When this feature came up, we were able to mention someone even if we were anonymous, but now we can't do that.
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Because we want to know who mentioned us... the anonymous options is meant to answer when the answer is delicate.
If someone would ask "who on here is HIV positive too", without the anon option the person would not get any answers.
It's not meant to be used 80% of the time... if on a discussion forum everyone is anonymous it becomes fairly boring!2