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This unregistered user was able to delete own post (I thought only registered users were able to) and repost it as a comment on a question which is not their own (as per the FAQ it would require 50 rep).

How was that possible? Or are moderators (since shortly?) able to impersonate an user?

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Huh, stackoverflow.com/posts/3139032/timeline? Hmm.. <marquee>test</marquee> –  BalusC Jan 24 '11 at 15:17
    
Magics......... –  Josh K Jan 24 '11 at 15:18
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The FAQ seems to confirm the note about deletion: Why should I register my account?: "the site prevents unregistered users from deleting their own posts". –  Arjan Jan 24 '11 at 16:13
    
For ones who wonder about my 1st comment: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76188/… –  BalusC Jan 24 '11 at 17:23

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Moderators have the ability to convert answers into comments. If a non-answer is sufficiently useful that it wouldn't be a bad idea to retain, we can use it to preserve the content in this manner. Accompanying comments may optionally be brought along with it.

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