in reply to Assigning unique identifiers within a discussion thread to each distinct anonymous commenter
Just decide, one way or the other, once and for all, whether or not you want Anonymous Monk to be able to post on this forum. If so, then let him/her remain Anoymous. Otherwise, do what 99.99% of all other forums on the Internet have already done, and require someone to have an identifiable account in order to post. It's your collective choice, but please don't make life hard(er) on yourself, or on PerlMonksWebsite.pm, simply because you can't decide. C'mon... decide. Really, it's not that hard.