Why is some one that uses Anonymous allowed to participate in WkiTree Q&A

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OK ! I keep seeing some one calling them self anonymous and when clicked on to go to a profile of the person it only shows a IP address and not a persons profile or tree. So how is this person allowed to participate in WikiTree and Q&A forum ?  Does this person have a WikiTree account and is it safe to answer the persons question ?

Anonymous IP address is http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/ip/
in WikiTree Tech by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
I think it's safe to answer questions in G2G from people not logged in. They aren't going to get any more information, than you have publicly posted.
I think the only questions that deserve an answer are the ones that help make Wikitree better or help the person asking the question to gain skill.  I see many of these types of question that do neither and those aren't taken seriously.  On the other hand, occasionally anonymous posters point-out mistakes or inconsistencies displayed on Wikitree and that can be helpful.
Thanks Anne B. was just wondering how it worked since I am fairly new to WiKi Tree.

1 Answer

+3 votes
Best answer
Anyone can post in G2G. If they don't provide a name, or their name IS Anon, all you will see is their IP address when you click on it. The other thing that can happen is someone forgets and posts to G2G without logging in.

This is totally different from someone anonymizing their first or last name, which is allowed for regular members.
by Sandi Wiggins G2G6 Mach 7 (71.8k points)
selected by David Selman

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