In the old profile page it was quite easy to find out if a user is unregistered. It simply said in large letters on the top of the page that the user is not registered.

Is it also easy to spot unregistered users with the new profile page? I've tried to look around, but I couldn't find any indication.

(And before people wonder why, this is useful because sometimes people suggest that a user do something that they cannot do without registration, e.g. vote up, delete, post a question on meta, flag; and it's quite useful to be able to know if these suggestions are moot.)

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    $\begingroup$ As a side note, it seems to me there are a handful of questions that justify having unregistered-users around, but I'll wait a couple of days before starting to tag retroactively, just to see if someone thinks differently on this. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 0:30
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    $\begingroup$ It's not, and I agree this is useful to bring back. Consider submitting it to the official meta stackexchange question as an answer, with a few words why it's useful? (On both regular and mobile) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 1:42
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    $\begingroup$ ...actually, someone already did point this out there as a standalone question; so if this matters to you, click the link and upvote only. :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 2:18
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    $\begingroup$ If I see a question that I regard as unreasonable, asking far too much of strangers, i check, if the user is unregistered I leave it alone. $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 4:56
  • $\begingroup$ @gnometorule: And if I don't have an account on meta.SE? $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ You can just create a meta.SE account associated to your current account... You'll get a welcome 100 rep there (enough to upvote) and with the new profile page, you can hide it from your math.SE profile, if you want. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Najib: Obviously. I just don't want to. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 14:29

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This has also been reported on meta.se and fixed as of today. The profile of an unregistered user now looks like this:


(By the way: if you find the "air of mystery" in the above screenshot annoying, see the discussion at meta.se).

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    $\begingroup$ Air of mystery sounds like a polite way to say "Smell around, and guess what I had for dinner last night?" $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 15:04

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