I normally don't, I think i've only asked one question anonymously before and I considered asking one anonymously the other day because it involved pms and I don't really want that on here but whatever lol.
A lot of people have talked to people and made friends with people on this site as well and maybe they just don't want to ask/answer personal questions for that reason. Maybe they used a username that someone they know may recognize and everything is on the internet forever so they may not feel comfortable with it, who knows. I personally don't use it much but I have no problem with other people doing it.
I generally don't go anon. However, I maintain an open profile i. e. anyone can message me privately etc. So when I'm saying something that is outspoken (but courteous) and bound to create a debate that isn't productive with those who have radical beliefs I prefer going anon :)
well, I have something of an "internet persona" I try to maintain - it's not that I'm fake or anything: contrarily it's that I attempt to be my truest self. But if I'm about to post something that's out of character - something I don't really care about but what to appear to - then I'll go anonymous. It's just for the sake of consistency.
i have NO idea. but i have seen some tough questions and ones that may make them feel like a 'pervert' when answered truthfully. so that may be a component, i do not know. i answer things openly and honestly. and i have seen that MANY who answer the 'black/white' racial dating questions as 'anon'... due to close minded views. so on THOSE questions i'll assume they are ashamed of their views and don't want to lose 'ranking points' on some site on the interwebz. go figure right?
In the age of surveillance, who doesn't wanna? Creepy to have an eye all over you from everywhere.
But mainly, you don't want people you know who are also around the site or can possibly visit and think it's you cos you use the same username every darned where esle, to know you're asking something or have a diff opinion and then be the market for gossip from biyatches and friggidongs. et voila.