The Islam proposal is about to go live, but the creator of the proposal is missing!

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Perhaps the user who proposed Islam no longer has an account, but shouldn't it show something a bit more... descriptive?

I would imagine something more like what SO shows for a missing user:

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  • Something like what, exactly?
    – kotekzot
    Jun 14, 2012 at 0:30
  • So you want to see the "no avatar" picture?
    – kotekzot
    Jun 14, 2012 at 0:38
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    @kotekzot: I think that would be better than an empty spot, yes. And something better than "delete" in place of the name.
    – Flimzy
    Jun 14, 2012 at 0:42
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    its not even deleted, its delete!!! so confusing
    – user57949
    Jun 14, 2012 at 2:18
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    You're right, it's pretty silly. +1
    – kotekzot
    Jun 14, 2012 at 3:17
  • @HaLaBi: Based on the answer below, it appears that "delete" was the user's name. heh...
    – Flimzy
    Jun 14, 2012 at 18:53
  • @Flimzy Yes you are right.. I even made sure, I found another site with a deleted creator and his name was shown there. area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/5356/…
    – user57949
    Jun 14, 2012 at 18:56

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This is fixed now. Area 51 is now consistent with the rest of the network in that it shows an anonymous gravatar placeholder for deleted users, along with their last display name prior to deletion:

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  • It still says "delete" on Islam site proposal
    – Dynamic
    Jun 18, 2012 at 17:00
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    @Dynamic The proposal creator changed their display name to "delete" prior to their account being deleted.
    – Emmett
    Jun 18, 2012 at 18:05
  • @Dynamic Changing the name to "delete" is asked to confirm that who asks for an account deletion can access that account.
    – apaderno
    Jun 21, 2012 at 15:46
  • @kiamlaluno Then that causes display issues, and the username shown should be the one before changing it to "delete".
    – nanofarad
    Jun 25, 2012 at 12:11
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    @ObsessiveFOSS Or it could be changed to a generic user<user-id>. At least, it would not be clear there are different users.
    – apaderno
    Jun 25, 2012 at 14:10
  • But it still shouldn't say "delete".
    – nanofarad
    Jun 25, 2012 at 16:08

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