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Re^9: to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 03, 2011 at 06:22 UTC ( #929272=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em
in thread to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em

That is where our opinions differ. We just have a different definition of what "anonymous" means.

Have you ever tried to put your definition into words?


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Re^10: to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em
by CountZero (Chancellor) on Oct 03, 2011 at 18:01 UTC
    Are you challenging me? I am a lawyer and love such games.

    For me it means "not distinguishable from any other AM".

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

      Are you challenging me? I am a lawyer and love such games.

      Am I now? Asking for clarification is a challenge?

      For me it means "not distinguishable from any other AM".

      Thanks for confirming your invented definition , "not distinguishable from any other indistinguishable we call Anonymous Monk"

      A thread is a room, someone from the left says something, someone from the right says something, they're all wearing Anonymous Monk, when the thread ends, when they leave the room, you don't even know which side of the room they were standing in, much less whom they are, or what computer they posted from, they're still Anonymous Monk, faceless, namless, anyone, any dog

        Asking for clarification is a challenge?
        Don't understand me wrong. I like such challenges. I just wanted to give you some background why I am continuing this discussion, perhaps beyond what some would find reasonable. :)

        A thread is a room, someone from the left says something, someone from the right says something, they're all wearing Anonymous Monk, when the thread ends, when they leave the room, you don't even know which side of the room they were standing in, much less whom they are, or what computer they posted from, they're still Anonymous Monk, faceless, nameless, anyone, any dog
        You just confirmed my argument: branding the AM when inside a thread, takes away their "indistinguishableness" inside the thread. of course you still cannot link them to a physical person, but that is already a property all monks enjoy by virtue of having a "username" here (unless you use your *real* name as a username, which few, if any, do).

        I hope I explained now clearly enough why "branding" takes away some of the anonimity (in my definition) of posting as an AM.

        CountZero

        A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

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