I asked and answered a question on a Stack Exchange site without registering. I was accessing my unregistered account through my browser, which kept me logged in. However, someone reset my cookies and now I've lost my account.

Is there a way to regain it, or should I give it up for lost?

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  • If you have a link to your account, you can write a mail to [email protected] Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 10:03
  • @Gamecat - what constitutes a "link to your account"?
    – user148268
    Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 10:04
  • a link to your account page, or probably only the ID is enough. But you need to proof that its your account. Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 10:21

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So long as you provided us a valid email, you can simply recover your cookie by clicking the "Forgot password" link.

Area on the login page:

"Forgot password?"

Once you have recovered your cookie, it's strongly suggested that you click the "Sign up" link that appears on the top of every page to convert your account from unregistered (cookie-based) to registered (login-based).

Unfortunately, if you did not provide a valid email address when you posted for the first time as an unregistered user, you cannot recover your account.


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