I was just reading this entry, a type of entry that you would expect to see the drama llama grazing near. Racism-related entries with comments from racist people tend to draw the fuzzy guy right into the action, but that’s perfectly expected.
What I noticed, though, were quite a few anonymous comments and a few comments from people who seem to prefer their privacy. Meaning, you can’t click on their name and visit their website (something I’m actually a little new to here). I’ve seen that once or twice before, and I was always curious about it.
These comments from these anonymous commenters were full of rage and harsh language, the type you can obviously expect a reaction to. All anonymous comments seem to be written this way, something that doesn’t surprise me. I suppose this allows them to be complete jerks when ever they want to and not worry about backlash or other people finding out who they are. That seems like a serious cop-out to me. If you feel the strong urge to say something littered with foul language and harsh insults, you should be ready to face the consequences of your actions. Sending anonymous comments provide to me the tools to construct the opinion that you are a yellow-bellied, sheltered, and immature person who either cannot or will not handle the consequences of their actions.
But that’s just my opinion. I understand why some people would want to go ahead and do it for fear of backlash they may not want to deal with, but I would feel like feeble person for doing so. Besides, when I feel a certain way, I want people to know. I’m not willing to hide behind the skirts of a disabled link.
Would you ever send an anonymous comment?