When I pulled the first version, the response was unbelievable, 10% was nasty and at least 70% attempted to make me believe they needed Know Anon to prevent drastic outcomes.
I was reluctant to bring Know Anon back because it doesn’t essentially prevent the anonymous hate, it allows the receiver to punish the asker. There is an easier and more effective way to avoid anonymous hate - turn the anonymous option off. But I know what it’s like to get anonymous hate and simply turning the option off doesn’t give you that little closure you need.
I decided to bring Know Anon back because the tool has the potential to install a sense of insecurity in people who are willing to hurt someone emotionally. I would like to think that people that use this have a reason, they’re not provoking or encouraging the hate and it’s occasional rather than endless. My preferred outcome of those using this tool would be to block and/or report the asker or at most reply maturely instead of returning the hate, however I have no control over that part.