What exactly are u trying to hiding? Or for da matter from whom r u hiding from? are u scared of people judging u? Let's just say some idiots do judge u why do you care? I mean it's not like you know them in RL... AND i specially don't get guys.. why? Do u not have the balls to ask questions or share an opinion up front?
It's because they're either racists, or chauvinist sexists, or deeply bigoted in some way, and on some level they know it. An anonymous question or answer isn't really ingenuous participation, but an effort to cause as much harm to society as they can, but without owning it.
Cowardess and they don't want to take responsibility for their opinions and they also don't want to take the flak that comes with having an opinion that others may not like or even hate you for. Which honestly makes no sense because that's just part of life, people will dislike you for your opinions, thoughts and actions, some might even hate you for them.
Rather pitiful if you ask me.
But some people ask them that way out of embarrassment or maybe having a bad day and don't want to deal with people, or they don't want to be known as someone who's attached to certain topics.
I rarely use anonymity but but use it if the info was too personal. Imagine someone want to ask if people have experience with AIDS since he has it... such question and many opinions would probably require anonimity!
all my questions I ask I ask as myself. I learned with a previous account honesty. yes I got flack, and I got blocked, and I got questions taken off but it is one of those things. there are some answers that I have answered anon in the past but I felt it better to express myself for certain reasons. yes I have been judged and yes I have been attacked, and even 'stoned' but rightfully as you say, I do not know them and I probably would never meet them so I try to answer honest and under my user name most times, not anon. it does not make sense to me. if I want to say you have great boobs then I do, if I want to say it seems like a nice crotch area then I do. some may not like it but tough.
Because I don't like everyone to know everything about me or other people I mention. With enough posts some people I know in RL know it's me in this account and the other people I mention. I also have enough opinions/information that are not mainstream/would make me look pervert (ok, not more than most on here xD) I also like to keep my privacy and the one of other people I knew about certain things.
I sometimes ask a variety of questions about the same topics, and I don't want people tracking my topics.. lol. In other words, I don't want someone to say there's that dude who always asked about ripped jeans, or something... lol.
It's always interesting to me when people get extremely mad about anonymous users here. In our world of constant invasive surveillance, the global panopticon, we demand total disclosure from each other.
"The metaphor of the one that is seen without being able to see the observer turned to be the most dramatic frustration the French colonists experienced in Algeria. Veiled woman could see the foreign colonizer, but the colonizer could not see her. The veil became a barrier to the visual control of the Western eye. Anger, frustrated desire and fantasy gave a distinctive character to French colonization in Algeria.
The veil was seen as the concrete manifestation of resistance by the colonized to an imposed reciprocity: veiled women were able to see without being seen. Colonist desire was thus articulated as the desire to unveil Algeria, for women's insistence on wearing the veil meant the colony's resistance to the French authority." - Maria Boariu, 'the Veil as a Metaphor of French Colonized Algeria'
- Some people are asking or sharing extremely personal things that they do not want attached to their username. They could be embarrassed. They could be scared for others to know... that kind of thing. - Some people are protecting their identity at all times, never showing their username. - Others go anonymous all the time because they just want to be here to answer questions and not get caught up in the community, not caring to meet others or make friends or whatever.
They think that if they don't go anon people will instantly start hating anything they say and they will be socially ruined on here. Along with instantly start stalking them the second they say anything too. :D
I will only go anonymous if Im asking a question about someone with specific details. If I know they know about this website or search related questions, Id rather not have them know it's me talking about them.