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Why do people use pseudonyms on a local community site?
Why not? They are usually only a very thin disguise for someone easily recognisable from the clues they leave behind. Sometimes it might help the nervous to say something they might otherwise not. Rarely it is a hiding place for the unpleasant.
Interesting perspective. The source of comments on local community sites, asking a question, persuading or providing partial information isn't relevant. There is no need for individuals or groups to declare their personal or prejudicial interests.
I guess I am old fashioned. What happened to integrity, democracy, transparency, the story, background words that used to mean something once upon a time.