One of the DramaticIdentities
used here on the C2.
Someone had something to say but didn't want to encumber it with his or her identity. This tag can be used to avoid ambiguity with signed content. Be aware that different comments signed by Anonymous
Donor may have different real-world authors.
Anyone can use this name. You can become an Anonymous
Donor (for purposes of RecentChanges
) by setting your UserName
Sometimes someone will add the Anonymous
Donor signature to a comment which was previously unsigned, in order to separate it visually from the (new) comment which follows it. (Alternatives are to draw a horizontal rule, or to put one comment into italics, but some of us like signatures.) So you may find your own unsigned comments are later attributed to the Anonymous
does not help or hinder ThreadMode
. Rather, signing comments on a page may make reducing ThreadMode
more difficult. Using AnonymousDonor
, or any anonymous UserName
removes accountability for your posts, and should thus be used sparingly. It is most appropriate when doing minor edits, which will not be controversial. See a discussion of this under AnonymousIdentity
Surely the most qualified contributor to ExtremeHumility
Historic note: AnonymousDonor
was first used when refactoring ThreadMode
discussion that had become confusing. Some people signed their comments, and others used italics.
Some comments were best rewritten as header "factual" information (with no signature). But some of the remaining ThreadMode
discussion remains, and was easier to read when the change in author's voice was more apparent.
The anonymous writers did not appear to be AnonymousCoward
s, and were not making ExtremeStatements
. They just failed to identify themselves by name - something we encourage on Wiki. ;->
For some reason, I'm accumulating animosity toward AnonymousDonor
. Not the concept, but the imaginary person created in my mind by all of the AnonymousDonor
contributions. He comes off as a real jerk. -- EricHodges
Ya, I'm real upset with that AnonymousDonor
. Who does he think he is? :)
More importantly, whom do YOU think he is - and why assume he is a he? :-�
Whomever it is has grammar issues! I just corrected one. ;)
[Is that...OMG, the GrammarVandal
We are AnonymousDonor
. You will be assimilated.
You have no chance to survive. Make your time.
The anonymous donors on the wiki are likely to be from a different glob of Anonymous than the ones that have been making the social news websites lately.
dude has become a quite prolific writer, I see.