No! I do not think it is right giving your personal info to random strangers on the net.
For security purposes it is recommended not to give out ANY of your info to people on the internet. A simple question like: What is the name of your pet? can be used as a key to retrieve one's password. This tactic is usually called social-engineering where the attacker will try to gain your trust first in hopes to retrieve something valuable.
Giving out too much personal information will also make you a prey for identity theft. Others also use this personal info as a sort of bargaining chip or for blackmail in the future. There are reasons why there are so many laws concerning one's privacy on the net and Identity Theft and Blackmails are just two of it. Trust no one especially on the web!
People should know that information they give on the internet hardly gets deleted. So even while answering a question or advising someone, to me its best not to go personal especially if the information is something you never want someone to find out. Imagine a woman who suffers sexual assault in the hands of her husband, she may not be very free telling anyone about it. She may be suffering in silence. How again could she be advising someone and then be using herself as example? So its best to give information you are comfortable giving out in the internet, you are actualling talking to the World. So the person asking can ask questions requiring personalised answers but for me, I font have to present issues as if I was the one. I could make reference, although it also depends on the topic for discussion
Asking questions is not a bad step to take and when
someone gives you an answer you can learn so much from it and the good thing is that even someone else
might also want to know the answer to your question
because they might also have the same question in mind too so yeah there is nothing bad in asking
questions and getting answers from the internet...
I think asking personal questions is neither right nor wrong. It is just a question, after all, and it is up to the person answering whether they want to divulge their personal information.
However, when one does ask a personal question it is important that the question is phrased appropriately, such that it is not offensive, vulgar, and that it is asked in a polite way. People should understand the difference between asking a question and prying because, while it is neither wrong nor right to ask a question, prying is not always acceptable online. And of course the person asking must also be ready to accept the possibility that people may choose not to answer the personal question.