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Encouraging users to create an account (and keep it)

Is this now a feature - you can only ask a question if you signup for an account?

Are anonymous user questions now banned on SO?

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marked as duplicate by Shog9 Oct 17 '11 at 16:59

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From the FAQ:

Do I have to login?

Hope that helps!

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You didn't used to have to. In fact it was one of the original principles of not becoming 'the hyphen site' that you didn't have to signup! – Martin Beckett Oct 17 '11 at 16:58
Does my response answer your question? – Adam The Chespin Oct 17 '11 at 17:01
yes I didn't know if you knew it was a new feature since you are a new member! – Martin Beckett Oct 17 '11 at 17:14
Ok, thanks for the response! – Adam The Chespin Oct 17 '11 at 17:16

Yes, it's a new policy.

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