An Oxymoron often used by the Robot

Occasionally, when I click on a user’s avatar, I get a message –

How is something simultaneously public and hidden from the public?

Perhaps the message would more correctly be –

But, here’s the question I have: Why do user’s hide their profiles?

User’s with hidden profiles are invited to answer. User’s with public profiles feel free to speculate.

I think that hiding one’s profile is somewhat chickenshit!