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Surge of pseudonym users

Recently we have got a significant number of posts by users using pseudonyms. As explained in our FAQ we do not require using real names but we strongly encourage using real names. I understand that ...
Kaveh's user avatar
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Should we encourage a new user to register before he/she asks a question?

I have encountered the following situation several times on, or A new user asks a question. Someone answers, or someone points out ...
Tsuyoshi Ito's user avatar
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Multiple Accounts Policy

What is the policy on multiple accounts, especially maintenance accounts?. On Wikiepedia, a maintenance account is acceptable as long as the maintenance account links back to the user's main account. ...
Tyson Williams's user avatar
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What should we do if we noticed someone having the multiple-account problem?

This is another take to the problem that a new user asks a question without registering and loses the cookie. In the discussion I linked to, I wanted to prevent this situation from happening, but I ...
Tsuyoshi Ito's user avatar
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Account association bug

I recently opened an account over at I associated my account there with my account here. I then opened CStheory again, and I got a red banner saying "...
Alex ten Brink's user avatar
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Deleting account

How can I delete my account? I want to terminated my account but the tips in here do not help as there is no delete account tab?
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Is there a way to see if two accounts are the same?

Is there a way to see if two accounts are the same? (I found some related questions on meta but not enough information) Perhaps stackexchange uses some known techniques to calculate the probability ...
Marzio De Biasi's user avatar