I do not understand how the site displays usernames. And in the case of the question What is the difference between “get mad” and “ get angry” in this paragraph?, I found this has been very interesting. Perhaps someone who can look behind the scenes, perhaps by tracing ISPs, can be of some help.
The current username attached to this question is tiengvongdemkhuya. This is an unregistered name. I am not sure if the same unregistered name was listed yesterday, but that is not important to me.
Now comes the confusing part. I know for sure yesterday (as in 100% for certain) while I was accessing the site by mobile phone, probably on mobile view, that the following was the case:
When you were looking at the active questions queue, the question was listed as having another user. I will not state the name of the user that this view gave for it, but it was a registered user with not a small number of rep points. I say this only to show that it was not someone close to being a beginner here. The point is, is that this view did not show the unregistered name but a registered name.
This question is about the system of how the site displays names. Because yesterday there was certainly a discrepancy between the username listed at the actual question page, and the one listed at the active questions view. Why did such a discrepancy exist?