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This weekend (October 10th, 2009), I introduced accounts on DelphiFAQ.com
The main reason was to give people the ability to edit a comment that they have posted several hours or days ago. Without a login, it was not possible to reliably identify the 'owner' of the comment.
Second, it did happen that someone impersonated someone else by using that person's name. It is still possible to post anonymously, but if you post while logged in, a green check mark will appear next to your name above the comment.
Finally, it has happened several times that one poster tried to reach another poster but neither one of the 2 posters had left their email address. The 2 posters would independently email me and I would try to make the connection. Successfully, in a few cases, I may add. Now, if you are logged in, you can send a message to another registered user on this site.
You can see your own messages in your profile.
In the upper right corner you have links to log in or to register a new account:
Once you are logged in, you can access your profile by clicking on your name in the upper right corner: