If you are an anon poster, why do you do it?
How Do You Feel About Anonymous Posters?
If you are an anon poster, why do you do it?
What Guys Said 29
No matter how social a person may be, keeping your activities secret will help ensure that you have a spic and span reputation online. You show people what you want them to see, and still have your dignity and reputation intact. However, with the rise of Internet and social media, it is already difficult to protect your identity and stay anonymous.
Even if you use an alias, you are not sure if your identity is protected from theft, bullying, and other harmful Internet effects. While anonymity made people speak out without fear of the repercussions their actions will make, it is not enough to protect yourself from Internet crimes. As long as you are active online, thieves can use your identity to commit crimes.
Experts at data manipulation (a. k. a. Hackers) can have a number of fake identities and expertly gain access to other people’s online data. Since no one knows who they are as they use fake passwords, accounts, and names, they can create numerous Internet crimes, such as bullying, racism, impersonation of people and stock market manipulation.
If you believe using an alias online can protect you from hackers, you are wrong. Your digital footprint can easily be deconstructed and sensitive information you thought you were protecting can be traced back to you. Hackers can hack into your account and find out your real identity — especially if you have more than two accounts.
They will use the newly acquired identity to commit crimes, possibly destroying your identity and your reputation.
Why does this happen? Well, the Internet has recorded and archived your real profile already. You already established your real identity the moment you started using the Internet. You may use aliases and different usernames in forums and blogs, but you still have your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Hackers can easily identify you with these social media accounts, especially if they are connected to your aliases. No matter how anonymous you are, there is a big chance you will become a victim of identity theft.
I rarely use Anonymous mode.2
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Not needed on here. You're anon anyway.
Sometimes I feel like trolling but it's more amusing when you troll under a known name. Doing it anon cheapens the effort.4
I think Anonymous feature has been abused on this site
i believe a certain level should be allowed to use the anonymous
feature such as level 7 and higher. There is people coming on here
and are level 1 using the anonymous feature they get a answer
to their question or they do a certain amount of spamming or
trolling than they leave so yes there should be restrictions on
it some what.2
I ask questions in a state of anonymity all the time, to not be judged, and so that I get honest answers.
However, I rarely comment in a state of anonymity. I usually just forget to select anonymous... Besides, I am not a person to post hateful things, but rather just post things that are usually anodyne, if not helpful.1
Don't worry I make sure I post my hateful remarks in full identity, come at me2
It is like a lot of things there are good anons and bad anons - I try not to invest that much in bad anons because they are not worth it.3
Pansy *ss keyboard bullies. Simple answer... just ignore them1
Yep i agree, accountability is the only thing that keeps people from being savages.1
Most people don't have the balls to own the sht they say so... yeah3
That's because they're pussies hiding behind the monitor1
Most of them are scum, and they like being scum, they even defend it1
them insecure nerds lmao3
Drives me crazy2
I think its good in principal but people abuse it1
Yea some like to troll around like that.1
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What Girls Said 6
I don't mind them usually. However, yes, the trolls that use the anonymous feature ruin it for everyone else unfortunately.2
In many cases I just wonder why they go anon at all? Like, what's the point? It's not like you're asking anything that could even be considered remotely embarrassing...
If it's something actually embarrassing I just shrug it off. Not my cup of tea (I lack modesty. I don't even remember the last time I felt embarrassed/ashamed), but if that's what they wanna do. I don't care.1
I turn of the anon opinions if I don't want to see any on my question. It doesn't bother me that much, maybe because only mean things I've experienced here weren't from anonymous users. But since users here can already make themselves pretty anonymous except their username, it's a bit unnecessary.1
It gets annoying at times. I feel anons should get less privileges on the site. I get if someone really has a legitimate reason to be anon but people that are too chicken shit because they want to talk shit. That's annoying.1
Ah yeah, its so brave of me to let you see my girlsaskguys profile which contains literally no personally identifiable information :P :P
I made an answer about this a long time ago, lemme try and find it:
People who can 'see without being seen' is a frequent frustration; why, I wonder?0
*insert hateful comment here1
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