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Once again ... is it time to get rid of the Anonymous Monk?
I ++ your node, as I do with everyone who makes an honest attempt to think about improving the Monastery.
Of course that doesn't mean I agree with your point of view. Although I have never seen any need to post fully anonymously (whether to "protect" my XP or for any other reason), I will respect any and all good or bad reasons why people want to post fully (as Anonymous Monk) or partially anonymous (under their PM login name).
And for the many years I have had the honour to be part of this little corner of cyberspace, I never saw any good reason that made me think it became even remotely necessary to lift the anonymity of the Monks here. Once more your post does not give any convincing argument to lift the Anonymous Monk's hood. The very very few times a session was "lost" can surely not be a good reason and if it is an argument at all, it seems more to support the opposite position.
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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