cc Laura Hale
38% of questions, ±10%.
The theory I came up with in reaction:
It makes sense that dens of argument like Atheism/Theism would have a high proportion of anon; but the relatively large number in uncontroversial topics like Chemistry is an ongoing source of befuddlement to me.
Actually, it isn’t: 38%. That’s not people fearful of retaliation. That’s people opting out of RealName. it’s a surrogate for the pseudonymy that Quora bans.
Thereby undoing the perceived benefits of RealName.
38%. … Wow. That’s really a cultural effect, and not just a contingent response. That points to people asking anonymously all the time.