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I apologize in advance if this is off topic for Meta but I couldn't find a good place to ask this.

Say I want to join and discuss sensitive topics on e.g http://islam.stackexchange.com/ and still stay completely anonymous. Wouldn't this be impossible of anyone could see my other accounts on other SE sites. Where I might tell more about my self, where I work and so on?

Is it possible to hide your other accounts on your Stack Exchange account page? Should it be possible or even the default option?

I understand the idea of having your accounts on SO and Meta connected. But what is the main reason of having every one of your SE accounts connected?

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As far as I'm aware, this is not possible. But you can start a new account specifically for those sites where you want to be anonymous. You are not obliged to associate accounts. – Bart Oct 10 '12 at 13:04

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If you create an account on site B with the same OpenID/e-mail as you used for site A then the accounts will be linked.

If you wish to participate on some sites anonymously then either do so unregistered (not really a good idea) or create an account with a different OpenID/e-mail.

As long as you don't use that 2nd identity on site A for nefarious purposes you'll be fine.

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