unregistered? Holy cow of Moscow!)
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Jan 25, 2011 at 13:45
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    Elendil is a registered user now. Hooray and welcome to the site! (^_^)
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Jan 28, 2011 at 10:27

1 Answer 1


Only registered users show up on the /users page; it's always been this way.

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