What exactly does "anonymous" mean on ehelp?

I'm sure the folks who run this site have MUCH better things to do besides look at who asks anonymous questions...

But if a user asks an "anonymous" question, would an admin have the ability (although probably not the desire) to know the user's identity? How anonymous is "anonymous" really?
skyDancer
Asked May 03, 2011

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Technically, the database administrator has the ability to know the exact username by making a database query (I believe all other sites which have the similar feature are the same, as long as you can manage your anonymous posts under your account). The "anonymous" mode is an option for people who wants to hide his/her username from the public on a specific question.

I think maybe I'll change the label of this option to "Hide my username", which would be a better name. :D
Ryan
Answered May 03, 2011
Edited May 03, 2011
I would say that the admin would have the ability to know the identity of the user.
night_angel
Answered May 03, 2011
Anonymous questions are meant to keep the privacy of a user. To keep everybody from knowing who they are in case if someone they know run into their profile and see all these questions/answers. Only those authorized of this site should have the privilege to know who it is.
mofoandtheho
Answered May 03, 2011
annonymous= unknown, mysterious, like how on this site you can ask a question as an annonymous user, no one knows who asked the question.
billious
Answered Feb 04, 2013
whoops, didnt see that the question was what does annonymous mean on ehelp.
SkyDancer please answer my most recent question I have found your advice most useful in the past.
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inthecloset
Answered May 16, 2013
If you choose to have your question be anonymous, it means that no one can know that it's you asking the question.
Lana312
Answered May 16, 2013

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