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Should ANONYMOUS answers ALWAYS be allowed on the Debate Questions?

I asked yesterday whether or not the person asking the question should be able to ALLOW or BLOCK Anonymous Answers.

It seems that most of those who would NOT want Anon's to be blocked, feel that it's particularly important to be able to be ananymous on the Debate categories (especially for Politics).

What if you could specify Y/N for anonymous answers in the other categories, but all Debate Q's have to allow anonymous responses.  Would that be better?


Asked by ss_mom at 4:41 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in About CafeMom

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Answers (18)
  • I think that there should be a limit to how many answers you can give anon though. that might help lesson the troll factor. like 10 per discussion or something.

    Answer by usdragonflies at 5:39 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • What difference does it make if you know who is speaking or not though?

    Answer by usdragonflies at 4:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Why in the hell does it matter?

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:54 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • No, debates is the one category where you never "need" anon. It's not like you're offering embarrassing advice about anal leakage or what to do when your electricity gets shut off for non-payment. The only reason to use anon in debates is trolling.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:45 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • You can't allow or disallow a response to a question in one category and not all categories. If there is a troll answer then ignore it.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:21 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Actually I think the Debate questions should NEVER be allowed to be Anon. There is simply no reason for it there. Categories like health, relationship, kids health... These are the areas where Anon Answers are appropriate as the option is meant to keep "private information" private. Categories where the majority of answers are simply opinion, there is no private information which should be at risk of being shared, so there is no reason to use Anon.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:24 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • ANONYMOUS doesn't make one a labeled source for friction.

    remember ladies, we are all able to just go to another question or even , yes, ''make peace''.
    imagine that

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • sabrina, some people like to stay anon so they don't get made fun of for stuff like supporting obama, gays, or i dunno other stuff like that. I can see where they are coming from. thats what i meant by anon helping keep the arguement from leaving the debate.

    Answer by usdragonflies at 5:27 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Yes, it should always be allowed once that has been earned. Some people want to go anon for perfectly reasonable reasons. Why do you want to take that away from them just because a few people choose to use the feature for less than reasonable reasons?

    Answer by May-20 at 5:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • No, because then alot of people would not voice an opinion at all.... It does bug me but sometimes they make a good point while hiding behind that button.

    Answer by bjojola at 4:43 PM on Dec. 16, 2010