I'm looking at the user profile page of this user (https://superuser.com/users/43131/) and it says that that user hasn't posted any answers. However, when I look at the same user's profile on Stack Exchange, it says that the user has posted two answers:

user posted two answers

Why does this apparent discrepancy exist?


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The user actually posted 870 answers on Super User.

It's a user profile we used to merge other profiles into to get rid of them. We no longer do that.

I would have assumed that you understand this, given your question Do mods still merge spam users into the deposit user?

  • Yes, but why does the Stack Exchange profile say that it has two answers? (Side point: the user has accounts on other sites and is named "cyberswan" on them, and it created its newest account on Software Recommendations one week ago)
    – gparyani
    Jul 2, 2014 at 4:14
  • @damryfbfnetsi Can't speak about the two answers, but the linked accounts are automatically created when a new spammer uses an e-mail address that was previously already merged into the big ball o'spam. But the team is taking care of that now.
    – slhck
    Jul 2, 2014 at 8:12
  • @slhck I can see that the user is deleted now.
    – gparyani
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:05

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