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My Penis is Anonymous But Yours Isn't

I love Ask and I embrace the legitimate need for anonymity, but I seem to be noticing an increasing number of questions where the asker is abusing Ask by hiding behind anonymity while expecting forthright and revealing answers from other members. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Nov 26, 2012 - 102 comments

Can we give a little more charity to anons?

Are we, as a community, doing the best we can in anon askmes? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jun 6, 2012 - 131 comments

Anonymous followups to anonymous questions

Would you ride this anonymous AskMe pony? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 16, 2011 - 36 comments

Spies from the future

I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 17, 2011 - 62 comments

I know it's you

How does posting anonymously, with the reasoning that their SO/parent/friend/child READS AskMe, help the situation? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Feb 8, 2011 - 64 comments

Sometimes we need to know 'neigh'...

PonyRequest : When we have an AnonAsk refused, could we have a reason sent to the asker as a matter of course, so that the asker could (a) know that it's been refused and can use their weekly on something else and (b) have some idea of what they did wrong and consider if/how they should rewrite it? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 5, 2009 - 24 comments

Following Up?

Do people follow-up much? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Aug 14, 2008 - 18 comments

Why anon?

This anonymous question about swimming has picked my curiosity. The guidelines say that questions that 'don't appear to require anonymity' may not be approved. Is swimming a reason to be ashamed in some part of the world?
posted by Memo on Jul 10, 2008 - 45 comments

what's the policy for/function of an anon question?

what's the policy for/function of an anon question? i've been using metafilter for awhile, but have never used it. since isaw about seven anon questions in a row, i'm curious: how long do they usually get to take approved? as i understand it, they are hand-screened? so, is it a few days...a week? and, do they count towards your question of the week (they have to, it would be too easily abusable, i guess...just one of the sentences in the explanation seems to mean that).

sorry for the confusion -_- just one of those things i never quite got around to figuring out.
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Nov 8, 2005 - 8 comments

Anon additions

It would be really nice if there was a mechanism for someone who posts an anonymous Ask MetaFilter thread can come back and make additional postings to the same thread. People often make anonymous postings because they are asking about something they find personally embarrassing, and consequently the original post is kind of vague or evasive. Many of the MeFites trying to help ask for additional information, but there's no way for the anonymous person to provide it.
posted by curtm on Aug 1, 2005 - 20 comments

Anonymous questions are gone?

Am I missing something, or did the anonymous-question feature on ask metafilter disappear? When? Why? I can't find any explanation on metatalk.
posted by Mars Saxman on Mar 21, 2005 - 9 comments

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