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Logging in "Cloaked"
Normally, when you're logged in, other monks can tell you're around in a couple ways: you're listed in the Other Users nodelet, and your 'last here' time (shown on your home node) is updated. If you'd prefer to log in "stealthily", so as not to appear in the Other Users list and not update your 'last here' time, you can
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Another effect of being "cloaked" is that the daily vote dispenser is not triggered. If you "decloak", you are no longer hidden from the
vote fairy, and you will get a refresher of votes, if there are any coming to you.
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