when it doesn't even seem like it was required? like the answer they give or the question they asked would in no way bring shame to them or embarrass them, have no negative repercussions, generally speaking, but I see a lot of people do anon anyways haahaha.
I don't really care if people go anonymous or not. The option is there if they want to use it. I don't like when people abuse the function though, like to troll or antagonize people without the repercussion of being blocked by other users.
I understand users going anonymous for certain types of questions like sexuality questions, or for opinions that they don't want linked back to their username by other members or people who know them in real life. But what I don't understand is why people go anon to answer things like "What's your favourite TV show?"
Well i dont mind! They probably just dont wanna post their usernames because they could have people they know on here in real! Its only weird when they go on anon for like a poll for your favourite song :D
I don't really care when people go anonymous unless they're trolling or being antagonistic, otherwise, it doesn't bother me. Some people just like having that "extra" anonymity. It doesn't matter to me.
Doesn't bother me because I do it myself here and there. Everyone has their reasons. I'll go anon on questions that I feel are too personal. I'll rarely go anon on answers unless I'm secretly 'mirin someone >:)
From what I've been told, many people post anonymously to avoid other GAGers. They don't want to make friends here, they don't want to deal with people stalking them, harassing them, hating on them or their questions/opinions, etc. It's generally a less dramatic GAG experience when they post anonymously all the time.
Sometimes I go anonymous when I answer a different question and it stays on and I don't realize it when I answer another one.
If there's one reason why it would be reasonable to go anon all the time is because so many people here have such fragile egos that the only way they can "win" an argument is by calling names at you then blocking you - if you go anon, they can't do that. Blocking is an overabused feature used by those who don't come here for the actual purpose of this website, which is to hear other people's perspectives - and they block anyone who has a perspective other than own. Then why are they even here?
But I'm proud of my name and GAG identity so I won't take that easy route. Even if that means that those unwilling to change and the close-minded fanatics who can't take a differing opinion will block me. Well, sh*t happens, really.
As for asking questions, I'm pretty sure that's because some questions are just a tad bit too personal, or they just don't want it to appear on their profile. Or so that those who overabused the blocking feature can post on it too.
I go anon for pretty much all my answers and questions regardless. I prefer all my opinions being completely anonymous on principle. No claims of bias or prejudice, simply left with nothing but my opinion. Who I am or what I've said in the past shouldn't be important because in relation to this question, to this opinion, it isn't important.
Sometimes like when it comes to sports and world cup stuff though I do have a habit of not going anon, or if anon answers aren't allowed and I think highly of the asker I'll answer anyway.