I completely understand the point of it... For those embarrassing questions and responses that you don't want the world to connect you to, like "I need sex tips" or "why do my feet stink"? lol...
BUT.... recently, it seems that the "check this box to appear anonymously" option has been really abused. Rude, harsh, straight out mean, yet cowardly people have been using this option to belittle and demean other women who are here for help, friendship, etc. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm getting really tired of it. ((continued below))
Answer by heather.huckaby at 11:04 AM on Oct. 10, 2008
I think the anonymous option is good. Some people don't want to share their identity or if they had to wouldn't ask the question. So many responders get down right mean, even to the most innocent questions. It is always your option as the reader to skip the question if you find it to be "troll" like. Nothing wrong with wanting to remain confidential. It is your choice if you see an Anon post to skip it.
Answer by RenDanielle at 11:13 AM on Oct. 10, 2008
Answer by Sandiii at 11:21 AM on Oct. 10, 2008
Answer by mom2trewife2vic at 11:26 AM on Oct. 10, 2008
If I have something to say that would benefit someone else on a sensitive subject like adoption or money I will make use of the anonymous button rather than withhold my information/opinion/experience. But if it is of no benefit to the other person, then I try to keep my mouth shut. I wish others would do the same.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:34 AM on Oct. 10, 2008
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 11:45 AM on Oct. 10, 2008
It amazes me (I don't know why) that those that respond and say horrific things to people on this site try to be righteous by claiming they are better in some way for not hiding behind the Anon option.
Answer by RenDanielle at 12:01 PM on Oct. 10, 2008
Answer by missyw5 at 12:03 PM on Oct. 10, 2008
Answer by caitxrawks at 12:07 PM on Oct. 10, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Oct. 10, 2008