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Do you have to be logged in to post a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should I register my account? do you have to be logged in to post a question?
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When do I lose my unregistered account? [duplicate]

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 ...
Eugene's user avatar
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How SO manages and implements accountless questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should I register my account? I was over in and I noticed that I can post a question without registering or creating an account. I ...
Eyad's user avatar
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155 votes
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Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Alternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be ...
cas's user avatar
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189 votes
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Repository of useful pro-forma comments

Every tag has its questions that make the same mistake(s) over and over and over again. (But some tags more than others.) That's where Benjol's pro forma comments script comes in. The only downside to ...
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Encouraging users to create an account (and keep it)

I know SO's policy is "you don't have to register to ask questions," but there are so many new members and so many hit-and-runs... The majority of the questions I see now are coming from new ...
NullUserException  อ_อ's user avatar
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Are spammers and trolls part of the community?

This is a much more philosophical question than most. It is inspired by the question Is "the community" an arbiter or an authority of "belonging" on the site? as it relates to the ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
19 votes
1 answer

Unregistered users should be able to delete their own answers

I used to think that all users can delete their own posts, as long as these posts haven't gained a relevant number of upvotes. After seeing posts like this again and again, I decided to verify my ...
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How do I give someone reputation?

Someone answered one of my questions and I would like to give him reputation. How do I do that? Does the computer do that itself? This is my second day using this site, so I can't quite navigate this ...
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Is an anonymous user a user at all?

Follow up from: Discrepancy between user counts on Leagues versus Users page I feel that the /leagues page should not count unregistered users. They have no rights on SE and can do very little. Nor ...
RichardTheKiwi's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer

Why is OP unable to upvote any answers?

I came across this question - SQL Server will index help here on SO and if you read the comments on the question, the OP claims that he is not registered and hence cannot up-vote. The profile of OP ...
Sachin Shanbhag's user avatar
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Are there anonymous users? [User{someNr}] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some users have username “user########”? In the last few days there have been a lot of really easy questions concerning C#, ASP.NET Webforms and so on. All ...
Random Dev's user avatar
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1 answer

What is the correct way to reply to community wiki FAQ questions with an accepted answer?

There is a FAQ community wiki question Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are requests suggesting such negatively received? with the accepted answer, in which I disagree ...
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

How does SO identify different unregistered users?

What I can think of is by IP address, but this won't work for corporations where everyone has the same address. Otherwise cookies might work, but this will make faking happen easily here. How ...
user avatar
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Useless SE banner, visiting new communities

Whenever I go exploring some Stack Exchange communities I didn't joined yet, the "Here's how it works" banners shows up, explaining me the general principle of Stack Exchange: Most users visiting the ...
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An unregistered low-rep user was able to delete own post and repost it as a comment on other's question

This unregistered user was able to delete own post (I thought only registered users were able to) and repost it as a comment on a question which is not their own (as per the FAQ it would require 50 ...
user avatar
3 votes
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Can Unregistered Users delete their questions? [duplicate]

If I were to accidentally ask a question as an unregistered user, could I go back and delete that question?
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
Rubén's user avatar
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Logged in users with less than 15 reputation should be able to give feedback

If I'm not logged in to any Stack Exchange site, I can give feedback clicking on vote button: But if I'm logged in, and I have less than 15 reputation, I get a message that more reputation is ...
Web Devie's user avatar
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1 vote
1 answer

Alert users that they already gave anonymous feedback on a post

Users without the "vote up" or "vote down" privilege can still click the upvote/downvote buttons. When doing so, they get such banners: When upvoting without "vote up" ...
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1 vote
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Merging accounts [duplicate]

I answered a question without creating an account I guess. This account was somehow created for me. Then I registered the name, but a new account was ...
user avatar
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How can I manage my questions asked before I'm registered?

I can't edit or comment now. I guess it's because I changed my computer. How can I get back the control again?
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Which one is the real number of users on Stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Discrepancy between user counts on Leagues versus Users page. According to, SO currently has ~421k users. (I see 9x4 users on a page, with ...
sbi's user avatar
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