For me it's just that you can look at someones past answers to questions and there are some questions that I see and would like to answer honestly but don't feel like having it attached to me. So I have answered a couple of questions anonymously.
We'll for one thing, to make it private. To avoid the embarrassment of having strangers know about your live struggles and personal decisions that you feel only a few people or none at all should know about. But by being anonymous, you can get advice and opinions. It's a great feature to also avoid online predators.
Thats what I'm sayinn!.. its like.. if you make a commitment and make an account, you don't have to put up a real name and real pictures!..
but you know what.. people have commitment issues.. lol or they are just here for one quick question or something.. but even if they do that, they don't actually search for that kind of question because MOST LIKELY, it has been asked before!..
Ive seen so many of the same questions!.. 'wat do I say to her'.. 'how to talk to him'.. -__- that's why people ignore those questions because we have answered them before.
But I definitely answer questions that sound similar but are unique.
I don`t need to post anonymously, the anonymity of my account is good enough. Given what`s been posted on here the majority of my friends wouldn`t be able to piece together that it`s me, and those who did would have to read through a fair amount before they`re certain.
There are MANY upsides to doing it anonymously, however, one down side is tha someone can post an answer anonymously just to say something rude or off the wall and get away with it : (
because there are creeps on this site who can stalk you online by finding your ISP address. it's easy to stalk people or hack people's account if you know how to do it. but also, people don't want to be judged.
I post anonymously sometimes because GaG does keep a record of what you ask/answer and some IRL friends know I come to this site and if you read up on everything I said you could probably figure out it's me based on how I type and what I say. It's a bit paranoid, but I do prefer not to have some of it collected. I will sometimes also do it because I'm being brutally honest and don't feel like getting messages about it just because it's not the answer someone wanted.
No one can judge you is the point. There are some people on here who will critisize you or call you names and be mean to you base off of your questions. They study into you and when they see your name on here a lot and may not agree with your questions or form opinions about you, some will use your past questions you posted long ago or something you did a long time ago against you and no one likes to be judged especially by people on here who sometimes act like they know you. When you are anonymous, no one knows who you are and it keeps away those who said mean things before to them cause now they have a cover so those people won't recongnize who they are and comment on there question anymore. oh and yeah you can just block but you never know who else has been studying you or keeping up with your questions so its best to be anonymous if you want to get away with asking questions you know you might get judged on.