Yeah, this maybe doesn’t merit its own thread, but what’s the deal with the topic cited above?
It’s like something out of Butch C/Sundance K. What is this unknown/deleted user? I don’t mind getting random “likes,” but I’d rather know who or what is giving them, especially as I get to know more of the people around here, who are almost 100% pretty chill people.
Could it be the act itself of liking one of your posts causes such inner turmoil and ennui that anyone having done so must immediately divest themselves of all online interactions and seek professional help?
I’ve not noticed this phenomenon, but I would guess that it’s literally what it says, a Like from an account that is no longer registered in the system. There are a few ways these kinds of “orphan” data records can be created, and it depends on the system architecture as to what would lead to this happening.
If you expand the Like list under a post and hover the mouse pointer over the deleted user icon, what is the resulting link? For example, the link on my icon is https://forums.mst3k.com/u/sandyfrank. Does the one for the deleted user still show a username as part of the string?
Hurm, I suspect @Derek is correct and it’s probably a private/hidden/blocked/muted account setting thing. Still, the mystery user gave you a Like, so it’s probably not personal! I can see where some folks would want to fly in lurker mode for one reason or another.