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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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From the FAQ:

Do I have to login?

Hope that helps!

  • 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! Oct 17, 2011 at 16:58
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    Does my response answer your question? Oct 17, 2011 at 17:01
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    yes I didn't know if you knew it was a new feature since you are a new member! Oct 17, 2011 at 17:14

Yes, it's a new policy.

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