Assuming they're actually honest answers to what you're asking.
Do you take them at the same face value as others who answer not anonymously?
Do you just completely ignore them altogether?
If you give out Best Answers, will you give them to anons?
And how do you guys feel about the option to block anonymous answers on questions?
Most Helpful Guy
When I'm genuinely asking for advice, it makes no difference to me whether the person is anonymous or not, although advice from certain people who have established positive reputations on the site tends to merit more in the end.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think the option to answer anonymously can be a very good thing and a very bad thing. Some people are just more comfortable being honest when they are anonymous. Which is good because you want to get an honest opinion. If someone has a story to tell that involves abuse or something they're embarassed about, yet it could be helpful in relation to something being asked, they can be totally open without feeling judged or humiliated.
Yet some people are cowards and abuse the interesting choice to be anonymous.
I won't just not give someone BA because they're anonymous. If they gave a good, truthful, helpful answer then why not give them ba? Why ignore them just because they're answering anonymously?
I think blocking anonymous users can backfire because you could be denying yourself of certain knowledge all in some stubborn desire to see who's answering2