I understand people's concern but I think it is important that PWP and carers, family and friends can look round the forum, search for areas of interest, decide over time whether to register and contribute/ask for support.
I did this 6 years ago before I plucked up the courage to take part and seek help.
How much people want to identify themselves is a personal decision.
I have chosen not to post a photo but am available to private message and have given some trusted posters my phone number and name to offer them support with obsessive compulsive behaviour caused by DAs.
Equally, some members offered me that support when my life was in ruins.
It is up to members whether or not they wish to reveal themselves or stay anonymous but I think the openness of the forum is an important part of the support it offers.
Perhaps a warning needs to be given as part of the registration process about non-members being able to read posts and to think about whether or not to give identifying information such as photos...