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Can I adopt a node?

by morgon (Curate)
on May 11, 2009 at 21:19 UTC ( #763354=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


sometimes I don't realize that I am not logged in and create nodes that are then owned by "anonymous monk" but I would like these nodes to be my own so I can find them again.

Is there a way to "adopt" such an anomymously owned node?

Many thanks!

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Re: Can I adopt a node?
by Burak (Chaplain) on May 11, 2009 at 21:24 UTC
    Well, I suggest changing the PM theme in the settings. You'll have visual differentiation whether you're logged in or not :)
      I agree - the fact that you're not logged in is far more difficult to overlook (tho' I admit to having done it even so ... thankfully just the once)!!

      A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: Can I adopt a node? (yell)
by tye (Sage) on May 11, 2009 at 21:55 UTC

    You aren't logged in.

    Login, Create a new user, or hit "Create" to proceed in posting your node.

    No, it isn't trivial to adequately vet that you are the one who posted anonymously. That is part of why we have the big, ugly disclaimer (above) on the Preview page.

    We really should add that disclaimer to the "Comment on" page as well. Anybody care to do that?

    Update: As for finding your existing anonynodes, you can add them to your Personal Nodelet or your Free Nodelet or vote on them and find them via Your Votes, to give several examples.

    - tye        

      Fair enough - thanks for the suggestions about finding the nodes again.

      In case you log the IPs one could imagine a scheme where a node could be adoped when it is claimed within (say) 10 minutes from a user coming from the same IP - but I would not consider that an urgent feature :-)

        Which would suck for somebody who prefers to remain anonymous when posting from work / school. Even if she doesn't have a co-worker who takes control of her postings (since most from-work internet connections go through a NATting firewall) she might not even want her co-workers to be able to tell that the posting came from the same place of work.

        - tye        

Re: Can I adopt a node?
by ww (Archbishop) on May 11, 2009 at 21:55 UTC
    And how would the Monastery's internals know that you were indeed the AnnonyMonk who wrote the original node?

    As an alternate to Burak's themes suggestion, you may want to consider some of the Free Nodlet hacks which litter the halls (reversing the layout, for example) or developing modest personal CSS to provide a distinctive font, color scheme or attribute to the rendering when you are logged in.

Re: Can I adopt a node?
by Anonymous Monk on May 11, 2009 at 22:25 UTC

      Dibs on this parent node! I swear on the grave of Santa Claus that I the above node is mine!

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