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Re^3: Having our anonymous cake and eating it too
in thread Having our anonymous cake and eating it too
True, but would making snide comments (or giving good advice/insights/code) in a node at the head of a new thread -- ie, a new OP, if I understand you correctly) offer AM the same gratification. I suspect that the workaround you've pointed out would NOT be attractive to the trolls... and less than useful to those who post valuable information, anonymously.
Update: Amusingly, I got a 'tough beans' message when I tried to "Create" -- maybe the Monastery would be better off if whatever glitch caused that occured more often.