Welcome to Anonyming
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 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