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Questions tagged [anonymous-visitors]

This tag is for questions about the anonymous users, i.e. users who haven't registered on the Stack Exchange site or browsing it anonymously (not logged in).

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Minor alignment issue in the site's home page for the anonymous visitors

When I'm visiting any Stack Exchange site with out login (as anonymous visitor), in the home page there is an alignment issue. The grid cells are not aligned correctly in the Mozilla Firefox, Google ...
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Reflect the specific of meta sites on meta site’s top banner [duplicate]

I take an Academia site for an example, but almost any other site is affected. To check the issue just open sites in browser private mode. I noticed that top banner of main and meta sites are the ...
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Are votes by anonymous users recorded? [duplicate]

When I'm signed in and try to downvote a question having less than 125 reputation, I get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but ...
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Horizontal scrollbar on responsive sites I don't belong to

On sites that allow you to post an answer without logging in I get a horizontal scrollbar even when the site has a responsive design, probably due to the sign up/login boxes: Example links to sites ...
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Button to dismiss posting guidance for anonymous answer authors is misaligned

I took that screenshot while I was signed out, trying to post as an anonymous author on Physics SE. That banner automatically slides up and it suggests some general guidelines for posting. The "ok" ...
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No error handling for posting as a guest

Trying to post as a guest when all fields are empty shows me an error: But if I fill at least one field (title, body, tags) I see no error message, but infinite processing indicator (I set only ...
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Improve “Thanks for the feedback” popup when not signed in

I was exploring an SE community I'm not a part of and got this message pressing the downvote button (on a not-answer) without thinking: The first issue I have with it is repetition. It says Setting ...
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Click to hide in the Hero content is not aligned correctly for the non joined communities

The "Click to hide" icon in the hero content (welcoming message) for the non joined communities are not aligned correctly for most of the private beta and some other communities. A few examples are: ...
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Can we show new/anonymous users more Q&A?

With left nav, responsive design, and various new-user notices, this is what an anonymous user currently sees (browser window here is 1090px wide): I realize that a lot of this content -- code of ...
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The banner for new users comes back on every reload after dismissing it

I just noticed that the behaviour of the banner shown to new users explaining the site doesn't stay dismissed when you reload the homepage. I'm talking about the banner that looks like this: As far ...
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Don't redirect me when I visit a duplicate question if I'm logged in to any SE account

I have accounts on two kinds of sites: ones I'm interested in (and with active participation) ones that are heavily spammed (flagging is almost my only participation there) But Blender.SE is in ...
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Empty area of anonymous feedback window [duplicate]

If you have not being logged to SE network and make a vote for some post you will see the following popup: But if you already logged to some other site this popup looks differently: Empty ...
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Suggested edit by Anonymous

From time to time, I see edits like this one made by anonymous users here on Meta Stack Exchange. I know that these edits are actually made by logged-out users or even users without an account. But ...
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Is the /tools/post-feedback page removed? [duplicate]

It's mentioned in Post Feedback link is broken that the /tools/post-feedback page is removed for 10k users. And it doesn't show up in Links: However, the page seems to be still up and running when ...
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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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Why are the registration requirements different for posting questions vs posting answers?

If you want to post a question you have to confirm your email address but if you want to post an answer you don't. For purposes of spam reduction it seems like requiring an email address for both ...
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Non-logged in votes by known users

For those of us who are members of a number of other sites, but don't want to sign up to certain sites (for whatever reason), simplify the "Vote noted; you have not got an account here." dialogue box ...
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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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What happens to up/down votes when not logged in?

If I don't have an account on a particular StackExchange site and I attempt to up/down vote a question or answer I receive this message Thanks for the feedback! This site is free and open to ...
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Is the count of anonymous feedback available in the schema?

I've been interested in what sort of questions are helpful to anonymous people rather than regulars. I would like to get a count of anonymous feedback "Helpful" and "Not Helpful" votes on a question. ...
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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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Warning reviewers if the sugested edit was made by an anonymous user

What I asked is basically for robot-approvers. Many times, while I was reviewing, I come across scenarios where I saw a suggested edit have problems (invalid or too minor etc). When I try to reject ...
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Don't show links to duplicate questions if I cannot see them

I was browsing a Stack Exchange site where I am not a member - so I was browsing anonymously. I found an interesting question, read it, and then wanted to do further research. I checked out the right ...
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Withdraw questions with no useful answers from Google index

(Turning this answer into a feature request.) Stack Overflow is a repository of great and not-so-great answers. Three major causes for the not-so-great is misleading question titles, outdated answers,...
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Why does Stack Overflow allow editing posts by people who are not Stack Overflow users?

Stack Overflow allows non-registered users to edit our posts by using the "improve this question/answer" link. Also the edit is shown by the user name of Community♦. What would happen if a non-Stack ...
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When/why did Stack Overflow disallow anonymous questions? [duplicate]

I remember a time when anonymous users could post questions without an account on Stack Overflow. IIRC, this is no longer possible. I don't mind the removal. I DO, however, find it interesting ...
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Why both “sign up” and “log in” especially when both are the same link?

I just noticed that when not logged in, I have "sign up" and "log in" links on top: Not sure how long it's like this however both link to https://stackoverflow.com/users/login. As I understand ...