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Do you think people would post less nasty and rude if there were no anonymous option?

I ask this because almost every question I see has at least a few anonymous answers that are extremely rude and nasty. If you use anonymous option and don't do this I'm not talking about you. But the ones that do, I bet you'd rethink being so negative for no reason if there wasn't an option to hide your identity.


Asked by NuMommy87 at 5:25 AM on Jan. 6, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • I think it depends on the person. I personally think some answer anon. because they passionatly believe in what they are saying and don't want to be harassed by others, which sadly does happen. Then there are those who just want to mean and think they can get away with it, in which case hit the "report this answer" spot and it can be deleted. Then there are those who just don't think before they type, lol! B*tchiness can't be prevented but they can be stopped!

    Answer by MNMom247365 at 10:51 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • You are probably right, but then some ppl wouldn't get answers to really embarrassing questions, or person ?'s . Then what good would this place be.....Just a thought.

    Answer by lovinmomto3 at 5:29 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • More moderation is needed. They need moderators to delete or edit the nasty comments, instead of just deleting an entire thread.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:59 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I don't think it would make much of a difference. It doesn't matter what anyone says on here either way so why would being anonymous change anything? In reality we are all anonymous to almost everyone here.

    Answer by Chrissy629 at 6:30 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Of course! They can be a mean Bi*ch and hide their faces!
    If they strongly believed in their opinions they would not be so coward.

    Answer by Paty_hotmommy at 6:32 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • ANONs are so cute though - their faces so shiny, their tails a'waggin just dying to show you how great they are.....I just want to put them in my pocket....

    Answer by Wimsey at 6:56 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • The good thing about an anonymous answer is you can still report it if you're really that offended!! CafeMom knows who is posting anonymously and can still delete their profiles. People who post or respond anonymously only humor me and make me sad that they're so childish they can't post using their "big girl" name...

    Answer by roxy85 at 7:22 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • misery loves company and if there were no anon button the anons would still be miserable. that would just give them something else to bitch about

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:28 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I think you should only be able to ask questions anon and not answer anon. That way people could still ask embarrassing questions if they wanted to.

    Answer by sbastille at 7:40 AM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I think there will always be bitter nasty women that enjoy demeaning other women (read: low self esteem). I actually feel sorry for the poor souls. They are living a miserable life, IMO.


    Answer by CrankyHag at 7:52 AM on Jan. 6, 2009