If I want to answer a question when I am not logged in, I can post an answer as a guest on Stack Overflow. What happens when I do that? Does it mean I have created a new account on Stack Overflow?

  • Why didn't you ask this at Meta Stack Overflow? – ale Mar 31 '15 at 3:59
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    I am a new user on SO and I don't have enough reputation to ask question on Meta SO. So I come here, and I could ask questions about all sites on StackExchange here. Could I? – xshsinap Mar 31 '15 at 4:07
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    @AlE That close reason (pertains to a specific site) doesn't apply here, since while the OP is on StackOverflow, the question itself pertains to the network as a whole. – user206222 Apr 2 '15 at 2:07
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    "So I come here, and I could ask questions about all sites on StackExchange here" - Of course you can, but then please don't rollback the edits that adjust the question to use the proper tags. – Christian Rau Aug 4 '15 at 9:16
  • @ChristianRau Sorry. I didn't notice that. I recover it now. – xshsinap Aug 4 '15 at 9:19

When you post as a guest, an account is created for you automatically and a cookie is placed on your computer, allowing you to use that account without having any other login method. (This is known as an unregistered user). There are a few things you can do with this new account, in particular:

  1. Request it to be merged with your main one.
  2. Register it by adding a login method. If you use the same login credential as for your main account, they should be merged automatically.
  3. Delete the account by opening the user profile and clicking delete there.

Third question:

Another question, can I ask a question as guest?


You can't post a question as a guest.

  • On SO, I can post an answer as a guest. You could try it. – xshsinap Mar 31 '15 at 2:31
  • @xshsinap Oh! I'm sorry. I didn't know that. – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Mar 31 '15 at 2:33

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