I've seen quite a few users around here saying "Well you're anonymous so anything you have to say means less because for whatever reason, you chose to participate in this post anonymously." I wonder if they truly take anonymous answers less seriously or if that's just some last resort comment because they really have nothing else to say in a debate or they just got their feelings hurt so now they want to attempt and hurt the anon user's feelings by saying trying to make them answering anon seem like an insult.
I have answered anonymous and been thanked for my responses. I generally post anon whenever I am giving a response that has a lot of personal details, or I don't want someone adding me as a friend or sending me messages to show pity on me. I feel I have to give the personal details in some responses, because it feels like what I'm saying would look like a trolling of sorts without it.
Yeah, people seem to generally think less of anon posts, simply because it gives the impression that the poster is afraid to let others know who he/she is. Which may be true, but it also gives the impression that there's possibly an ulterior motive behind it, such as to post something false or to harass others, for example. Just like most people don't trust someone wearing a mask, so to do people mistrust those who remain anonymous. Sure, it's unfair, but it's basic human psychology.
I've asked 2 anonymous questions, but have recently come to the conclusion that my username is my anonymousy on the Internet. If you happened to walk past me in real life you would have no idea that you just saw may04, who asked whatever personal question. I guess if people feel extra sensitive about something it's good for asking, and for equally sensitive answers. What I don't get is when it's a general question, like "what's your favorite animal" and the poster is anonymous. Or if there's people who answer anonymously to something like that. It doesn't make me value the question/answer any more or less, but at the same time I don't get why they feel the need to be extra secretive about it.