I'm anonymous there and on other forums(my name is plastered around the web enough) as Tom3(I think). People know each other there. It's a good thing to have a box with a photo or whatever so you can identify someone. Just the other day I had to figure out who "John" was, here. I'm still not sure which one I was talking to.
Woodenboat is antiquated with no photo uploader of any value and a limit of 5 photos. They don't take care of the site and upgrade. The magazine hasn't discovered or seen a value to the forum. It's full of great info for me with boat work. But there is little to no sailing content. In fact, sailing content is thin everywhere.