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Restricting Anonymous Monkby dsb (Chaplain)
|on May 01, 2002 at 21:44 UTC||Need Help??|
I don't doubt that someone has before explored the question of disallowing the Anonymous Monk from posting on Perlmonks. Also, I am not trying to advocate the elimination of Anonymous Monk all together. I am, however, suggesting that some restrictions are imposed upon just how far Anonymous Monk can go.
Recently I've seen quite a few threads like this:
I don't know about anyone else, but nothing pisses me off more than someone who makes an excuse for being too much of a coward to put his name on something. If I am confident enough, or feel strongly enough to post a node on Perlmonks, you can be sure you'll see my name at the end of it.
And so it is because of those who only find the courage to say what they mean when veiled in the guise of Anonymous Monk that I suggest exploring the merits of a rule where Anonymous Monk can post only 2(or more) levels deep. In other words, Anonymous Monk can start a thread, or reply to an original node, but not reply to a reply, or reply to a reply of a reply, etc.
The self-righteous, and useless posts of Anonymous Monk have grown very tedious to me, and they detract from the environment I have grown so fond of. More and more often, users are hiding behind Anonymous Monk to protect theselves from the evil --. I don't learn when people only tell me I'm a great coder. I DO learn when someone points out where I need work. If you can't take it, then maybe you shouldn't be here. Moreso, maybe you shouldn't be a Perl programmer. Call me an awful programmer if that's what you think. But before you do, strap on a set and log in.
I wrestled a bit about whether to submit this, but I think it at least needs to be said. So let the downvoting begin...