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In most cases, it is perfectly reasonable for many users to have the same name, so it doesn't make sense to force them to be unique. For example, I made a query to find users with the same display name, and there are 224 Alexes on the site. (I for one don't like having to add numbers to my display name; others probably feel the same way.) However, it is not ...


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Just flag any of the posts and explain the problem there. If we need more info, we have ways of contacting you privately. The problem may have been dealt with already.


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Although moderators are not privy to the algorithm behind this determination, it's unlikely to be reputation related. More likely by far is that of the 12 questions you've asked, only 3 remain open and not deleted. Stack Exchange management have provided a more detailed breakdown of contributing factors, including this part: Basically, the system trains on ...


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Users can be deleted either because they're spammers (who usually don't vote), major abuse like sockpuppet voting (sockpuppets can be deleted) or at request. When a user is deleted, regardless of the reason, all of their votes are removed as well. There's no indication of who was removed or why. But since there's 4 lines in the rep history it probably means ...


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If a new user is submitting helpful posts out of a desire to get people looking at a profile page and subsequently buying something, then I say good luck to him; (cf. this xkcd strip). In practice, barely anybody will be persuaded to spend money by your mastery of the English language (alas), and the time spent will be disproportionate; but that's his ...


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Spam is an issue in posts: questions, answers, comments, chat, flags, etc. We do not really police the profile for spam. No offense meant to the new user, but if they are trying to drive people to their company website by creating interest with good answers to questions, they're doing it wrong. This looks to me more like an earnest individual who is not at ...


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In the example quoted, I don't believe there's any harm in editing the additional information into the question. You can then flag the "answer" (see below) as well as vote to delete it — the vote gets the answer into the review queue, and the moderators can deal with the account anomaly. And delete the "answer" if that hasn't happened by then. But the ...


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Please see the Help page which explains how to do this. https://english.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account As there is a published process, please follow it. Note that deleting your account does not delete any content you have posted, because you have licensed it to Stack Exchange, but that content will no longer be associated with your named account....


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For the first five minutes after an edit, further edits get wrapped up into it, rather than making more entries in the post history. If you return the post to exactly how it was before you started editing it, that's the message that is displayed.


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Some suspended users circumvent the suspension by creating new accounts ("sockpuppets"), which are merged with their "real" account when the false accounts are found. In the meantime the user has asked his question and goaded community members into answering. Many of this particular user's questions have in fact been deleted. Where there is an upvoted ...


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I had actually come to meta this evening to post the same question about the same user. I would only add that, of his several contributions I've seen today, several offer dubious, or even clearly incorrect, advice - and include grammatical mistakes and incorrect language constructions. Yes, he may well be trying to help as @MετάEd has said, although his '...


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I'm against the idea of making it a requirement to sign up before posting on ELU. However, I am curious what good it will bring to ELU and I'm okay with conducting a trial run, but for just one month.


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You were trying to submit a deletion request from meta, using your main site profile link. Try the main site contact form: https://english.stackexchange.com/contact I've gone ahead and scheduled your account for deletion.


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I just examined my own (very limited) activity set. It seems that suggestions is a list of edits that I proposed but did not have authority to make real — they had to be judged by others with enough reputation. (The judgements are discoverable.) revisions is a list of edits that I made — either to my own posts (requiring no other approval) or elsewhere ...


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