Would you be embarrassed if GAG suddenly decided to abolish the anonymous function and exposed all of the things you have anonymously asked and answered?
- Yes I'd be kind of embarrassed44% (17)34% (15)39% (32)Vote
- No I wouldn't be embarrassed56% (22)66% (29)61% (51)Vote
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I wouldn't necessarily be embarrassed because I have no problem asserting my views unanonymously. However, there are some posts I would simply choose not to participate on. While some people abuse the anonymous feature, overall it serves a very unique, positive purpose where people feel comfortable being extremely vulnerable and sharing things they wouldn't normally reveal. Random strangers online are not entitled to this heightened vulnerability. You don't deserve to know who it is openly, honestly sharing just because you're nosey and no one here is obligated to share pieces of their mind with you.
So that would result in me and surely others sharing less which would create less transfers of genuine honesty, openness, and vulnerability.1