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Can't stop the signal.

Can we please either discuss or determine what guidelines we should be following for doxxing / revealing personal info about the subjects of linked content in a thread? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 7, 2017 - 89 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

Anonymity, what are the rules exactly?

Anonymity, what are the rules exactly? I want to ask a question for a project I'm pitching. If the project gets made it would be under my real-life name, which would allow people to connect me with my screen-name here. I don't really want that to happen. Is that an acceptable use of anonymity? Is there a means to sign up for a second account and somehow say "please note, this isn't a sock puppet"? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Sep 9, 2010 - 54 comments

What criteria do the mods use for allowing anonymous posts.

What criteria do the mods use for allowing anonymous posts. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Aug 30, 2010 - 49 comments

On the unbearable anonymous of being

I'm interested in knowing what it's like to be unanonymous on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 15, 2008 - 157 comments

Making an AskMe anonymous after the fact?

This comment on this AskMe made me wonder - would it be possible to make an AskMe question anonymous after it had already been posted?
posted by Zephyrial on Jun 13, 2007 - 32 comments

Can we please stop questioning the need for anonymous AskMe posters to be anonymous?

Can we please stop questioning the need for anonymous AskMe posters to be anonymous? The posters can't respond, and I find Matt does a decent job of filtering out the questions that have no possible necessity for anonymity. Maybe you can't think of a reason, but then again, it's not your life at issue.
posted by grouse on Feb 5, 2006 - 20 comments

Do we need to start using our legal names?

In light of this new law, do you suppose having our real names (which are optional) in our profiles enough, or would it be prudent to allow users to change their aliases into their real names?
posted by crunchland on Jan 9, 2006 - 47 comments

How about allowing anonymous questions on AskMe?

Posting something in Blue or here should have a definite link to a persona set up here. But a question? There are some questions we want asked but not have anyone know we asked them. What about an anonymous possibility?
posted by Dagobert on Dec 15, 2003 - 9 comments

Choosing to remain anonymous, then being an ass

If you can't beat em, join em, eh? I have finally reached my tolerance threshold for people who choose—and are allowed—to be anonymous on this community site. If folks can remain anonymous and hurl invectives toward my wife (who is not even a MeFi member) then the time has come where I too must become anonymous.

I know it has been discussed before, but anonymity has no place in a community such as this. If people can't stand behind their own words then perhaps it is best if they hold their tongues?
posted by terrapin on Mar 3, 2003 - 58 comments

Is anonymity on the Web passe?

Is anonymity on the Web passé? What is there to be afraid of, exactly? Nowadays, more and more MetaFilter members seem to use their own names - or, at least, make identifiable comments here. Our own Evanizer is compiling a photographic collage of Mefi's #irc regulars. So is it OK to be ourselves again? Or is protecting our identities still paramount? I suspect that the causes and reasons of paranoia have now officially passed...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 30, 2002 - 92 comments

Personal attacks from anonymous posters

Personaly attacks from anonymous posters.
posted by jpoulos on Dec 22, 2001 - 30 comments

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