I do *not* believe we need to eliminate anonymous postings.
I do, however, find myself constantly ignoring (and wishing that I didn't have to view) anonymous posts. It is in my nature to ignore all anonymous posts, and I would prefer to have a PM configuration setting that defaults to not displaying anonymous posts.
By having a mechanism such as this, some monks may participate in the flamewars, and others can happily go about their business without being burdened by the unnecessary noise.
What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens