in reply to We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
I disagree with your views on downvoting, but I am totally in favor of not having Anonymous posting. This is a technical forum, not a support group. There is no reason not to stand by what you have written. If you are using anonymous to avoid negative xp for trolling or ad hominum attacks, you shouldn't be posting.
I have never posted anonymously, I stand by everything I have ever posted (despite the accusations of a certain resident troll that I do post anonymously). People should be accountable for their words. Using internet anonymity to be a rude, disruptive bully or tool is cowardly and petty. If you wouldn't say something to someone face to face, don't say it on the internet.
And when it comes down to it, we are all Anonymous anyway. My real life name is not Dread Pirate Peter (although how cool would it be if it was). But I would have no problem attaching my real name to my account. I stand by what I post, and I would have no issue if my employer or my grandmother read it.
As the great philosophers said, "Be awesome to each other"
"Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."