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There may be times when you make a guess as to the secret identify of Anonymous. You respond to the post with a specific person in mind. In these cases, please double check your reply to ensure you haven't accidentally included information that could reveal who you think they are.

Anonymous: I’m thinking of querying Agent X but not sure if I should tell her I self-published my last two books.

You: *Hmm, writer Z self-published her last 2 books and her latest FB status says she’s starting a round of agent queries. I bet it’s her.*

You: Don’t tell agents you self-published. But don’t bother with Agent X either. I heard her speak at a conference and she said dystopian YA depresses her.

OK, so that example is kind of obvious, but you get the idea.
#1 - March 03, 2010, 05:07 PM

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Ha ha, I didn't need to read this thread... I've never had a clue about an Anon's identity! :) Good reminder, though.
#2 - March 03, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Tee hee! Yes, I've been deviously guilty of figuring out an anonymous and correct, I might add! LOL! I only knew my suspicions were correct because the few anonymouses  :mouse I'd suspected confessed to me (on their own volition--I didn't needle it out of them!) If I don't know them really well, I wouldn't have a clue!

But if I do figure them out, I usually don't post. That might be the easiest thing to do.  :tinkerbellheart
#3 - March 03, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Like Joni, I've never had a clue about an Anon's identity and neither the time or desire to try and "discover" who one may be.
#4 - March 04, 2010, 12:22 PM

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Before people start getting paranoid about using Anonymous, thinking people are going to pull a Nancy Drew and figure it out, I'm like Pam: the only time recognized someone was because I "knew" them better and had access to other information they hadn't posted here on Verla's. They didn't care that I knew, just didn't want everyone in the world to know who they were.
#5 - March 05, 2010, 07:45 PM

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Well, I've never posted anything as Anon before, so add that to the clue pile.
I did update my username. Figured it was time to post as myself.
#6 - March 07, 2010, 07:51 AM

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How do you post anonymously?
#7 - March 07, 2010, 10:47 AM
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Natalie,  :thankyou
#9 - March 07, 2010, 02:00 PM
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You're welcome. :)
#10 - March 07, 2010, 02:40 PM
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