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I post to Perlmonks anonymously...
I don't post anonymously, I post under my nom-de-hack.
Seriously, long long ago I decided that if I didn't have the intestinal fortitude (guts) to stand behind my words, then there was something wrong with what I had written. So, I do a lot of 'write a draft and file it', and then come back and re-read my words thirty minutes later. If I still feel that way, then I send it. (This policy is much harder to adhere to in oral conversation. I have developed the idiom: "OK, I'll take that under advisement" to cover the situation. That way I get some think-time and I don't stick my foot in my mouth quite so often.)
I Go Back to Sleep, Now.