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I wanted to post a response to this question, but I don't want it to show up in my list of answers (not only because I don't want it associated with my careers account, but also I don't want it associated with me at all). It would be nice if I could check this while submitting my post:

[ x ] Post anonymously (no reputation will be earned; post will not appear in your list of questions/answers)

...which would make the post be owned by the Community user, so that it is truly anonymous. If this option were available when editing a post (like "make community wiki" is), it could be used to anonymize earlier posts as well, without needing to involve a moderator.

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i agree... they wont do it though: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/26844/… –  Shawn Dec 3 '09 at 21:21
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Look, we all already know about your time in a Siberian circus. It's nothing to be ashamed of, really. The good news is that most employers admire a candidate who has experience scooping up elephant dung, as it's eerily similar to most corporate jobs. Your time as the beared lady, however, is trickier to spin. Just put down "intern," that's close enough. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Dec 3 '09 at 21:26
    
@Pesto: I see you're taking your latest name change quite seriously indeed! –  Ether Dec 3 '09 at 21:27
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Hilarious Comedy Pesto is Hilarious! –  Shog9 Dec 3 '09 at 21:42
    
I am displeased with the downvotes knocking me below 3000. Thoroughly displeased. ;) –  Ether Dec 3 '09 at 21:49
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@Pesto: What's a "beared lady"? Or will I regret asking the question? –  mmyers Dec 3 '09 at 21:50
    
It's a bearded lady without the 'd' for discretion. –  Ether Dec 3 '09 at 21:52
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+1 sympathy upvote. Ding! –  Adam Davis Dec 3 '09 at 22:09
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@Adam: You just violated like 14 million meta unspoken rules. –  Troggy Dec 3 '09 at 22:11
    
Meta? rules? surely you jest. –  Ether Dec 3 '09 at 22:41
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@Æther: Rule #1, do not post anything controversial on Meta when you're near a rep/power threshhold. ;-) –  John Rudy Dec 3 '09 at 22:59
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@mmyers: A "beared lady" is a lot like a "mmyers," except it knows better than to point out my typos. Also, it's not a jerk. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Dec 3 '09 at 23:50
    
This is META!!!!! –  C. Ross Dec 4 '09 at 1:01
    
@Pesto: What's a "mmyers"? I've never figured that one out. –  mmyers Dec 4 '09 at 19:16

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up vote 13 down vote accepted

Log out and make the post anonymously.

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That would work, but it feels like a crude workaround. We are capable of being more elegant about it. :) –  Ether Dec 3 '09 at 21:26
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It may feel like a crude workaround, but how often does it come up? Is it worth the time to design, implement, and test it, or would that time be better spent on some other problem where there is no workaround? –  Adam Davis Dec 3 '09 at 21:28
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This truly ... is the answer. –  Troggy Dec 3 '09 at 21:34

Either you log out and post anonymously, or don't answer the question.

If you don't want people finding something, don't do it, it's the safest way

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mindless sheep, all of you –  Shawn Dec 3 '09 at 23:16

That isn't the best of questions to use as a basis for such a feature request... whether the referenced question belongs on SO at all is, I think, open to differences of opinion.

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This should have been a comment, not an answer. –  Ether Dec 4 '09 at 0:00

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