I really wish GaG would get rid of this. It's so annoying when I go to answer a question and then see I can't answer anonymously so I don't answer because I like to always answer anonymously. Why ask a question then stop anonymous people answering? Especially since anonymous answers are the most honest. One of the best things about GaG is the anonymous button and I think they are stupid making a bock anonymous button, and anyone who uses it is stupid. Especially on embarassing/sexual questions. GaG please remove this feature
Because some people don't like or want anonymous responses. A lot of people use the anonymous function to troll. That doesn't mean everyone abuses it, but a lot do. The "block anonymous users" feature for questions won't be going anywhere, it got added to the site because that's what the majority of users wanted.
Anonymous users are definitely honest, but there are also many who abuse the function and troll (which happens with regular users too obviously), or they insult people incessantly while they're anonymous because they know they can't be blocked by the person they're harassing. I don't have a problem with the anonymous option at all, but I just have a problem with the way some people abuse the hell out of it. And for what, so they can be a nameless keyboard warrior? That behaviour is really quite annoying, and I'm betting it's the main reason why people block anons when they ask questions here. If I'm ever insulted or harassed by somebody on one of my posts, it's usually by an anon person. Basically, these anonymous trolls ruin the anon function for everybody who wants to use it.
I don't think anybody who blocks anon answers is stupid. If I ask a sexual question, I always allow anon opinions because it's only fair. However, if the question is something harmless like "What's your favourite video game?" then I don't really see the point in anon answers and I don't think it's stupid to block them. It's absolutely fine to always go anon, but if there's a question you want to answer so badly but can't because they've blocked anons, I don't see what the big problem is with showing your username. Is there a problem with you not being anonymous for one answer? Sometimes I like to know who I'm talking to. :)
Because there are many anon users who troll or were really rude, and even if we report it the mods may not remove the comments. So I decided all topics to block anon button. I have to agree some anon users do give good advice. I wouldn't agree to remove that function. If anyone want to ans, then do it openly.
I don't really care one way or the other on blocking anons when you post a question. The option I would like is to be able to block an anonymous member who is being rude or trolling. You know the same way you can block me if you don't agree or like my comment on your anon question.