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When I login as anonymous, (well it sounds weird, but logged in with email only in SO, or as a guest)

What causes me to lose that account? (not being able to post something as the user)

closing down the tab that has the Stack Overflow page?

marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, hims056, Tobias Kienzler, Martijn Pieters, Undo Aug 22 '13 at 12:08

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    Hi. Please don't (ab)use code blocks (backticks) in text. For more see Markdown help. – hims056 Aug 22 '13 at 5:20
  • "Anonymous identity" really got me confused – asheeshr Aug 22 '13 at 5:21
  • @hims056: will do so, thought it was a standard practice in SO, since it makes the text the most visible. – Eugene Aug 22 '13 at 5:25
  • Yeah, I tried creating an account with an email address, and I couldn't find it afterwards. I suggest that you try creating an account with OpenID. It's much easier to manage. – Robert Harvey Aug 22 '13 at 5:27
  • @Robert: I'm trying to understand how it works. An anonymous user can post many answers and later decide to register it. He might find out he can't login as the "anonymous user" he used. It's good for an anonymous user to know what causes him to his 'anonymous identity' – Eugene Aug 22 '13 at 5:44
  • Backticks are used to format code. Use of them for code is standard practice on Stack Overflow. That is all that they are for. Use bold or italics for emphasis if the word is not code. – Cody Gray Aug 22 '13 at 8:50

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