Originally Posted by coolake
The benefits of making all members anonymous far outweigh the consequences you just pointed out here.
-It ensures that all ideas get checked by everyone.
-It stops members from posting ideas based on pride. This could remove ALOT of members who are only motivated by the desire to be recognized. The main point of a filtering system is to reduce the number of posts, most of which are bad. This would do it.
-All ideas would be examined by members more carefully since they wouldn't be able to judge by appearances (familiarity with creator, post count, quantity of suggestions in sig)
No, at hero suggestions only those with a good layout will be reviewed. It will never happen that everyone checks out all ideas, that's simply impossible.
There are ways to go around anonymity, like saying which suggestions are yours either in your suggestion or on your profile or through other ways. You'd have to fight these.
The problem with pride argument is that IceFrog still has to give credits if he implements threads, so you'd still know it's your suggestion, so people will make suggestions, even if only they know that their ideas have been implemented (although they could again go around anonymity in some ways.
For the last point, we have to see where there are such problems:
To be honest, I don't think there are any of such problems in remake or visual sub-forum. There are not that many suggestions and reviewing them goes faster than in hero ideas subforums.
The only sub-forum where this would make sense is the hero ideas subforum. For the other subforums it would only have disadvantages and no real advantages by itself.
But, you haven't read my post at the first page:
I can see the point in making all posts anonymous. However, this will also destroy the atmosphere in this forum to some considerable extent. Meeting people here that you know from playing or just working with people on some suggestions is an important part of the community. If we make everything anonymous, this won't be possible anymore, it will be hard to find out the people that have a similar viewpoints, so that you can collaborate with them.
Overall, it could help for voting, but apart from this, I think it has more cons than pros.
There are two major problems:
a) the atmosphere. Anonymity attracts trolls even more (see 4chan for examples) and prevents some good things.
b) Collaboration will become very hard if you don't know who is who.
Last but not least, what will become of the contests with anonymity?
But anyway, coming back to the real point, the filtering system (anonymity by itself isn't filtering). Anonymity only makes sense with voting, that's where it actually would help.
However, as I explained in my last post, any kind of polls are redundant and not something that we need, they filter something that is pointless to filter.