|Don't ask to ask, just ask|
In addition to the aforementioned abuses:
No, the precedence is that AM-posted nodes remain anonymous. Each person who posts anonymously and then accepts the fate that the node shall remain anonymous takes the role of the next Dutch boy to walk along and save Holland. As soon as we let that little leak flow, a little problem will turn into a big ordeal, in my opinion.
The gods have resisted the temptation to attribute any anonymous node to any author because to do so would open the floodgates. Perhaps not the floodgates of permissiveness, but certainly the floodgates of whining, complaints, and hard feelings. No single schoolboy's attendance record is important enough to let Holland flood.
Heck, we even have very well known, very well respected (within the Perl community) contributors who upon losing their passwords without having an email address on record ended up losing their account.
This is supposed to be fun. Getting all caught up in "I posted that, you should give me credit." is taking it all too seriously.
I don't mind seeing new ideas tossed about, but unless they're well thought out, as well as being supported with voluntary labor, they're probably not going to make it past PerlMonks Discussion. It never hurts to discuss an issue and possible solutions. Change here in the Monastery, slow as it may seem, is the result of ideas filtering through the furnace of thoughtful consideration. Some big idea may have some small component of it that catches on. NASA's contribution to the Space Age didn't put colonies of Utopian suburbia on the moon. But it did bring us microwave ovens and velcro. (figuratively even if not specifically)
In reply to Re^2: RFC: Updating and Claiming Ownership of Nodes initially created by Anonymous Monk