I just watched a very good science series made by a youtube user. His series was so well laid out, in fact, that he was talked into making it copyright-free for possible use in schools. He is still using his youtube user name as the author of the series. This seems strange to me. I was brought up with the idea that if you have something to say, something that helps in a discussion, you should make yourself known. You shouldn't hide behind a veil.
How valid, really, is this argument, though? Is internet anonymity really that anonymous? Would it be ok for me to cite his series in a discussion?
I'll sometimes get a pamphlet about some "theory" and it's written anonymously. It's difficult for me to trust anything written because I can't verify the author. It just seems to me that this is similar.