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