|Screenshot of comment section - Chicago Curbed|
re Jennifer Pritzker's garage Sept 13th (reblog of a reblog)
Chicago Curbed time and again proves how anonymous discussions and arguments can be entertaining, informative and hilarious. Chicago News Report is an example of how it can all go terribly wrong. Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown a recent upstart blog of note is almost entirely anonymous in the comments section.
No one knows who anyone is. There are giveaways/tells though. The name calling hasn't gone away. Fun trying to guess (or figuring out) who said what.
Over time people have gravitated away from made up handles. Today people are more apt to choose anonymous or their real names (Facebook/Nextdoor). Many posters don't want to have to create or remember accounts for every platform. Chevanston has decided to return to anonymous comments. Moderation will remain.