That's one of the reasons I don't like to post anonymously, especially if it's something very personal. While I hate posting anon, I do admit I have once done it in the past and regret it now that I know the Admins can still see who you are. I think it bothers me more for them to know than for anyone else, because they can share your privacy with other people. Not saying they necessarily would here on GaG, but that's what the Admins on the last site I was on used to do.
I've known that for a few years. It's like that so they can see which account is trolling or breaking the rules and then ban them or delete their posts. I also know that they actually have to click on the word "anonymous" and it will bring them to the profile of whoever posted.
I'm glad that they can see behind the anons, though. While there's a lot of legit anon users, there are also many who are stalkers, creeps, virgin hunters (he always goes anon on his new accounts now), pedos, etc. These are people who need to be reported.
Yes I do know that, even if I didn't know , I would assume they could see behind anon
I've had stalkers in the past and I have no idea who they were, because they abused the anon option so it's necessary for admin to have the ability to see behind anon to prevent people continually harrassing other users. It's a safeguard for genuine people on G@G. I would be more concerned if they couldn't see behind anon, that would prevent admin having control over the site because they wouldn't be able to keep track on those who use anon for ulterior motives
They will be able to put a block on anyone misusing G@G.
I didn't realise until recently, i can see the need for it incase of any anons getting uppity and breaking rules. Maybe however have it so they can see who it is, but only after clicking a button. That way anonymity is still there but can be broken if needed. Thats how one forum im a mod on works anyway with regards to IP addresses.
Yes, I do know that, but it still go anonymous sometimes. I've generally found the admins on this site to be very helpful and (so far) none of them have given me a reason not to trust them. I can see why you'd be a little sceptical though.
Yeah, I know. I don't think they really care though. Especially if it's someone like you. You're not very known around here and you don't even have your own pic on your profile. I reckon to them you're literally just some random dude. Someone's too paranoid.
if they couldn't basically anonymous people would have free reign to behave however they wanted so admins should be able to see who every poster is so that they can adequately moderate and police the site
but trust me they aren't just going around snooping through anonymous posts.
i dont thin its a big unless im talking to someone that could be in the wrong way, and be called out on by the admin who know who i am. but i never do anything anon because i got no reason to be talking to others in a suspicious way.
Nah I didn't because it didn't really ever cross my mind, I never post anon because if I don't wanna share something I just won't post. But I did find out recently they could look at our DM's, shit crazy.