Your name will never be publicly linked to your thoughts or ratings, so please share openly!
Our software, and a select few highly-skilled software developers sworn to an ancient oath of secrecy, are the only ones able to connect you to your thoughts and ratings. This lets us analyze the data in interesting ways. We also feel that people have more courteous and polite conversation when they have shared their email address.
Have a look at what we do with your name and email address to get more information on how your identity is used by Thoughtexchange.