Why is an account required to ask a question?

Just curious why YAA (Yet Another Account) is required to ask a question here? What harm is done in allowing account-less questions to be asked? Having to create YAA is a burden for some folks (like me) for various reasons, and I would participate more if I did not have use YAA. Thanks.

That’s just how Discourse works. There’s also integrations so you don’t always need yet another account; i use my GitHub accounts, for example.

Completely losing the concept of an account also makes spamming easier and moderation harder.


I'm using a GitHub account too, so I didn't have to create YAA.

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