A&O wrote:I was actually at a V10. But again, what does it matter? You're hoping that I'm at your firm, [REDACTED], and that I got away with a beard there? Stop being insecure.
The above (which was highly inappropriate, before you redacted yourself) earned you a ban. Outing identifying information about users (including what firm they work for) is going to get you banned. The only reason it's temporary is that you redacted it yourself before I got to it.
Also, you posted anonymously, it's abuse of the anon feature to post such attacks on other users, so, everything's been outed. Besides, you didn't identify what firm you work for yourself even though you were anonymous, and you only claimed you needed anonymity because the fact that you have/had a beard at one point might identify you, which seems like kind of BS. It's especially BS when your first post in this thread was non-anonymous and said this:
A&O wrote:Facial hair is fine if you, as you say, keep it trimmed and clean.
If you're speaking from personal authority that facial hair is fine, people are going to assume you had some. So you already outed yourself in that respect. I might respect the fact that you said you worked for a V10 at some point, but 1) that's still kind of vague and non-identifying, and 2) you did it while outing someone else, which gives me a lot less sympathy.
Ironically, if you had actually identified the firm you worked for instead of outing another user's firm while posting anon, that 1) would've justified use of the anon feature and 2) wouldn't have involved you doing anything warranting outing or banning. The whole point of having an anon feature is to allow people to disclose things like what firm they work(ed) for and what experiences they had there without linking that information to their TLS identity. Attacking/outing another user for asking something you could have answered anonymously was highly inappropriate.
TL;DR version: If you use the anon feature to post vague ideas about how things work, and you out something about another poster as an attack on them, your posts are probably going to get outed.