Welcome to Anonyming

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Hello, and welcome to Anonyming. This is “John Johnson” and I’ll be your moderator.

I’m really the only person here who doesn’t get to be anonymous, but I also have to follow the RULES. No names.

I’m not hiding my identity, but for now I’d rather not spoil the theme. I promise I’m not in intelligence or marketing.

You’ve stumbled on something rare. A website that lets you post and comment without registration or login of any kind.

What’s the point?

You might wonder why anyone would want to run a site like this? First, it’s relatively unique. Second, it could be healthy for people. Third, online free speech is important. Advertising revenue? Not likely.

The project popped into my head whole and it’s all my favorite things in one place; venting, inalienable rights, and website usability.

The point

  • We walk around with so many things in our head we can’t share. It’s like living a different internal life that people can’t know about. And that’s not mentally or physically healthy. Anonyming offers a momentary feeling of genuine expression. Just be yourself for a minute.
  • Anonymous online free speech is strongly protected by American laws but hotly contested both here and abroad. I want to take my inalienable rights with me when I’m online.
  • Websites are too cluttered. They look great, but make no sense to the user. This site demonstrates what I call the “ATM” approach to web design. Usability before aesthetics. The needs and interests of the user come first.

The benefits and challenges of free expression

A big challenge for me will be remaining politically and culturally neutral in my deletion of posts. While I’ll be culling content based on interest, I’ll be trying not to delete posts or comments just because they make me mad or uncomfortable. You can’t tell someone ranting on a street corner to be quiet. Anonyming is that street corner.

This site will allow speech that makes many uncomfortable. Few sites do.

It’s better for people to vent than stew. Venting is healthy. Too often people keep frustrations and feelings inside and that can lead to stress and passive or active agression. But shouting into a blanket isn’t as rewarding as sharing that expression. Getting things off your chest here might lead to some learning. Someone may understand.

Read the Terms and Rules

I wish I could say the site was totally secure, but the only promise I can make is that I won’t voluntarily share your IP address with anyone. Generally speaking, if you follow the rules, Anonyming is anonymous. But we could get hacked or subpoenaed and I have to cover my ass. I’m calling it functional anonymity.

I really want this site to be useful, interesting, and thought provoking. The more people who use it, the better it gets. So go ahead and post something stuck on your mind. See if you feel better.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please CONTACT us. “Us” being me and whoever ends up helping me moderate the site.

February 15th, 2013

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this site Mr. John Johnson. I really like your name.

  2. Anonymous says:

    People say the anonymity of the internet brings out the worst in us. Maybe this site can bring out the best?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice to find anonymous comments that aren’t pure vitriol.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice to comment without having to invent an anonymous screen name and fictional email account.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Fresh

  6. Anonymous says:

    So many people out there don’t even know how full of shit they are. I’m talking about YOU…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Haters gonna hate, but Players like you can litigate. Keep this shit real, yo! Cheers, and good on ya.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You are going to need A LOT of help. lol

  9. Anonymous says:

    Go John !

  10. Anonymous says:

    Bad ass!