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Why was there pushback on a user's profile image?

For people who are either unfamiliar with US history (either due to growing up in other countries or who had White Supremacist textbooks in school), here are the first two paragraphs of the state of ...
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What happened to the dear user "quid" (9072), they appear deleted?

The user formerly known as quid asked for his account to be deleted from MathOverflow. That was quid's own decision.
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Flood of Similar New User(s)

With regard to Gerhard's response -- which I agree with -- I see a number of things problematic in some of the behavior taking place in the present circumstances. I have no doubt that behind these ...
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What happened to the dear user "quid" (9072), they appear deleted?

quid has outlined his reasons for leaving in this answer (See Footnote 1), in relation to his nomination for a mod position on math.SE.
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What happened to the dear user "quid" (9072), they appear deleted?

Taking Asaf's post as truth that the user requested deletion of their own account (and having no information to the contrary), I encourage people in this community to at best send their well-wishes ...
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10 year 'temporary suspension'?

Naturally, we do not discuss details of individual users. This is indeed an unusual suspension. Also note that this is a network-wide suspension, so this is not necessarily related to this user's ...
16 votes

What happened to the dear user "quid" (9072), they appear deleted?

A recent discussion in comments under Alon Amit's answer prompts me to offer some reflections on quid's publicly stated feelings and judgments about MO and the differences between MO and Math.SE. I ...
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One person creating multiple Riemann Hypothesis-related accounts

What they're doing here on MathOverflow is relatively harmless. They're also active on other sites in the Stack Exchange network, where they are posting downright abusive stuff; here are some examples....
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14 votes
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Strange username

The user has changed to another username Math is like Friday. (Just answering to make the possibility of considering the issue as solved.)
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Why was there pushback on a user's profile image?

Answering this for closure: By the comment of Stanley Yao Xiao, the OP in question had a confederate flag as their avatar. A moderator (presumably) changed it, with the understanding that a ban would ...
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Who wrote the year of death in the profile page of the late William Thurston?

Please see this discussion, from the old forum 'tea' before it was superceded by MO meta: http://mathoverflow.tqft.net/discussion/1429/loss-of-a-member/ The discussion indicates that it was Anton ...
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9 votes

Flood of Similar New User(s)

I believe that I can give a partial answer to your question. Looking at some of the profiles that you have listed, they seem to be all unregistered users. I used to do something similar (but with only ...
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9 votes

Flood of Similar New User(s)

Do(es)n’t said user(s) simply exploit the loophole once detected by @MattF. (newly created accounts can spend the association bonus on bounties), and wouldn’t that part be solved by following his then-...
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Is there any process to appeal suspensions?

Here again is the relevant meta SE question on appealing suspensions. Here is some general advice for users who have been suspended. It's natural, when being disciplined, to feel defensive, or to feel ...
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Repeated TeXifying of question titles

The user has been contacted by a moderator. Please advise if the behavior persists.
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Flood of Similar New User(s)

I think it is reasonable to be concerned, if only for the fact that we do not know what the ramifications of this behaviour are. However, I think it is better to describe the behaviour and call out ...
6 votes

What happened to the dear user "quid" (9072), they appear deleted?

There is some concern that quid's contributions have disappeared. I can verify that they are still here. For example, this question was answered by quid, and the comments are still preserved. It ...
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Negative reputation?

When looking at users tab you can choose what to display - reputation, editors, voters, new users, moderators. And you can also use period on which you want to concentrate. (I am not really sure which ...
4 votes

Why was there pushback on a user's profile image?

I just don't understand why the moderators would remove the avatar but leave a trail of comments around that allows others to infer what happened, or worse. I think the omission ultimately caused ...
2 votes

Repeated TeXifying of question titles

Maybe it could be useful to spell out explicitly why the edits in question were problematic. (Both for the benefit of the user referenced in the question and also for other users who want to help ...
1 vote

Is there any process to appeal suspensions?

As far as I understand, there is no rule against opening a meta post to discuss your own ban and defending yourself; especially if you wish to draw the attention of the community to a ban that you ...

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