There are definitely preconceived ideas on forums everywhere. I chose to use a gender neutral name on-line because, as a woman, for some people my opinions would matter less than if I were male. Silly but true! However I did actually choose to have a name. It is not however a name that anyone in the 'real' world would know me by, but for the sake of clarity we cannot all be 'anon'.

Rev. You ask if more personal details are important. I think not, but I am a very private peson.

By the way I was wrong about Nemo---it means 'no one'.