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StoryOfThisLife Sun 12-Nov-17 23:18:06

To not understand why people stated that they've name changed?
The point is to stay anonymous, right? So why give a clue that you might be someone else?

sonyaya Sun 12-Nov-17 23:20:31

I think it’s to make clear they’re not a first time poster to avoid trolling or journalist accusations.

Fuckit2017 Sun 12-Nov-17 23:21:49

I don't get it either. People will still shout troll if they want to anyway.

MrsOverTheRoad Sun 12-Nov-17 23:23:15

If someone has no post history as happens with a new name, then posts a slightly shocking or dodgy sounding question, people think they're trolling.

Announcing you've changed especially to ask the question does stop the suspicion.

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