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People can put anything they want in the bio section of their profiles, except for egregious hate speech and pornography. The mere fact that a quote was said by a Nazi, or is attributed to a Nazi, does not make it egregious hate speech. So this is fine (or at least, not deserving of moderator action). You can, of course, discuss it with the user yourself and ...


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Is this OK with you, having reputable physicists (like Cosmas Zachos and Valter Moretti or Urs Schreiber to name a few) alongside crackpots? That's the wrong question. Let's suppose I'm not "OK" with that. What can we do? By SE policy (cf. e.g. this and this), you can pretty much link to anything you want in your profile as long as it's not egregious hate ...


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Suspensions go to people who break the rules of the site, are warned about it, and don't stop. There is no requirement that the user does not contribute to the site in a valuable way - or in other words, even if someone is making valuable contributions in asking, answering, and editing, that doesn't make them immune from suspensions. No amount of rep puts ...


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As no single account can cast more than one down vote on any particular post it is clear that more than one person feels that some of your posts are not "useful and clear". If any one person is engaging in a pattern of arbitrary downvoting it will likely be reverse by an automatic process that exists for that exact purpose.


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I'm promoting this comment by knzhou to an answer: We get worse questions every day. Downvote, flag, and move on.


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Users are allowed to put what they want in their user profiles, within reason. Generally speaking, users are allowed to put whatever the heck they want in their user profile. This includes links, images, text... as long as they stick with two guidelines: It should be SFW, and has to be non-offensive to people. This means: No naked pictures, but a picture of ...


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Yes, you're allowed to create multiple accounts, but there are some restrictions on how you can use them. Let me quote the key part of that answer: if the second account allows you to do something on the site that your normal account would be prevented from doing, it is abuse. Examples of this include (but are not limited to): Voting on your own ...


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You can put whatever you want in your profile. (barring NSFW or generally offensive material, though the rules are pretty lax on that too) Sure, feel free to link to Quora there :)


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The standard reference for this is What is serial voting and how does it affect me? at Meta Stack Exchange. Note in particular that it does not give specifics on what will and will not trigger a serial-voting detection by the system. This is intentional. The more information that is available, the easier it is to game the system. In particular, if the ...


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He is not even participating on this site anymore so i don't understand the reason for this suspension. He was participating, slightly. I can't provide details on the exact reasons for suspension1, but I can tell you that he was suspended for his participation (more accurately, something he did in the course of that participation), not for his lack of it. ...


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Users that have (or had at one time) more than 200 reputation on any site in the network are granted an association bonus of 100 reputation on every other site.


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Please use the "Contact" link in the footer of the page and choose "I need to merge user profiles" as the reason and explain your case. SE will handle the merge manually.


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I could understand including the quotation, "There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph." Firstly, forget who said it - how is the collapse of lies and the emergence of truth a bad thing, let alone anything resembling hateful speech? In physics, we are always after the pursuit of truths ...


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It's probably a coincidence. 155 users were deleted and 46 destroyed by moderators, but that doesn't include self-deletions. I don't know of any way to get specific numbers of how many users delete their own accounts, but as far as I can tell it accounts for the bulk of overall account deletion. In your specific case, as far as I can tell only 1 of the 5 was ...


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Removed, and thank you for bringing that to our attention. You could also have flagged any of the user's posts and used the custom reason to explain the problem.


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This is detailed in several questions on Meta Stack Overflow, for example this one. In general, the way to hide personal information is simply by not entering that information in the first place. Most fields of the profile are optional, so you enter only what you want people to see. The email address is one of several exceptions. Your email address will ...


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(I work for Stack Exchange) Just contact us directly to handle this. Fixing it requires us asking you for additional information that needs to be given privately, so it's best handled via email. Give us up to 24 hours to take care of it.


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This occurred because your account was deleted on Physics.SE. If you believe this action is in error and you have not received a message from the moderators or the staff, use the Contact form to contact SE directly.


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The way to bring it to the attention of a moderator is to post here (or ping one of us in chat), but we can't help you in this way. Revealing personal information like this would be a violation of the moderator agreement. What we can do is bug the SE team to make sure they are working on your merge request, which I will go do right now.


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Easy: Click on your profile on the topbar (whilst on main page, not meta) Click "edit" located under "Questions" (same line as your name) Fill out items as necessary


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I image that you expected to provide something for "age", "location" and "website". Note that there is nothing that enforces honesty in these values (e.g. my location) or that they are particularly important to you.


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If you go through the profile of a user to find interesting posts, you should try to avoid voting on their posts. Because you're selecting posts by user, this distorts the voting compared to when you would find questions via other means. This creates a pattern that is almost indistinguishable from vote fraud and is likely to be reversed. There is no problem ...


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Someone at Stack Exchange HQ will need to verify and process your request, so you will probably need to wait at least until Monday during business hours.


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To expand on what Manishearth said and address the last part of the question: the guidelines on what constitutes excessive self-promotion are outlined in the help center. Avoid overt self-promotion. The community tends to vote down overt self-promotion and flag it as spam. Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your ...


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So my question is, are we indeed allowed to look through similar people's history and read their questions, and vote accordingly? Or is this not to be done? In theory, you shouldn't do that. In determining which posts to vote on and how to vote on them (up or down), the author of the post should not be a factor. In practice, it's not such a big deal. If ...


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I'm not sure on the algorithm exactly but I have a feeling if you go to a link, read the question carefully, read all the answers carefully, and then vote up the answers that are useful and vote down the answers that are not, the algorithm wouldn't catch it. This is because this is normal voting behavior. You shouldn't cast a vote from the name alone, you ...


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There's no way to flag an account, but you can flag one of the user's posts for moderator attention and explain in the message. Of course, now that you've brought it to our (mods') attention by posting on meta, there's no need to flag in addition; we'll look into it. We do allow people somewhat more freedom in usernames than in the content they post, but ...


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I'm not going to bother going over the SE network policy on profiles again, since two answers already have. Is this OK with you, having reputable physicists (like Cosmas Zachos and Valter Moretti or Urs Schreiber to name a few) alongside crackpots? What's your criteria for judging this? It's entirely possible someone believes in some non-stream ideas; ...


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That user appears to have decided to stop visiting the site. There's some non-public information which confirms that their decision was voluntary. They had expressed an intention to return, but you know how life is. Perhaps they'll come back eventually.


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It doesn't seem to be possible to edit user profiles from within the Android app. The Meta Stack Exchange page that introduced it does not mention it, and the feature request Ability to update profile from the StackExchange Android App has been open since October 2013. It's unclear what you mean by 'settings'. On the desktop site, going to your profile > ...


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