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Why do people do this?

They post a question or an answer and then sign it anonymous? Are they afraid of signing their name?

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 8:10 AM on May. 29, 2011 in About CafeMom

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  • Some people say they answer/ask anon because they have been harassed in the past by people when they use their screen name. I know I have been harassed by people, but I just ignore them and block them.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:13 AM on May. 29, 2011

  • Could be avoiding harassment. Could be they're just embarrassed. I've answered a few questions anonymous before, mainly because I had advice to give that I felt might be helpful to the asker, but the question was a bit personal and didn't necessarily want the cafe mom universe knowing about my secrets/ personal life.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 8:19 AM on May. 29, 2011

  • Some people may have friends on CM that they know in real life, and they just don't want that much personal info out there.
    MedicMommy

    Answer by MedicMommy at 8:24 AM on May. 29, 2011

  • There are certain things you don't want to take a chance on someone you may have as even a friend on cafemom to know about your life and the harrassment issue as above poster say. You have to EARN an anonymous statis in answering questions though!
    cat4458

    Answer by cat4458 at 9:23 AM on May. 29, 2011

  • i only answer anon. when it is a super personal question. other than that i don't really get it
    mkdirector2011

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 9:59 AM on May. 29, 2011

  • Some people say they answer/ask anon because they have been harassed in the past by people when they use their screen name. I know I have been harassed by people, but I just ignore them and block them.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:13 AM on May. 29, 2011

    that is exactly what I do and sometimes if it gets too bad I will report them
    Christmaslver68

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 3:28 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • I am ttc and don't want my real life friends and family members on this site to know. It isnice to be able to seek and give advice/ support without worrying about "spilling the beans" to my mom or sister through this site instead of in person when I'm ready:)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 AM on May. 29, 2011

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