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Above is the “Know Anon” code that allows you to expose any hateful anons you wish at your own whim. If you know anyone who’s struggling with anonymous hate, reblog this for them.

  • How to install

Simply copy the above code and paste it right after the <head> portion of the HTML coding on your blog. This is with the jQuery script included, so everything should be covered. Once you’ve done this, update and save, then exit your customize page.

Re-enter your customize page, and under “appearance” should be a button called “Enable Know Anon”, which may be on or off automatically, depending. Flip the switch to enable or disable it, then save.

  • How to use

When you get anonymous hate or anon messages you find offensive, simply exit your Inbox, enter your Customize page, flip the switch to “on”, then save and exist. Re-enter your inbox, and any and all anonymous messages will be exposed with a URL, if they have one. Note that this includes everything, not just the hate. Another thing to note is that, once you expose anons in the inbox, you can’t un-expose them. Flipping the switch back to “off” does nothing.

Answer a message people thought was on anon, and gee, they’ll get a nasty little surprise, hmm? It’s better than a fake anonymous button because while you still can’t control who it exposes, you can control when to do so.

Remember though, that this isn’t the only way to stop anonymous hate. As always, there’s simply the “turn anonymous asks off” button. And thanks to the update from a few months ago, anons CAN be blocked.


That little hand right there? That’s the ignore button. It’s present on all asks sent, whether anon or otherwise. When you block an anon, you have the option to report them for spam or harassment, and it will permanently block them. It also blocks the IP address and computer, so that person can’t take advantage of extra accounts to continue sending you hate. It effectively wipes that person right out of your Tumblr life. They cannot contact your blog again, ever.

For the website that gives you the Know Anon code, with or without jQuery script, in case that causes trouble (most themes come with it pre-installed, but not all), go here.

[ Goodness, wow thank you very much for letting me know this existed! That was very considerate of you! ]

Knowledge is power, yes, and for particularly vicious anons this could be good. But for me, it’d be pretty unhealthy. Once I know who’s sending the hate, it becomes sort of personal, because I know the person who’s sent it. It’d be very hard for me not to go through their blog and try to convince myself that they’re stupid or whatever, to make myself feel superior to them. It propagates and prolongs the whole thing, encourages the antagonism, and that’s pretty much the definition of wank. And there’s always the chance that someone I know sent it, because they have a gripe with me that they’re unwilling to share one-on-one. To keep myself sane I need to answer anons as productively as I can and then let them the hell go. Simply using the ignore button for the really bad ones is a much better option for me, because it doesn’t let them take up living space in my head.


This is potentially incredibly important for someone who is being stalked or systematically harassed, though.  Because those people (we call them ‘trolls,’ but that term cloaks and minimizes the truth that they’re stalkers, harassers, and abusers), they hide behind anon and, when you file a complaint, it essentially doesn’t matter.  They can get their account dropkicked from the site, but then they can just open up a new one.  Tools like this put the power in the victim’s hands to start accumulating information so that they can defend themselves on a more comprehensive level.

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