Some of the users have "Unregistered" next to their name. What does not mean.

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I noticed the same here:

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If you want to answer a question, it is not necessary to login with your Stackexchange account. This option becomes visible when you log out and is show as below:

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It means you can fill in whatever name you want to display (tested). This does not work for Meta as an registered account is mandatory.

  • Is it possible to convert your existing account to anonymous? Sep 17, 2014 at 3:24
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    I believe it can only be done the other way around, your account is already been registered to a name etc. but it is possible to alter that information and use a fake name so it make you look like anonymous. There is a downside to anonymous accounts in my opinion, that is if you lose your cookie file before or without registering then all your progress is lost too, so I would just stick around with the registered accounts ;) Sep 17, 2014 at 7:10

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