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Questions tagged [unregistered-users]

For questions about users who have yet to fully register their accounts and their contributions and actions.

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Bug: 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 ...
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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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Accept answer for unregistered account with same email as registered account

I have a registered account (this one), linked to several Stack Exchange sites. Recently, I wished to ask a question anonymously on a Stack Exchange site I haven't used before. I created an ...
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Link design within the new unregistered user inbox/achievements dialogue looks weird

That looks weird. The log in is hyperlinked, but sign up is not and instead, there's a big blue button saying sign up underneath it. Why not just have 2 buttons? Or hyperlink both? Something like: ...
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Unable to follow an Area 51 proposal after turning from Guest into logged in user and unfollowing [duplicate]

I am trying to follow Prestashop under Area 51. I clicked follow, it gave me an email, I confirmed it, and it made a guest account. I didn't want to follow as a guest, so I unfollowed it, and then I ...
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Create account out of anonymous question? [duplicate]

For the sake of simplicity I posted an anonymous question on a Stack Exchange site yesterday. Is there a way to "un-anonymize" the posted question by linking it to an account that will be created (To ...
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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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Can unregistered users be blocked from answering on some sites?

A few years ago, a policy change was made so that unregistered users could no longer post questions, only answers. The reasoning given by Jeff Atwood for not requiring registration across the board ...
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Wrong error message when suggesting an edit on a per-site-meta when not logged in [duplicate]

It is probably very unlikely for anybody to encounter this bug, but just for completeness’ sake: If you try to access the edit link to a post on a per-site-meta, e.g., https://german.meta....
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Ability to see whether or not an unregistered user has a valid session

As a moderator, it can be beneficial for me to know whether or not an unregistered account is "still alive" or has been thoroughly abandoned. An unregistered user has only a cookie based session, ...
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Do the new user pages no longer show if a user is unregistered?

The old user pages showed if a user was unregistered, but I haven't been able to find that note on any users with the new page. Now it's possible that no one is using the sites I've been checking ...
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What happens when I post an answer as a guest?

If I want to answer a question when I am not logged in, I can post an answer as a guest on Stack Overflow. What happens when I do that? Does it mean I have created a new account on Stack Overflow?
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Can we auto-hide the 'Thanks for contributing an answer…' box when the focus goes away from the textarea?

For unregistered users, when you click the textarea for answering a question, a big box comes up with information on how to answer, but when you click away, it should go away itself, you shouldn't ...
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Why is the editor toolbar grayed out for unregistered users?

Why is the editor toolbar grayed out for unregistered users on sites where they can post answers? I don't think it really makes sense for it to be grayed out if they can post answers - what's the ...
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Can we remove the textarea border for asking/posting questions?

This is a bug report/feature-request. The feature-request: Normally, the border is fine, but for unregistered users, or registered users who click the 'help' button, the top part of the border ...
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The 'ok' on the 'Your Answer' dialog on unregistered sites is a bit too high

The 'ok' on the 'Your Answer' dialog on unregistered sites is a bit too high: You can see the top of the k is outside the actual box, increasing the margin-top by 10px in the containing div fixes it.
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Intercept misguided “answers” and edits by users with stranded accounts

In lieu of requiring registration for all users, I think we could do better with detecting when a user has created multiple accounts and intercepting them before it creates a problem. Most of the ...
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“Post as guest” is a bad user experience and encourages low quality contributions. Get rid of it

Since its inception Stack Exchange has tried to make it as easy as possible to ask a question, most of the time. This was done by implementing the concept of an "unregistered" user, identified only by ...
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Let unregistered users browse more than just “newest” questions [duplicate]

When I browse questions on a site I'm registered for, I can see all questions - newest, featured, frequent, votes, active, and unanswered. But on sites I am not registered for, I can browse only ...
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“Show more comments” link breaks for unregistered users if a comment is posted after page load

I didn't report this earlier as it is such a subtle bug and difficult to reproduce. I first noticed this many months ago, likely right after the comment update that split the "add comment / show all ...
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Can I re-login as the same unregistered user? [duplicate]

I was having problems logging in to my account, and so I logged in as an unregistered user and asked a question. I received a good answer and would like to give credit. How do I login as the same ...