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Re^3: Anonymous Monk

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Jan 19, 2011 at 01:43 UTC ( #883032=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Anonymous Monk
in thread Anonymous Monk?

My question is an earnest and specific one about the rationale of the administrators of PerlMonks: Why did they implement a generic user named Anonymous Monk?

The original site design took a lot of code ideas and community guidance from Slashdot. Anonymous Monk is very similar to Slashdot's Anonymous Coward.

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Re^4: Anonymous Monk
by Jim (Curate) on Jan 19, 2011 at 17:00 UTC

    Wow! Thank you, chromatic, for this important historical fact. It lends a lot both to understanding PerlMonks' Anonymous Monk user and to this discussion and debate.

    Googling Anonymous Coward leads one to the Wikipedia article Anonymous Coward and to other informative resources.

    (I'm reading and enjoying your book. Thanks for it!)

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