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Does Donald Knuth have a profile on TeX.SE?

don's personal presence on the internet is essentially limited to his web pages at stanford. on his tex page he lists a contact for reporting "purported errors". this still happens to be me, although ...
22 votes

Promotional material in usernames

I normally speak names in my mind when writing, and addressing furniture, numbers, random letters, long sentences, political statements, names written in scripts I don't understand, names containing ...
15 votes

Promotional material in usernames

I'm the lead developer of TopAnswers, and I'm responding here as my name has come up in the comments, and because I want you to know that it makes a difference to me that you, and/or one other another ...
15 votes
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OP asks the same question two or three times or does the same strange things several times

I think you raise two unrelated issues. The second one is a bunch of poor answers. There I think really the site is working as designed, the answers have few votes (negative total in some cases) ...
13 votes

Does Donald Knuth have a profile on TeX.SE?

There is an even better answer listed on his web pages, more specifically, on the page answering the FAQ question ‘So you’ve retired?’: The only way to gain enough efficiency to complete The Art of ...
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How to ensure that upon my demise, ownership of all my contributions in the StackExchange network is transferred to Community Wiki?

I think the short answer is that there is no official method to do this. To understand why, we need to think about how StackExchange operates (or at least the model that is supposed to apply). Posts ...
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9 votes

Promotional material in usernames

There are two issues here: Advertisement in usernames Length of usernames in the chat Note that if I choose a username @yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo, it has the same appearance problems as any ...
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Promotional material in usernames

Let's do some examples. The nickname is me@awondefullink.com. awondefullink.com is a site that sells something --> no good, it is spam. awondefullink.com is a site of porn, violence, racism --> ...
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6 votes
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Question made from Sir Tim Berners-Lee in TeX.SE?

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee is also known as TimBL. The only user having that name is on StackOverflow: He has asked only one question to date (Jul 10 at 15:56). Moreover, he is involved only ...
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6 votes

How to make an account?

As far as I understand it, the technique is to click on the "log in" link in the top bar: Then log in using the same credentials you used on the source site (where you should have an existing account)...
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5 votes

How do I log out?

First, locate the "StackExchange" button at the top-left of the screen: Next, click on the little downward-pointing arrow next to "StackExchange" and bring up the following menu (only the top part is ...
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4 votes
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Children's photo in the profiles

If you see something that is untoward in terms of users' profiles, then you can flag something posted by that user (question, answer or comment) for moderator attention and explain your concern. If ...
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4 votes

Promotional material in usernames

My sincerest apologies: Sometimes(?) I lag behind when it comes to looking through internet communication practices that are new to me. Before reading this question and the answers to it, I thought ...
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3 votes

Should we reformat references to deleted accounts?

This really is a non-issue primarily because links to user profiles are far less likely to be followed than links to posts. There might be the odd user who want's to learn more about person X you ...
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Promotional material in usernames

Thanks @JosephWright for posting! I add my opinion. Quite frankly :-) other opinions welcome. It's about abusing the name feature for transporting an advertisement, by a single setting that's creating ...
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