I'm interested in knowing what it's like to be unanonymous on MetaFilter.
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 2:41 AM (158 comments total)
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I'm thinking about finally disclosing my identity and announcing who I am on my profile. I know there are some MeFites who have always been public about who they are, but I'm guessing that there are others who might have started out anonymously and then finally outed themselves. I'm wondering if they can share their experiences of what it was like to become unanonymous and what the ramifications were, if any. Did it force them to change the way they posted? Did anyone lose their job because of it (obviously, one result would be that I would no longer be able to post or favorite something during business hours, har har).
I'm asking because on my return to the States I will probably start going to meetups and I might want to set up my own website and johnhdoe.com (not my real name) is more appealing than somethingdumbandhardtoremember.com. So odds are very good that very soon people will know my terrible, terrible secret identity.