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Re^4: Anonymous Monk

by Gavin (Bishop)
on Jan 18, 2011 at 09:55 UTC ( #882836=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Anonymous Monk
in thread Anonymous Monk?

My only gripe with "Anonymous Monk" is that I don't know which of arbitrarily many "Anonymous Monk"s I'm conversing with when I post something on PerlMonks.

Silly me... I thought that was the whole point of anonymity.

I think luis.roca's point was that it is difficult to differentiate which Anonymous Monk you are conversing with in a thread if there is more than one contributing at the same time.

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Re^5: Anonymous Monk
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Jan 19, 2011 at 04:53 UTC

    All anonymous posts could be anyone, including some monk who is a member but not logged in. Two anonymous posts claiming to be the same person may not be. Two claiming not to be may in fact be the same person. You won't know, because you won't know who made any of the posts. That's anonymity for you. Don't differentiate, because it's a false differentiation. Just accept that "anonymous" means anonymous.

Re^5: Anonymous Monk
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 18, 2011 at 10:37 UTC
    But what is the point in differentiating since the discussion is threaded, not flat?

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