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Identity Theft: Shouldn't this be prevented?

I came across a (ridiculous) question + answer purporting to be from myself while I was looking through 'questions from new users'. It was removed, but I think that this reveals a serious flaw in the ...
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Reached Question Limit

Can someone tell me why I've reached my question limit on the English Stackexchange site? All my questions are generally positive. I suspect it's because I gave out a 50 rep bounty when I was low in ...
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Reporting a User for Three Duplicate Accounts? [duplicate]

Should I report a user for having three duplicate accounts? And if so, how should I go about this? On all three accounts, which are all clearly variations of the same quite specific name, the user ...
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What is the dividing line between a low-rep user and a high-rep user in negating/not negating upvotes when his account is closed?

A high-rep user recently closed his account, with no effect on my rep. (I am sorry to see him go.) I know that he gave me at least several upvotes and at least one acceptance. When low-rep users ...
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Can we require a new user to register before posting?

The perennial concern about low quality questions and low quality answers is resurfacing again. It is my impression (not backed by data) that many VLQ answers are posted by rep 1 unregistered people. ...
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What is the best advice for a new user who created two accounts?

From time to time, we see a new question from a new user like this one, passive vs active treatment. When asked to include more context or clarify some points, (s)he posts an answer using a ...
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What does “Edit removed during grace period” mean?

I found this phrase on one of the edits that I made today. What does "Edit removed during grace period" mean? Does it mean that the OP is on kind of suspension and (s)he is not allowed to edit? I ...
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Request to merge an unregistered profile

I posted an answer by logging in as a guest. I want my guest login to be merged with this profile. When I try to contact the Help Center my request is invalidated as I don't have the other profile ...
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System is blocking acount deletion

I would like to delete my account permanently. It seems your system is deliberately making account deletion a difficult task (to say the least). I appreciate your prompt attention to deletion of my ...
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Stats: 'No. of posts edited' — where do I find this?

Statistics: I am not very sure where the correct, current figure for the number of posts I have 'edited' at a given time is. The head revisions under activity on the profile page does not seem to ...
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User account seems to be created for the purpose of advertisement [duplicate]

I've noticed a few answers by this user. While they are not all incorrect (one of them is), a few of them are incomplete (One or two are not wrong, but they don't answer the question at all). However, ...
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Users whose “names” are a series of numbers, e.g user37562. Does ELU tell users they are able to change their moniker?

I'm having a hard time telling apart users whose "names" are a series of numbers. The avatars don't help much either, if you have three users whose "names" are @numbers answering one question or ...
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How is a suspended user account restricted from participation?

I have seen the same user with a suspended account post questions 3 times in the past couple of weeks. The first time I encountered this person's question, I wasn't aware of the suspended account so ...
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How do we get -840 reputation in a day?

Today, I noticed a -840 reputation in my reputation list. It lists the reputation change as below: -75 04:25 removed User was removed -77 04:25 removed User was removed -228 ...
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What does “-10 User was removed” mean?

When I rollover my user name at the top of the main page, the first rep item listed is -10 User was removed It is not highlighted in red, so it doesn't link me to anything specific. I can't ...
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What should I do to merge my two accounts?

Accidentally, I now have two accounts for english.stackexchange.com, this one and an unregistered one. Is it possible to merge the two accounts into either one?
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Why can't I chat?

I earned the cred, but for some reason when I enter the chat rooms, I receive a ribbon message indicating that I'm not allowed to participate. I'm thinking my English Language & Usage account is ...
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Do suspended users see when they are suspended and how long they are suspended?

Do suspended users see the This account is temporarily suspended. message other users see? Do they also see when the suspension ends?
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Certain users don't show up in the Users tab

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....