Is it the lack of conviction in what they are saying so great?
Are they afraid of any retaliation?
Any other reasons?
Quite probably each case will have it's own reason, though.
I can ban anonymous posts from my LJ. I know I have that option. And it's by my own decision that I didn't do that so far.
I don't know if I will or not; depends on many factors.
So far it is and remains as it is but people who like to post anonymously should remember that If I am to value something and consider one opinion abut any subject, I do have to know to whom it belongs....
I do not judge people by their appearance or just by what they say; for me counts a little more what they do.
I do maintain the possibility for anonymous users to post into my LJ because not everyone has an LJ account or even will want to setup one. And, even when it has, it might not be logged in.
But the type of posts that just make "down comments" anonymously, for me, at least on my part, just static and noise.
And one can't give to much credit and attention to static or noise, can they?
But all this makes me wonder....
How is the inside of those people who can't even step out and say what they have to say.... No one has to have the same ideas and opinions upon any subject; we are all different and this diversity is what makes us, humans, rich in our individuality and valuable as a promise for the future.
I know that many, unfortunately, are just smashed before they can be themselves, by family, "friends", society in it's whole (and worst whole)...
But, even being terribly hard to do so, latter, when we grow and become adults, we do have the possibility to try to make it better, anyway. One might not succeeded but if he or she tries, it will mean something.
Mainly, because it's always easier to go in the pack, anonymously, or in the current, with all the other millions of molecules of water...
To be ourselves it's risky, somehow. What makes each one of us unique might start to shine and one can be spotted and aimed at.
I'm quite aware that by having decided to make part of my life exposed, here, or anywhere else, I'm taking a risk of being a "target" for anyone that parhaps doesn't a life and only gets its kicks by kicking others...
But the reasons for doing this don't have anything to do with such persons, anyway.
And I do hope that I might be able to go on, doing what i have to do, every day, without having to worry very much with the rumor and turmoil of the static that always exists in any communication channel....