Recently, I came through a question answered by Anonymous. First I thought it as some account and I found lo link with the name. Below is the screenshot;


What are Anonymous postings?

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    ....Cowards.... – j08691 Aug 19 '12 at 18:50
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    @j08691 Well spoken jay-zero-eight-six..... – Bart Aug 19 '12 at 19:46

Most likely this is a case where the original author of the post asked to have the post disassociated with his account.

Post dissociation is a right that every post author has under the CC-by-SA license.

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    How is a post dissociated? Via flags? Or is there an automated option? – nanofarad Aug 19 '12 at 19:50
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    Does someone have some confirmation on the "...deleted his account or..." part?, I have seen these and I believe they become faded unlinked userIDs (not "Anonymous"). Someone correct me if I am wrong – ajax333221 Aug 19 '12 at 23:30
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    @ajax333221 poking now to see if that has changed. You're correct, (RPG at least, still uses anonID) – wax eagle Aug 20 '12 at 2:00
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    @waxeagle It has changed in the opposite direction: userID format is used since mid-2011. The screenshot predates this change. – user259867 May 8 '14 at 19:09

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