in reply to RFC: Purpose of Robes in Monasteries
The institution (?) of Anonymous Monk is an interesting one and I don't see any reason for abandoning it. If an irresponsible or churlish person wants to try to make trouble or disrupt the conversation, under a cloak of anonymity, it is relatively easy to avoid him here (unlike another internet context such as IRC). I support the use of anonymity for those who feel they need it to gain a fair hearing for their posts, and also for those fellow travelers who haven't taken vows yet.