Questions tagged [users]

This tag is for general questions about users and user accounts.

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Is it OK to use specific users as part of a puzzle mechanism?

I am currently working on a series of mini-puzzles I’ll be posting on the main site, and I have an idea for a mechanism that utilizes features of users all across the Stack Exchange network, ...
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User names with promotion/spam in them

To my knowledge, questions and answers that contain spam and promotional materials, such as to sell something or advertsting, are forbidden. But what if someone has a username like somecompany.com ? ...
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Comments on Nominations — Location Not Showed

Puzzling.SE is currently holding a moderator election.  During the nomination phase, members were able to post comments on nominations, like this: If you go to the user profile page of somebody who ...
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The mysteriously missing question (2)

Folks, There has been a murder. A question was just minding its business and it is now dead. What happened to it? "Who done it?" There are no other clues. Just very mysterious. Credit to Bozman ...
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Rate-limit questions to one per user per day (or n per week)?

Should we (if we can) rate-limit the number of questions which a user is allowed to ask to one per day (or n per week)? I'm suggesting that this be applied to all users across the board. Advantages (...
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New Users Posting Bad Questions!

In the past 24 hours 4 new users joined and posted a terrible first question. One of them even received an upvote. Since they are new users, downvotes do nothing to their rep. Their rep stays at 1, ...
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Unregistered Users and Controlling Their Actions

Yesterday we had this specific example of the user where he/she came into the site, posted five (or so) questions some of them plagiarised and deleted, some of them marked as duplicate, and others ...