Names names names in The Pegbox Posted 10 hours ago · Report reply There are varying degrees of experience and expertise among the contributers to this forum. All of us have some things we could learn and some of us have some things we could teach. I understand the desire of some people to protect their privacy but there is an unfortunate result that some of the people who ask specific questions receive answers which may or may not have merit and they have difficulty separating the knowledgable responders from the merely confident. While some people may think it rude to correct inaccurate or misguided advice others may feel obligated to do so lest inexperienced members be led astray. Knowing who is offering information and what their credentials are allows people to assess the value of someone's opinion about the topic being discussed. As some have said if one is a student who is asking questions then it doesn't hurt to remain anonymous but if one is pontificating or making declarative statements it's nice to identify yourself.