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to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em
If the proposal is, as it seems to me, intended to disambiguate AnonyMonks when multiple AMs are posting in a single thread, I actually like the idea because it's often very hard (or impossible) for this reader to distinguish between 1 AM contradicting him/herself and 2 AM disagreeing with one another.
OTOH, if this compromises personal anonymity -- lets us tie a particular AM post to a specific individual -- then I have to agree with CountZero. It's unfortunate the some may use AM status to utter libel, insults or just-plain-falsehoods, but that's a price of allowing free speech... and none of those rise to the level of "shouting fire in a crowded theater."