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Diamond moderator symbols and old posts

This question, or rather, (vague) feature-request is not specific to MO; however I leave it to more experienced (and with better skill in writing English) users to possibly ask it elsewhere. ...
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Don't know the details to my old account, how can I find them?

My question is pretty much as in the title. I have an old account but no longer know which e-mail I used to set it up (never mind the password xD). Is there any way I can get the e-mail? I'm ...
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How do I recover my MathOverflow account?

I've been inactive for close to a year due to illness--and want to resume my activity as in Euclidean volume of the unit ball of matrices under the matrix norm but when I try to do so, I get treated ...
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Using MathOverflow to help with referee work

Suppose I am refereeing a paper and wish to remain anonymous as referee. Suppose I had trouble understanding some of the proofs in the paper and made a post on MathOverflow and received a very helpful ...
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Strange username

We have a new user called Asian but no Chinese. It's not spam, and I guess it's not offensive, but it seems … weird. I couldn't find a tag related to username issues on the only other post I ...
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Account not deleted [closed]

25 hours after my account was scheduled for deletion, the account is still active. I tried deleting my answers manually but it is not possible in most cases, same for questions. What should I do?
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To moderators: is my account deleted?

To moderators: Is my account deleted? The rep number is now 1 . but I can still login. I cannot ask this on meta because $1<5$. Thanks for the comments. The account is scheduled for deletion now.
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Missing all activity and questions I asked on this site

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I had a few questions on this site (some of them from when the site run its own copy of the software and before it became part of StackExchange) and I can'...
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Failure to update changed username on (edited, community wiki) answer

I recently noticed some very bizarre behavior on this old post. The user who asked the question is currently operating under the username "Loop Space". This user seems to have previously operated ...
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Recognizing identifiable users changing user names

I noticed recently regular users changing usernames (for instance, changing to a username supporting some particular political issue). The purpose of this post is not to discuss whether this should ...
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Why can't I post my question on MO anymore

It seems that my account in MO has been blocked. My post is no more accepted, saying that we are no more accepting post from this account. How can I get my account unblocked?
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Keyword Search of the User's own (my own) questions or answers

Is there a (good) way to "search" the keyword of the User's own (my own) previously asked questions or given answers in one's own profile? If so, how? Please illuminate. p.s. I asked that ...
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Who wrote the year of death in the profile page of the late William Thurston?

Prof. William Thurston passed away on Aug. 21, 2012. His MO profile page gives Feb. 22, 2012 as the date of his last log-in. Who is the person who wrote the year of his death in his profile page? Was ...
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Is it possible to close my account without deleting it ?

I feel like, for some reason, I am not able to ask interesting questions here anymore. So it would probably be better to have my account closed. Still I asked some well-received questions in the past ...
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A message from stack exchange concerning support for OpenID

I received the following message but I am not sure that it is a real message or is spam. Is it it really a message from SE sent to all participants? "Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange are ...
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Can someone please help me login to my account

I'm so sorry, but I got logged out of my account: https://mathoverflow.net/users/10290/erin-carmody I tried to log back in but have changed my email several times... It might be an impossible task. ...
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Is it possible to know the list of removed users?

Today morning I learned that I have +4 reputation with notification "User was removed". I calculated that probably this removed user posted me two downvotes. Simultaneously my (not very ...
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Is it possible to change the author of a problem on mathoverflow?

By a mistake I have written the problem Is "weakly good" series in a finite-dimensional Banach space "good"? from my account instead of writing it from the account of Lviv Scottish ...
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Should MathOverflow require registration to ask a question?

Probably anybody visiting this site regularly noticed that quite often there are posts which are not at MO-level and quite frequently also of very low quality. (Many of them are simply copy-paste of ...
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Celebrity usernames

The question "naive de Rham cohomology fails for singular varieties" (naive de Rham cohomology fails for singular varieties) recently received an apparently useful answer from a user with the name "...
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What's happens to a user's questions, answers and comments after an account is deleted?

I apologize if the answer to this is obvious or well-known. I'm curious to know what happens to a user's (1) questions, (2) answers, and (3) comments after a user's account has been deleted in the ...
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May I accept the answer?

I asked a question without registration and Prof. Bryant answered it but I can not accept the answer because it is not contained in my account. I would be grateful if you guide me to accept the ...
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Recurrent posting about «Matrix polynomials» and so on

MO is currently being the focus of what I guess to be a single particular individual R.T.Man sporting multiple unregistered users identity (like Eskand or H.night). S/he's asking multiple very similar ...
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How to logout from the site?

There is no visible (to me) button for logging out. How to do so? This is an attempt to comply with François Dorais' request.
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Question warning without asking a question!

I have never asked a question on mathoverflow.net, yet when I was about to ask my first question, the site flagged a warning regarding the question not being well received, is this normal behavour? ...
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Can I be blocked for posting a lot of questions even if I delete them?

My question: Does the StackExchange system still count questions that I've deleted toward my potential of being blocked?
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Why does MathOverflow keep logging me out?

I'm getting tired of logging in to MathOverflow ten times a day. The other Stack Exchange sites I use keep me logged in, and so did MathOverflow until recently. What is different about MathOverflow? ...
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Is universal public visibility of up-votes/reputation/badges really beneficial?

Parabolically, suppose that Quentin asks a question that may as well be well-thought-out and interesting; suppose Albert and Beatrice work out answers A and B, that Albert's answer looks good and ...
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Can you help me open my alter user?

My name is Erin Carmody 916. Can you unite me with myself? Please forgive me for my former transgressions. I promise to show my love for mathoverflow in the way it is intended in the future. I don't ...
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Can we migrate users with their questions?

If a question is migrated from MO to MSE, would (or should) it be possible to automatically create the user an account at MSE and link it to the one at MO if they don't have an MSE account yet? I don'...
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How can I delete my Math Overflow account?

Is there any way that I could delete my Math Overflow account? I cannot find anything about leaving one of StackExchange communities neither in my Stack Exchange profile page, nor in Math Overflow ...
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Merging accounts

I have long been away from these forums. If I recall correctly, I used to login from my Google account. Still, my Google account seems to be no more tied to my original MathOverflow account https://...
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Why don't I see the reputation gain?

Today I answered https://mathoverflow.net/a/178155 for the first time a question, and afterwards received an email to complete my registration. But upon completion I now only see the 101 points from ...
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An Introduction to Suspension Theory [closed]

Inspired by Konrad's last post I would like to start a discussion thread on some possible aspects of long time/permanent suspensions. "Konrad" is a pseudonymous name for a long time suspended user. ...
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What is wrong with my account?

When I refreshed a page on the main site I suddenly logged out and when I logged in again I found out that my reputation is disappeared and I lost my access to my questions and I cannot edit them. ...
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Using multiple accounts and pseudonyms

What are the MathOverflow guidelines regarding using pseudonyms in place of one's real identities? In particular are anonymous/pseudonym users treated differently from users who use their real ...
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Can I be merged please?

In a previous meta thread here, I wrote a comment to Todd Trimble and requested to be merged with my previous account (I have lost all access to that account). I have also sent in a form requesting ...
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What happens to reputation when I get merged?

A while ago I sent an email to the stackexchange team on recovering my account https://mathoverflow.net/users/21278/ben-lim. They said I should create a new account and merge it with the old one. This ...
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Registered vs. unregistered users?

What does it mean if a user is unregistered? I'm interested in the questions and answers of a particular user, let's say "SAM". I clearly see questions that SAM has asked, but when I search for "SAM"...
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Unification of two accounts

I have two accounts "loup blanc" on Math Overflow. One is unregistered, dated Aug 3, 2012 (reputation 26), and the other is registered. Is it possible to unify the two accounts into the second one?
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Development of the MathOverflow community

From the Stack Exchange Data Explorer one can obtain the following data: Number of people who joined MO in the last 4 years and have collected at least 10000 points: 96 Number of people who joined ...
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What happened to my previous posts?

Recently, I logged-in to mathoverflow (after a period of inactivity) to find out that none of my previous posts shows up. Can anyone shed a light on this?
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Does deleting an MO account delete other StackExchange accounts?

If a user deletes their account on MO will all the associated accounts on other StackExchange sites be deleted as well?
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How do I combine my two accounts?

I made a mistake and now I have two mathoverflow accounts. I have an account on stackExchange and another account on Yahoo. How do I combine these two accounts? Is there any way? Thanks
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Moving off from MO

How is the account in MO closed ? What I mean is if I want to permanently close my login ( and let others know) what do I do
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Loss of reputation because a "user was removed"

I just noticed that I lost 10 points of rep because "user was removed". I don't get it.
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How to merge old mathoverflow account?

I know that this question has been asked and answered here: How can I log in into my old mathoverflow account? I have e-mailed the stackoverflow admins twice, but nothing has happened for 48h now. ...
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Why are MO accounts not listed among other SE accounts?

When I go look at my accounts in SE network, mathoverflow is not listed there. (You can get to the list of accounts, for example, from your profile page. Other SE accounts are listed on profile page.) ...
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