Most people here ask every question anonymously now. For me, it takes away part of the fun of answering, since I try to take into account the information I read on profiles, such as age (really, a 24 year old should get a different answer than an 18 year old), ethnicity, relationship history, past questions they may have asked, and any other information I can glean.
Not to mention that many people who aren't anonymous now keep their profiles private and unless you are friends, you are still answering only the slight information usually provided in the question itself.
This is fine for people asking the sex questions, but any question that asks for some sort of reflection or analysis becomes difficult to answer when you know little or nothing about the person asking..
I love it when people ask the 'rate me' questions anonymously, posting a picture of themselves at the same time.
Maybe only three anonymous questions a week? I mean, how many questions are really of such a sensitive nature that you need to be anonymous? For example, questions about breaking up, if you're broken up, why do you have to discuss it in secret? We're mostly strangers living far from you..All your friends already know all the details, most likely.
If I'm 'flying blind', depending only on the few lines of a question without knowing anything about who is asking, I can't give very insightful suggestions.
Also, it is irritting to answer a question and then discover you've been blocked by the question asker. There's no way to know that until you've written the answer.
And there's the problem of abuse from people who post anonyously. Many of them behave and ways they wouldn't if we knew who they were. Even if we just 'knew' their avatar, we'd know the source.
even when you ask anonymous it shows gender and age of who asked the question.
Anything beyond that as far as"ethnicity, relationship history, past questions they may have asked"
that's not really your business to be honest and if they want you to know they would put in their question.
It would also probably make a lot less questions for people to answer, what embarrasses someone else may not embarrass you and that's really not up to you.
So no I don't agree.
I actually go back and select anonymous on all my questions after a few days because they can be googled and maybe I don't want co workers or other people to see the zombie/video game/abortion questions I just asked.
I could understand maybe asking anonymously for sexuality but when it comes to asking what your favorite cuisine is like I just saw a girl do, anonymously...I think at that point, you're just abusing the fact that you CAN ask anonymously. We're not going to judge you based on your diet. Plus, I like to know about the person who is asking the question because it helps me answer the question