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Unregistered users posting questions can register automatically

+1 vote
asked Jul 29, 2014 in Q2A Core by Vimarc
Unregistered user who post questions can fill name and email before submit question and it will automatically register them. It is possible?

1 Answer

+3 votes
answered Jul 29, 2014 by pupi1985

No, it is not possible. You either have the setting that allows users to post anonymously or you don't. That's it.

However, there is something somewhat related (actually not that much) implemented in the core that not so many people is aware of. Let's go step by step.

1. Allow anonymous posting

2. Post an anonymous question. You will see that in the question, below, it says something like this: asked 6 seconds ago by me. So even if you are not logged in you're still recognized as a specified a user. If another user (logged in or not) looks at your question the same question will display asked 6 seconds ago by anonymous.

3. Register using the same browser session (and with the cookies not cleared since the post creation)

4. Go to the question you have previously posted as an anonymous user. You will see that it now says that it is posted by an anonymous user but if you look below you will see an uncommon action with the text I wrote this.

5. Click that button. That will claim the question and assign it to your user.