You know how there's always those people that abuse the Anonymous function- the ones that use it just to say something unhelpful/negative/hurtful? What if you could block that person (despite their user name not being shown). It wouldn't reveal their user name to you, but if they ever tried to answer a question of yours in a non-Anonymous setting, they'd be blocked.
What do you guys think? Would you want an option like that on GAG?
Yes, I've wondered ever since I joined why we can't block anonymous people. It shouldn't be difficult to set up software that would allow us to block whoever is answering or commenting, even if we can't see who it is that we are blocking.
This idea has come up in the past, but was never implemented because they haven't yet figured out a way to do it without providing an exploit that would allow people to figure out who anonymous users are.
I don't see how it is a big deal that the trolling is anonymous. People would just make "troll accounts" then and use those if you had such a feature. I don't even see why it is a big deal that the troll was made anonymously or by a username. It's still trolling.
I'd also like the ability to where if you block someone, they can't block you back
I would much rather see the 12 year olds who claim to be 25 automatically blocked to anyone over 18. That would get rid of 80% of the STUPID questions that are posted on here. By the "regular" users posting them anonymously.
Yes. That's definitely something I would like to see in the new upcoming version. It's annoying when an anonymous user blocks you and then continues harassing you. It's happened to me once when I answered a question. The QA didn't like my opinion so she blocked me but continued posting comments on my answer yet I couldn't respond. There need to be some sort of solution for issues like that.
It's to protect us from cowards abusing the anonymous function to troll. Kinda like being attacked from behind without being able to see the guy's face or hit back. Makes you feel powerless, doesn't it?
On the other hand, I also don't allow anon answers if I don't see why people need to go anon to answer my question.
Sometimes I think they should. If you are going to ask & answer basically anonymous all the time then what's the point? I mean sometimes they are embarrassed, shy or scared or may be a troll, douche, biatch so idk. It doesn't bug me like 100% but sometimes it does.
Anonymous shouldn't even exist. I don't see a point to it.
You choose a screen name that is not even your name and you're not required to post a picture of yourself, so this site is pretty much anonymous as it is... you reveal as much as you want, what's the purpose of using anonymous? They should just get rid of it.
Yes, definitely. Some users just use the anon function to troll and say the most horrible, stupid shit. And there's nothing you can do about it right now. I don't think that's okay. It's basically baiting trolls and cowards.