I have noticed in the past months an increase in the number of anonymous posts. That reflects the paranoia by the person which I cannot relate. An anonymous post gives me the feeling that I'm talking to a wall. And the vast majority of those posts have no reason to be anonymous. Of course people will say that those anonymous people do have a reason. Personally I think that's a bunch of sh.. It is especially irritating when the anonymous person says send me a personal message. Obviously they have no idea what they're doing. I would like to propose that from this day forth no one answer an anonymous post
Thank you I'm getting insight. Even if you disagree with me perhaps you changing my attitude.
I think I'm getting inside myself. I take this way too personal. I get upset when people disagree with me big time. If someone is anonymous I feel like I'm punching a ghost. I don't like that. I need to back off and not take this thing so personally.
On the internet, although I myself personally on a website like this, WANT to be able to be seen, associated with and socialized with, others on this site may not feel or value the same sense of community as you or I do.
Plus for those who have had bad experiences on the internet with stalkers, harassers and the like, an extra anonymity layer of not having a traceable profile attached to a post, eases ppl's mind when using a forum site like GaG.
Don't be so angry at walls, aka anonymous users! It's so silly. :-P
I don't really mind it unless the person is being rude. I understand that some people ask questions or discuss very personal things on here, so they don't want their name or face attached to those things. Other users just don't want their identity out there, period, which is totally up to them. They're not here to make friends, just get advice as needed, or they are that nervous about being online and/or having people they know in real life see them on here. I get it as long as they're not being disrespectful.
i've asked questions anonymously. i think their are good reasons for doing so.
i also think there are bad reasons people ask questions anonymously.
i think you have to take it on a case by case basis and decide which questions are asked anonymously for legit reasons and questions that may be asked anonymously so the person can essentially be an asshole with consequence
As long as its not a stupid question there is nothing wrong with it. People come to this site to ask questions in the first place because they have some insecurity about something. Obviously, you get the people that ask a girls only question so you can answer and they send you a dic pic lol
FWIW i take anon questions and answers less seriously too because its like you say, talking to a wall. But i realise some people i actually know here post anon occasionally so i constantly remind myself to make an effort.
i answer any question I have an answer for. I don't expect anyone to be grateful or to even read it, really. I tend to be a bit 'long-winded' and, at times, a little 'cold' in my responses. Also, oo one asks me to send them messages, anyway...
you dont understand the necessity for anonymity. it is the tyranny of the majority and mob rule that makes people want to be anonymous. tyranny of the majority and mob rule are ideas that people form groups to come persecute or harass you. i have seen people here calling others names for simply having a political stance in life.
I can understand the sometimes people may feel scared or embarrassed to say something particular, and if an anonymous option helps them ask something that will be beneficial to them, I can't see why we should choose to ignore them. Less confident people are also entitled to the thoughts, opinions and advice of everyone here.
I personally will continue to answer anonymous askers, if I feel I can help them, I will certainly try.
The logical, respectful, and reasonable people I have spoken to on this site have been anonymous. I genuinely enjoy conversations I have with anonymous girls on here. They tend to be the only classy girls on here.
I don't post anonymous because with a username and profile pic, I still feel anonymous. I don't like to answer questions from anonymous people. They usually post the most annoying, awkward questions. maybe that's why they're anonymous.
I've asked questions anonymously sometimes for fun, and sometimes I make up a scenario which I was planning on having in a story im writing. Easier to get honest insights and opinions if I don't say it's a story and keep my identity hidden cause some can be pretty extreme or a bit crazy lol.
Either way some anonymous people are just embarrassed with the questions they are asking. Personally I don't really care. I don't see much of a difference between answering some random gagger with no profile and a forgettable name tbh lol.
The anonymous feature is there for when someone doesn't want to be recognized when asking or answering a question. It could be a personal thing, a question they're embarrassed about, etc. I've even used anonymous a few times. Why? Because if I feel like a question I'm asking is very personal then I would rather not have people message me about it.
It's a site to ask question. Lets be honest there are a lot of judgmental people on the internet so if being anonymous makes them feel more comfortable what's the big deal. I don't do it. You don't know who your talking to on here anyway so who cares.
I may actually take anonymously asked questions more seriously.
Actually, I don't think that not posting anonymously has anything to do about being more confident or showing that you're a good honest person, and most questions on this site asked by non-anonymous are also gibberish anyway.
I get you. But I don't think being anonymous is that bad. Sometimes people have a good reason to post anonymously. It might seem ridiculous or stupid to you, but it's true. On the other hand, someone users abuse this feature. They ask questions that shouldn't be asked this way. They could reveal their identity. Others don't even know how to answer or ask a question anymore without being anonymous. But I don't think this feature should be eliminated. In some cases, it's important.
When I post a question anonymously, usually because I've asked the same question before and don't want others to think why am I doing it again. Usually when I don't get much answers. People may be shy or embarrassed of their question. I usually help them out since it had to be anonymous