A few months ago I asked an anonymous question using an unregistered account on Super User. However I now see a message that you must be logged in to ask a question on Super User.

When and why did this change happen?

Usually when a change like this is made there is an announcement on Meta but I could not find such an announcement.

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    @Giacomo1968 That thread seems specific to Stack Overflow.
    – CPlus
    Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 4:00
  • @user16217248 Please post a link to the SU question you asked anonymously. It might be that it was not anonymous as you think if this was a few months ago. I was never aware anyone could ever submit anonymous questions so that's news to me. I think you will need to show an example even though it's regarding something you wish to be kept "anonymous" or else they will close your question. I encourage you to pick such an example answer to be investigated further; otherwise, it was likely not anonymous. I'll keep an eye on this post to see what comes of it. Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 14:33
  • @VomitIT-ChunkyMessStyle I've seen a few question by unregistered accounts but not recently. I think this is what the OP means. Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 16:14
  • You must be logged in to ask a question on Super User might be the reason
    – Ramhound
    Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 19:29
  • @VomitIT-ChunkyMessStyle Please note that the question currently on my profile about Firefox is not the question I asked anonymously.
    – CPlus
    Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 19:56
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    If I were to guess it probably got changed by someone on the staff during the moderator strike as an attempt to try and stem some of the spam flood. I doubt it did anything to stop the spam but I can't say I'm against keeping things the way they are, a small minority of unregistered users are an absolute menace.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented Nov 27, 2023 at 20:29
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    @1NN It has been possible to add a name, and an email to a 'post as guest' box, and then you will have a cookie-based 'unregistered' account. But your email could be any random/nonexistent email. On some sites, you must fully verify your account. On others you can ask/answer with unregistered accounts. On Stack Overflow, you can answer, but not ask questions, with unregistered accounts.
    – CPlus
    Commented Dec 6, 2023 at 17:51
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    @1NN And I absolutely remember asking a question, on May 10, using an unregistered account.
    – CPlus
    Commented Dec 6, 2023 at 18:02


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