in reply to Once again ... is it time to get rid of the Anonymous Monk?
- Perlmonks is unique...in that it is possible to post anonymously
- StackOverflow's huge family of sites is littered with contributions from user1234567. This is functionally no different from anonymous. As are a huge amount of "identified" accounts online.
- ...that the authentication is also weak...
- And here you make a point for anonymous posting. This site's security is weak and that's why some long term monks have shunned named accounts with leaky plaintext passwords but still participate anonymously.
- ...Anonymous Friend is getting a lot of flack...
- So, to help him, you'll force him out of existence. Quelle Progressive.
- ...it should be pointed-out that “Anonymity” is very often accidental...
- Very often? I've had this account for 10 years and another previous that I lost and didn't recover, I've never once had a session "simply disappear" while posting.
- Therefore, maybe it’s time to update the technology of the site.
- Well volunteered. Don't hesitate to post your patches.
- Let’s take a well-known site like The Huffington Post...
- Take my site. Please.
- simply disappears
- FUD, damned FUD, and statistics.
- We’ve talked about this before ... and I submit that it is high time to do it.
- This implies the conclusion previously was that it was a good idea. [citation required]
- E-mail addresses should be subject to some kind of cleanup and re-verification, without which the ability to post is suspended.
- Show me your papers!
- ...because personalities often are touchy here, and opinions are even stronger.
- It's only an opinion if it lacks evidence.
- We’re supposed to be communing about Perl...
- Complete agreement here. When will that part of the thread start?