http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=919045


in reply to RFC: Updating and Claiming Ownership of Nodes initially created by Anonymous Monk

2. claim ownership of nodes initially generated by Anonymous Monk

Personally, I would be more interested in having an option to claim/prove that I'm not some Anonymous Monk :)

More than once, when replying to anonymous nodes, I've found myself in the situation that - due to the specific context - it somehow felt as if I had created the node myself anonymously — such as you could in theory do in an attempt to gain XP (by posing the questions yourself for which you have good answers...), or to frontpage your own topic (posted anonymously), etc.

Sometimes, I'v even just not responded to anonymous nodes for that very reason.