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Feature of posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is not useful and it leads to incorrect answers / comments

Posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is allowed but for commenting 50 reputations are required. A guest user (who doesn't have an account) can't accrue any ...
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"Saves" for unregistered user gives 404 page

The link to saves gives a 404 page when used from an unregistered user profile: If it's not suitable for unregistered users, could we just remove that section for them? I didn't find any restrictions ...
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Flag link for new user own post does nothing

A new user (tested only on an unregistered one) has three links below their own question: share, edit, and flag. The last one (flag) actually doesn't do anything. No popup is appearing. Is there ...
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Make answering notice for unregistered users be translatable via Traducir

On sites where answering for unregistered users is available, they will see the following notice below the post body text area: Thanks for contributing an answer to Stack Overflow! Please be sure to ...
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Finish registration notice doesn't look designed right

Being an unregistered user, you can proceed with finishing the registration. In this case, you will see the same page as in a normal registration, but with a misaligned notice above: Notice states: ...
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Why is Super User asking me to sign up? This does not happen for other Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I can see my account and my Q&A history for Super User, but when I try to ask a new question, I am asked to sign up: I don't see this issue with any other Stack Exchange site. What is going on?
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"network profile" and "unregistered" overlap on some profile

"network profile" and "unregistered" overlap on some profile. Example from https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/users/83718/christine-adams: Tested on Chrome on Android (Pixel 6)...
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My account was automatically unregistered after I completed my registration with Stack Exchange [duplicate]

As I was upvoting a comment, the UI said to complete registration. After completing registration, a new account was created, and my existing account was unregistered... Now I can't upvote the answer ...
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Is it possible to blacklist a word, especially for unregistered users, in questions?

The problem Since the 30th of August, Law.SE is suffering under a single user that does ask repeated questions over something they made up from thin air. The word "constiption[sic!]/constipt"...
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Merging an unregistered account [duplicate]

I realized, after many months, that I once asked a question on the aviation Stack Exchange site, not from this account. Apparently I reentered my email I guessed and created an account which was ...
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Is there a "top banner" also for new users or low-rep users?

When I view some site without being logged in (or in incognito mode), I see a banner near the top of the site with some basic information about the site. For example, on Meta Stack Exchange I get this ...
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I am a user but cannot register

Under Area 51 I am listed as an unregistered user - when I hit register it says 'unable to log in - no user found'.
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Unable to join Area 51 community [closed]

I tried to join the "Area 51" community to support a proposal, but I have problems connecting to my other profiles. I commit before joining the community and this might have been the problem....
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How can I register account that I posted a question without registering? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Computer Science Educators Beta without registering and need to register it now. How can I do that?
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback? [closed]

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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Tell unregistered users why they can't delete their post with a disabled delete button

There's this song and dance that I see a lot. A user complains that they can't delete their post, high rep users tell them that they need to click the delete button, the user has no idea how to do ...
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How should I deal with unregistered users trying to delete their question?

Recently, I came across a question that had been vandalized by the OP. I left a canned "Don't vandalize posts" comment I use for these situations that contains the text: ... If you want to ...
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Are answers from unregistered users with the same name from different people?

I've asked a few related questions and got some reasonably high quality answers though there are still some bits to work out I don't grok. I have the standard problem of being too technical to get ...
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Unable to obtain help on registering an account without registering an account

Note: I am not asking for help here, My own personal problem has been solved. This is a suggestion that might help other people in future with the same problem. I was having a problem creating a ...
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What mechanisms now exist to deal with malicious guest posters?

There are a number of sites on the SE network who have had apparently recurring, malicious guest posters making low-quality answers and comments, in need of moderator intervention, regularly for some ...
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Why don’t posts by unregistered users appear in the First Posts queue?

Recently, I stumbled upon this post: https://drones.stackexchange.com/a/1141/149 It is by an unregistered user. It did not appear in the First Posts queue as shown by the timeline and the First Post ...
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"Posts as guests" are logged as different users using the same email address

SO.ja allows "Post as a guest" and in some cases using the same email address, but it's recorded as a different account. We need to repeatedly comment on how to merge accounts. Is this behavior ...
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Anonymous contribution (without an account) while suspended? [duplicate]

If a user is suspended on some site, they cannot interact with the site using their account. I have read in several places that creating another account to bypass a suspension is wrong. (In general, ...
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Cannot log in to my unregistered Stack Exchange account

Yesterday I set up an unregistered account to ask one question on a site in which I am not a member of. I want to make it clear that I am not interested in merging the two accounts. I am not ...
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How to block unregistered users?

I have not seen a single good question or answer by an unregistered user yet. I can understand that some people are still interested in searching for the "gold nugget" in these very special ...
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Do not let unregistered users “comment everywhere” (at least on certain sites)

Proposal Implement the following on all sites or make it an opt-in feature (for comment-heavy sites or sites suffering from answers in comments): Do not grant unregistered users the comment everywhere ...
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Registration messages unification

If you try to add post to favorites, you will see this message: But if you try to vote on post, you'll see this: Could we unify this messages?
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If I post as a guest and then decide to verify my email address, why aren't the accounts merged automatically?

I asked a question on one of the SE sites using the Post as a guest feature. I was really happy that SE allowed me to ask the question without a complicated sign-up process. After posting the ...
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Add ability to perform simple functions (e.g.: flag abusive and favorite questions) without registering if you are logged in

We block desirable actions when a user isn't registered for a particular Stack Exchange site. For example if a user wants to "favorite a question" or raise a "rude or abusive" or &...
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Posting as guest prevents signing in with different email address

I didn't have my login credentials available on a laptop, so I posted an answer as guest using a different mail address than what I used to register at Stack Exchange. Later I decided to reset my ...
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Let diamond moderators (or even regular users) search for unregistered users

Unregistered users don't show up as searchable in a site's user list, but diamond moderators may need to look them up from time to time on account of their interactions with the site. Regular users ...
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Why does Movies & TV prevent guests from posting? [closed]

Movies & TV, unlike most Stack Exchange sites, prevents unregistered users from posting questions or answers. Why so? When I try to post a answer for this question anonymously. It doesn't allow ...
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Recent profile page changes lead to problems for unregistered users

It looks like the profile page has been updated recently, e.g. the community list is now different when it's empty: However, two things are 'off' for unregistered users: It seems like users are ...
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Tried to ask an anonymous question with my main account's e-mail, ended up creating a new user account, and now can't log back in to it

I was trying to ask a question anonymously on one of the SE sites, so I logged out and came back, etc. I may have missed something, because after asking the question, the username does not show up as ...
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Should I accept an anonymous edit on a post by an unregistered author who claims to be locked out of their original account?

I saw this review in the queue: If the anonymous user is indeed DBChronos, this edit seems totally acceptable. However, if not, this could conflict with the author's intent. DBChronos is indeed an ...
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How to accept an answer to a question made as guest? [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a question on Chess Stack Exchange as a guest user (ChessNoob - How to avoid Pirc in favor of KID) People answered and I'd like to accept one of the answers (the one made by ...
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"Why is there no indication of an unregistered user?" Has there been any thought or discussion thereof?

This question was left as a comment under the question Any visible indication that a user is unregistered (apart from profile page)? Bounty disappears with cookie?: Why is there no indication of an ...
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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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I can't add comments to my own question that was asked as guest [duplicate]

I've asked this question as a guest Burn smell from arduino uno Now, I think I had account on stackoverflow with the SAME EMAIL ADDRESS When I tried to login with that email I just get this new ...
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Automatically merge unregistered account with existing account when using same email

I asked a question on engineering.stackexchange.com before joining the site, and provided my email. Unfortunately, I used a different name than my username on the Stack Exchange network. Still, the ...
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Asking a question as a guest and then deleting it or editing it?

I asked a question as a guest on a stackexchange site and because i used my gmail account it had my image in the post. I wanted to ask the question anonymously but now I can't delete it because i ...
Terence Chow's user avatar
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1 answer
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Any visible indication that a user is unregistered (apart from profile page)? Bounty disappears with cookie?

I just left comments and a +100 'thank-you` bounty both here and here at answers from an author of the paper linked in my questions. I'd thought that bumping a known expert (the posts were invited) ...
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Can I parse out the number of unregistered or not logged-in users from Quantcast stats?

Can I parse out the number of unregistered or not logged-in users from Quantcast stats? If yes, how? I am looking at the SE page on Quantcast but couldn't find any related feature. The OP of What ...
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Any further discussion on not using "guest" email address gravatars?

This question (Anonymous questions and Avatars) was asked two years ago. Today I experienced what the OP did - posted as "guest" on a SE, used my real email address which SE assured me would never be ...
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Log In and Log Out simultaniously when guest recovers old account

I posted a few answers as guest, then recovered an old account. Trying to log in at the sign up or [log in] link at the bottom of a question page I was presented with the sign up form again (where I ...
vectorious's user avatar
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'Set your password' link creates another account

As a moderator, I've seen some users lost their unregistered account and create new account. So I'm testing unregistered account behavior to help those users. To simulate those users, I've tested ...
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Method to get answers accepted if OP is unregistered [duplicate]

On many of the Stack Exchange sites, a significant proportion of questions are asked by unregistered users who are then unable to accept an answer to their question as correct. This is a massive ...
owlswipe's user avatar
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Are chat rooms in the sidebar shown for unregistered and low-rep users?

Sometimes selection of a few chat rooms is shown in the sidebar on the right. (If you are not sure what I mean, you can have a look at the screenshots here or here.) I wonder whether they are shown ...
Martin's user avatar
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I can't complete registration on ru.stackoverflow.com

I have tried many times to complete my registration, but I'm still unregistered. The account with my email on openid.stackexchange.com does not exist. What can I do to resolve this?
John Doe's user avatar
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I can no longer access my question via the same account I asked it through. What can I do? [duplicate]

For reasons beyond me, I can no longer access the following question: I solved their problem. Should I involve them? What can I do?
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