Questions tagged [unregistered-users]

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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?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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I have a (perhaps irrational) fear that brand-new users with auto-generated usernames may not return. Can I encourage them to change their username?

New visitors to Stack Exchange can post questions or answers as a guest. The site asks them to specify their name and their email address. If they're lazy and they leave the "name" field blank, the ...
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If someone's so lazy they use an auto-generated username, they may not have done email verification. What are the chances that they'll ever return? [duplicate]

New visitors to Stack Exchange can post questions or answers as a guest. The site asks them to specify their name and their email address. If they're lazy and they leave the "name" field blank, the ...
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How long does an unregistered user's cookie remain valid?

I was looking at profile of a user who is currently unregistered but has been using Stack Exchange communities since 27th June 2016. I was wondering how does Stack Exchange keep track of ...
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Can't finish registration in Stackoverflow.ru

I have an account on Stack Overflow and also on Russian Stack Overflow. I can ask questions on Russian Stack Overflow, but it always displays the phrase "Finish registration". I have tried logging in ...
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What can I do if I can no longer access my unregistered question? [duplicate]

About an hour ago I posted this question under an unregistered account from my desktop. I then opened up the password email from my phone, logged in from that link, and was unable to access the ...
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Unregistered profiles are shown as registered

I was looking the profile of a new user, as moderator of Drupal Answers, and I noticed that it is reported both as unregistered, and registered. What is correct? Is the account registered or not? ...
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Title of question (populated from search) does not persist through google sign-up

Steps to recreate: go to serverfault.com as an unregistered user click 'ask question' when shown the 'please be nice, and please search first' page, enter a search term in the input box: 'who loves ...
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Why does my profile page show 'unregistered account' when I'm registered?

I have been a member of Stack Exchange for almost four years. I always log in using my email address and password. Yet I am an unregistered user. Although I have filled out my profile I am always ...
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Allow unregistered accounts to delete their own posts

I feel that unregistered users should have the ability to delete their own posts subject to the usual rules of registered users namely a question not having an upvoted / multiple answers. I can't ...
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Why does Stack Exchange allow fake email addresses for registration? [closed]

I don't understand, Stack Exchange is a huge, spam-less site. On the major part of the sites (not Stack Overflow though) anyone can post a question as a "guest" by just typing any email: By ...
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