So why do people go anonymous?

even if a simple question like this, this is my first time to anon.

but what's your reason?

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and what do you think about people that go anon?

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Most Helpful Guy

  • I make it a point not to. If I have something to say, then I shouldn't need to hide behind anything.

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What Guys Said 5

  • A few reasons, that I can think of:

    > They're embarrassed about the subject and don't want to risk any ridicule from others here.

    > It's a subject that is personally painful to them and asking or answering anonymously can help them get the info they want but still maintain some distance (even if it's only perceived).

    > They're known for particular attitudes towards things and are anticipating how people would respond if they knew who asked the question.

    > They use a common user name on all forums, so the subject of their question may know they frequent this forum and may see the question (e.g. "do I leave ___?").

    > They are involved in a legal matter (criminal or civil) and have been told by their lawyer not to talk online, but they still want to ask or comment on things.

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  • Fear of internet ridicule from people they will probably never see or meet and therefore doesn't matter at all.

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  • trolling is such fun

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  • They want to express an opinion and not have it tied to their online persona.

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  • Because the amount of anonymity guaranteed isn't enough for them

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What Girls Said 3

  • Because if you post something that makes you sound sexual or confident random nasty ass people send you messages about what they would like to do to you. I started making all my sexual questions anonymous after the messages became to much.

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  • I've never gone anonymous before, but I guess people do it because they feel more comfortable asking\answering a question that way if they say something rude\stupid people won't go after them lol

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  • this is my question but I accendently deleted my account..i wasent reading it ha!

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