Those users have probably had too many negative experiences with anonymous posters, so they save themselves the hassle and just not allow them anymore. I know not everyone that posts anonymously is a jerk, but the select few ruin it for everyone else.
LOL ironic how your tags don't work when you go Anon.
I almost never allow anons to answer my questions. I realize that it does limit the number of answers, but it also greatly reduces the number of trolls and fucktards. Agree or disagree, I prefer to be able to see who's commenting.
Because anonymous users don't interest me. If you can't be normal and polite - no need for those in my questions or mytakes. Also I'm not interested in opinions of people who love using and abusing the anonymous feature. Makes me thing each of their posts is a troll opinion.
I feel comfortable being anonymous because well, that what this entire thing is anyway. Disallowing anonymous users won't stop them from still being anonymous. I could put anything I want as my identity and people would have no choice but to go along with it. Arguing online is still anonymous whether you get to see a profile or not. The only reason I go anonymous is because I don't like being followed back to my profile and having my opinions read on other topics. I feel scrutinized then, like my credibility is being qyetioned. If my advice is good it shouldn't matter if I am anonymous or not. But I can see how other anonymous "trolls" or whatever you call them can get annoying since you have no way of figuring out if you will talk to them again and if they are the same one who disrespected you earlier.
The reasoning is due to some users being trolls and getting away with it under the anon feature. Some abuse it and use it as a way to say awful things, but since they don't have an official profile available, they can't be blocked or made note of for future use. I also believe (though I'm not sure) that a blocked person can post on their blockees question, assuming the blocked person is anon... Again I don't know for sure.
Nevertheless, some act like jerks with a regular profile visible, but some specifically act like asshats with a new layer of anonymity.
Not all are like that though. However, in the end, it is the few that spoil the fun of the many. Some users decide they just don't want to have to deal with that so they just won't allow them.
Ok anon, lemme tell you the truth. They don't allow anons so that they'd see who's behind the opinion and could block them for good.
Now, some PC reasons :- ●There are trolls who'd persistently post awful things ●There are people with multiple accounts who stalk them and post rude thing to show that more than one person agrees that you suck ●They don't have enough time/bravery to deal with the negativity ●They want to see who's their friend (who always speaks for his/her side) and who's their enemy (who gives them a challenge / criticise them constructively for their ignorance / or just troll them in a while)
Due to the ongoing nature of unsavory characters using the anonymous feature as a means of being hateful, spiteful, or just outright trolling, I almost never allow anonymous posters on any of my questions. I believe that if one has to hide behind a filter to show his or her true colors then I already know all there needs to know about that individual and make a mental note to never be like them.