I know the question about what happens when a user is removed is answered here, but that question was about an incident 2 years ago. Is there any information about the user today? I lost 200 points through this action, just wondering what have caused this.

  • possible duplicate of User was removed
    – user3470
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 10:59

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A user requested his account be deleted. As a result, points received from him are removed from your account.

Evidence of this is still on many questions.

From now, any posts by him will simply show as anonymous user1712.

  • Is the link to the user-page accessible for high-rep users? I get Page Not Found.
    – gerrit
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 9:28
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    @gerrit yeah it was just to show that it was gone. It shows page not found for us too.
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 13:01
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    @gerrit No, even moderators can't access the profile of a deleted user. For users (unlike for posts), deleted means deleted. Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 20:35
  • @gerrit What are you trying to look up?
    – Karlson
    Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 2:34

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