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Questions tagged [anonymous]

This tag is for questions regarding anonymous users.

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Unable to hide hero banner on music StackExchange site

Normally when I navigate to a SE site that I am not a member of, I hide the hero banner at the top using the "Click to hide" x button at the right-hand side. However this button doesn't seem to be ...
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How can I delete the avatar auto-added to an anonymous question?

A few minutes ago, I asked an anonymous question while purposefully not logged into Stack Exchange (it was about a sensitive topic and I intended it to be anonymous). When asked for an email, I gave ...
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Sign up buttons missing styles in anonymous voting dialog

Steps to Reproduce Log out Click a vote button on a question Observe the dialog that appears Actual Result The dialog's "Sign up" buttons seems to be missing styles. They use the text cursor, not ...
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What should I do if I don't want a question to be associated with this account? [duplicate]

I have several questions that I want to ask that I don't want to be linked back to me by the people about whom I'm asking*, who might recognize my username. There are others that would require ...
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Lost points from a suggested edit when a later, anonymous, suggested edit was reverted

My profile says I lost 2 points because "suggested edit approval overridden". When I checked the answer, when I checked the revision history I found that the community revision from 2018/07/18 was ...
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How to get reputation from posting an edit as an anonymous user

I made an edit as an anonymous user. How can I get the reputation if my edit is accepted?
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Possibility to ask anonymous questions

The Stack Exchange network has been growing a lot in the past couple of years. By now there are many sites that are about potentially sensitive topics. One that comes to mind is https://workplace....
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Can an anonymous user opt out of arbitration?

The new terms of service announced recently include an arbitration clause. The new terms specify that one can opt out of arbitration by sending a letter including their name and their mailing address ...
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Formatting bar right aligned before anonymously answering

If you're not logged in, you see this at the bottom of every question: Those icons should be left aligned. In addition to this I noticed that there is more alignment weirdness happening once you ...
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How is the anonymous edit count from a certain location determined?

This post will not make much sense without first reading Suggested edit by Anonymous, which details my making over a hundred anonymous edits to MSE over a period of years before creating my current ...
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How to create a new account without having to change email, so I can ask questions anonymously?

I tried to ask a question on workplace, and for what is probably obvious reasons, I did not want the question associated with my account. I looked at, for example, Need to ask a question anonymously, ...
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What happened to “anonymous user feedback”?

What happened to Anonymous user feedback now in testing? Now when I visit a Stack Exchange site as an anonymous user, I can't find a feedback button. Where did it go?
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Edit ban message for anonymous users links to a non-existent edit history

I just got insta-banned from suggesting edits whilst not logged in* and got a message saying: You are temporarily banned from suggesting edits - please review your edit history. The link, which is....
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Is downvoting perfectly anonymous? [duplicate]

When I was checking someone's profile, I came to know that I can see his reputation history too with the time of that activity. Now, suppose if I get a downvote and I suspect someone for this, so if I ...
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Who is the “anon” user from the database's perspective?

Recently, we had a tiny bit of drama over on Ask Ubuntu Meta, which led a post to be anonymized (being owned by the user anon). This piqued my interest for no particular reason, except for how the ...
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When do anonymous users appear as 'null' or '-1' in data explorer?

I am doing data analysis on Stack Exchange communities using data explorer. I am wondering how to identify anonymous users bc anon user Id is not consistent across tables. So I learned that Users.Id ...
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'ask question' anonymously on security.stackexchange? [duplicate]

I was thinking, perhaps after 100 reputation or something, that you should be able to post questions anonymously on security.stackexchange kind of like the way people can on quora.com Then you would ...
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Tell anonymous users the reason “Improve this answer” link is hidden if there's already an edit in the queue

As you can see, there is a link to improve the question. There are also links to improve all the other answers. But where is was the link to edit this answer? OK, animuson figured it out; an ...
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Don't attribute edits by anonymous users to the Community user

I saw in this answer that when an edit is made by someone anonymous and someone with sufficient rep approves it, the edit is attributed to the Community user. I think it would be better if the system ...
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How do I associate an edit I made anonymously with my newly created user account?

So I made an edit to an answer on History Stack Exchange. After saving, the site encouraged me to create a user account, which I immediately did. But the original edit I made is still anonymous, and ...
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Disassociated posts are still linked from the network profile [duplicate]

An anon user (which I assume stands for "anonymous") doesn't seem to be very anonymous. This particular screen shot was taken from a post which I found by following a link on a (very non-anonymous) ...
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Seeing CAPTCHA with noscript in Firefox

I am using Tor with Firefox, and I don't want my identity to be exposed on a forum. Now when registering I can't see the CAPTCHA with no-script. Is there a way to see it without exposing my IP or ...
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Will Questions asked by Anonymous Users get Accepted Answer Status? [duplicate]

This question also includes the questions owned by the Community User (incase the user who first asked the question deletes the account). Can the anonymous user accept an answer to his/her question?
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Anonymous StackExchange - would it work, what would really change?

I was thinking of starting a Tor Hidden Service based on some modified clone of StackExchange that lets everybody be anonymous, but keeps the reputation system - the nicknames would be randomized for ...
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Is it possible to show my rep/flair while being anonymous?

What to do when someone wants to show his flair/rep and at the same time do not want his identity to be known? I thought for a second for an intermediate site to produce a certified/anonymous flair.
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Anonymous user grayed out, but not deleted?

I'm pretty sure I have seen a user with a user name like user1234567, that had a grayed out name link, but was active. (I did not find the example) From Some User is Shown As Greyed Out, I understand ...
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Anonymity on SE sites [duplicate]

I have following questions about anonymity on SE sites: In which cases (or how) can a user become anonymous on an SE site? Are there any levels of anonymity on SE sites? Can a registered user be ...
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Why can't anonymous visitors flag?

The dreaded Hot Questions sidebar of shame led me to Latin translation on Italian Language beta, where I have never posted (so am anonymous). I want to ping one of their moderators and warn them that ...
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Documentation about anonymous users

Where can I find documentation on what anonymous users are? Expect stuff like 'users who did not register', 'users whose username is 'user34894'', 'users who can get reputation points', yadda yadda, ...
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How does Stack Overflow track users that don't log in

How does Stack Overflow track or block a user that isn't logged in and that asked or answered a question that has been flagged as spam or offensive? I'm asking because I'm also creating a Q&A site....
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Protected questions and editing [duplicate]

I have an answer on Ask Different that gets 2-3 spam edits a day. The other two answers also receive near daily spam edits when the posts are not locked. The question has been protected however this ...
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What are the pros and cons of supporting anonymous participation on Stack Exchange?

I was reading this answer, and it included the following: Stack Exchange doesn't make it too hard for someone to create an account just to post crap. So far though, the benefits far outweigh ...
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What is an anonymous user capable of?

Adding an answer and improve the post. What else is an anonymous user capable of in Stack Overflow?
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Anonymous user suggested edit spam [duplicate]

There seems to be an issue going around at the moment, where I've seen a number of edits to post that are complete vandalism. Presumably, these get filtered out by diligent users who notice that there ...
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If anonymity is so important, why is it not universal?

A frequent argument brought up in support of voting anonymity is that it can lead to potential grudges. Certainly the review system is of the same nature. I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that ...
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Hot and Week tabs not shown to non-logged in users (except on SO)

Visiting a SE site without logging in, one can no longer access the tabs Hot and Week (except on StackOverflow). I believe this change hides the feature from those most likely to use it: casual, but ...
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Posting anonymously - but with a catch

I have read through most if not all topics concerning posting anonymously on Meta, but I haven't find any satisfactory topic. Some people argue that it is necessary to be able to post anonymously. I ...
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I can see others' rep change from removed downvotes

I am a mod on Mi Yodeya. Today I looked at a certain user's reputation page, only to see that they had received a point back for a removed downvote on a post that I had recently deleted. This was ...
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Can we do more to warn anonymous users away from invalid edit suggestions?

I don't know if all sites have this problem, but I suspect it extends beyond just Seasoned Advice. Sometimes we seem to go through periods where we have a constant stream of invalid suggested edits ...
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Does SO track anonymous editor statistics? [duplicate]

Are anonymous edits IP logged and tracked ? Does this show the edits made from a specific IP ?
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Where did my “Improve this question” link go?

I wanted to propose a significant edit to a closed question on The Workplace to try and get it reopened, but because it was so significant I wanted the OP to review the edit first. I used an ...
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Why am I getting many suggested edits by anonymous users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do suggested edits work? While I've been approving suggested edits, I've seen many times that edit is proposed by an anonymous user. What is meaning of that? Most of time ...
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What happens when a user clicks 'Was this post useful to you?' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anonymous user feedback now in testing Whenever we move the mouse cursor to the 'add comment' area, a display appears asking 'Was this post useful to you?'. When we provide ...
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Anonymize answers until you cast a vote?

There has been debate about whether a popular user (let's call him "Jon") might receive more votes for a similar, or even slightly worse answer than one from an unpopular/unknown user (let's call him "...
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Lots of vandalism by anonymous edit suggestions

I often see vandalism while reviewing edit suggestions. Most of these are submitted by anonymous users. Example Is there a way for moderators to block these users? And do we really need anonymous ...
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Ability to ask questions anonymously but still get notifications

For some of the sites, such as security, parenting and the workplace, it would be useful to be able to ask questions anonymously. For example, someone might want to ask about issues that could either ...
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Are there any proactive ways to deal with repeated anonymous spam edits?

I know that anonymous edits are tracked and eventually blocked, based on the discussion in Is there some form of blocking in place for rejected suggested edits by anonymous users? However, I wonder if ...
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Anonymity of downvotes has a loophole

I spent some time trying to help the OP on this question this morning. He evidently didn't like my answer, and gave me a downvote. How do I know? Well, when I deleted my answer, his rep ...
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Anonymous user feedback about my posts

I think a feature that allows me to view the Was this post useful to you? anonymous user feedback about my posts can be a really helpful tool. It will allow me to know where people think I'm wrong, ...
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Why would (or when should), a moderator make a question anonymous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question disowned by author/moderator A few hours ago I read this question by a high rep user (a ♦ moderator, if I'm not mistaken). It got 10 votes (7 down), four answers and ...