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Standards for username

Flag any post made by the user (since you can't flag profiles directly) with a custom message to the mods explaining that the username may be problematic. I've reset the username on this account this ...
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Why was my other account removed?

Your account was removed because it was very clear it was a sockpuppet for another account. This was reinforced by subsequent behaviour by the master account. You can have more than one account on ...
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What happens with vulgar user names?

As with most issues, just flag it for moderator attention, and/or, if you feel comfortable, leave a comment on their post asking them to change it. Mods can and will reset the username to a default (...
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I am having issues with Stack Exchange chat, and feel I may have been hacked. What can I do?

No one has hacked into your account. Or done anything else with your account. You've been using it for the past couple hours, and that's the only thing that's happened with it in several days.
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Friend of Follow Other Stack Users

No such feature exists, Stack Exchange is not a social network. You should be able to keep track of your friends without a list in the system.
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Why was my reputation reset?

@Glorfindel is correct - you had an answer flagged as spam. The answer You linked to a survey-site offering "Free" Robux for completing surveys. While you may not have known - those types of ...
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Why was my reputation reset?

Looking at your reputation history, I can't help but conclude that you must have had a post flagged as spam or rude/abusive; if six users (or a ♦ moderator) flag a post as such, you'll lose 100 ...
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How do I log out of Gaming StackExchange?

The rightmost button in the menu bar (next to he question mark) is used to access the log out button. Just click that button and a new menu will drop down, and the log out button is in the top right. ...
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This account is scheduled to be deleted 11 mins ago

There is probably a small timing difference when an account is scheduled for deletion, vs when the script that processes deleted accounts actually runs. It seems to have run now, in any case. https:/...
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Why must users be at least 13 years old to be a Stack Exchange user?

Adam Davis, in the link that @Private Pansy provided, states that: The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act requires that websites cannot collect personal information from children under the age ...
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Is it possible to ask an anonymous question?

It is not possible. However, you can create another account and ask under that account. It isn't against the rules as long as you don't interact between the two (upvote each other etc.).
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Can we delete our own downvoted, unhelpful but accepted answers when a user is removed?

Stack Exchange doesn't allow users to delete answers that have been accepted by the question asker (a.k.a. original poster/OP). This is because - in the normal case - this is usually a bad thing to do....
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Why do some users vanish and turn into user...?

Yes, usernames revert to the default 'userXXXX' username when an account is deleted. Users can be deleted for a variety of reasons. To go into specifics why particular user(s) were deleted would be a ...
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User with multiple lost accounts

I think there are two proper courses of action they can take. One would be to reset their credentials, using the password reset option available when trying to log in (though I believe this will only ...
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Standards for username

Travis J wrote in a comment: Usernames must abide by the Be Nice policy, which while open to some interpretation, is often rather easy to determine if a violation exists - especially when reviewed ...
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No Steam Log-In on other sites

Open ID Support ended in 2018 It is no longer possible to log in with Steam's Open ID on Arqade or the wider SE network. See the following Meta SE Post: Support for OpenID ended on July 25, 2018
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How do I change my email address?

I believe you simply click the 'edit' button on your profile page, which is up near the privileges & preferences menu items:
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Why do I have more rep in meta than I do on Gaming?

status-completed There was a major reshuffle of meta sites a few years ago which (among other things) appears to have ultimately fixed* the rep-sync issue. * Well, apart from one place thanks to an ...
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Duplicate user accounts

It's possible s/he's browsing in private-mode, meaning that once the browser is closed, all cookies are erased. It's not necessarily malice or ill-will. Update: The 9 or so accounts seem to have now ...
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How can I use the same login here that I use for my website profile?

It seems that you want to merge your accounts. You can do so very easily: just ask here, on Meta, for it to be done. More info here: I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them? If you ...
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Friend of Follow Other Stack Users

3ventic is correct that there is no "friend" or "follow" features and likely will not be. To see more discussion on that, check out this meta.SO. If you want to follow users for some reason (maybe ...
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