Leosghost - 4:54 pm on Oct 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you can't attach your name to it .......
then maybe its because you don't need some nutter turning up at your door and menacing, or worse, your family because you were "impolite" in what you wrote or drew and put on your site etc .. ( in their eyes a *sin*..and the "sky fairy nutters" are everywhere..all of them with their own "brand" ) about their particular "brand" of "sky fairy"..
..or worse.. you don't need someone's state "clean up ( "kill or injure" ) the dissidents or those who say embarrassing things or make us look ridiculous " team..knowing your name and address ..
It isn't just scammers who use "privacy"..nearly all my domains ( well into 4 figures ) have "privacy" and they have had since the first day of their registration..
re the OP ..no ..I have many #1s and page 1s for highly competitive terms with domains that have always had privacy on them..and IME it doesn't stop humans from contacting , purchasing, linking to me, or "whatever" either..