Previous feature requests about this have been confronted with opposition, yet right now if I try to ask a question, it asks me for a valid email and to verify my account. This struck me odd, because the only reason we were doing that was as means to slow down spammers and I've not seen anything around that would suggest that the change was permanent.


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Yes, we are as a attempt to slow down spammers. The SE team has told us that it's working, and we haven't seen nearly as much spam as we would otherwise.

  • Darn! Give a rest will ya, SPAMMERS?!
    – Braiam
    Apr 10, 2014 at 1:13

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