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The true PerlMonks Experience
One of the valuable aspects of this community is that it provides the liberty to use it as you wish to.
While I agree that it's easier for other monks to be able to tie a name to a post, in order to build up some sort of continuity; I also think that it's important that a monk can stay anonymous if (s)he wishes to. I can think of many other reasons to preserve anonymity other than personality voting.
And when it comes down to it the quality of a node's content is more important than the quality of the name tagged onto it.
Just my two 0.02E