A suggestion for AskMeFi: rather than (or in addition to) anonymous postings, why not give everyone a few throwaway accounts?
posted by zardoz to Feature Requests at 3:37 PM (57 comments total)
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(Apologies if this has been asked before, I looked but found nothing).
It seems like most anonymous AskMeFi question up there is missing initial information that the poster doesn't think to add, and it results in the same unanswerable flurry of questions ("Where do you live? How old is she? Are you only topless at night or during the day as well?"), unless a mod is kind enough to repost for him/her. And some answers only come to light if that back and forth takes place.
So why not a few anonymous accounts in which the poster can make up a name on the fly, but can also respond to as well. We are rationed a question a week on AskMeFi; I guess not nearly so many would be needed for this...maybe just 3 or 4 a year, if that?