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Re: Anonymous Monk?

by marto (Cardinal)
on Jan 20, 2011 at 11:34 UTC ( #883299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Anonymous Monk?

Personally, it doesn't bother me. When I first arrived I found it a little confusing to have several seemingly different AMs posting in the same thread. I don't find that to be so much of a problem these days.

I like the fact that people don't have to create an account, it lowers the bar for entry. If people have a positive experience when using the site they may end up staying and creating an account. If they don't register an account, who cares? For all I know they may keep coming back as AM.

I think BrowserUK put's it well in (part of) their signature: "Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.". I'd be just as happy with you explaining something I've done wrong or offering to help than I would with AM doing the same. Of course this is only my opinion, I've seen occasions were others have refused to help someone because they were posting as AM.

Don't put too much stock in voting systems. People often vote for the wrong reasons. IIRC this has been discussed several times before.



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Re^2: Anonymous Monk?
by syphilis (Bishop) on Jan 20, 2011 at 12:09 UTC
    People often vote for the wrong reasons

    Not me!!
    I only ever vote for Anonymous Monk ... that way no-one gains XP except for *me* (... well ... and, of course, Anonymous Monk ... and sometimes even Anomalous Monk or Anonyrnous Monk if I haven't been paying attention properly).


      Nice :) I should have been more explicit. I mean that people often vote on something for reasons outside the content of the post. Merlyn wrote a nice node on tribal behaviour, I'll dig it out later.



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