The reason we never offered anonymous identities or communication, was a basic understanding of iterated prisoners’ dilemma. Conversations, communities, relationships and strong emotional bonds are formed through a social form of iterated prisoners’ dilemma.
When a participant in iterative prisoners’ dilemma has no identity or feels free from the responsibility of their actions in social interactions communities quickly degenerate into a race to the bottom. This is when trolls, abusers and the worst part of our humanity starts to become a strategic advantage in seeing your actions get more attention by continuing to
push the envelope of acceptable behavior. 1