Thanks to jdporter for the extra info!
The timestamps indicate the (now reaped) anonymous reply was made two minutes before KABA joined Perl Monks ...
so it wasn't that KABA wasn't logged in, it was that KABA didn't exist yet.
Yet why on earth was KABA looking at such an inconspicuous 18-year-old node in the first place?
I can only think of two plausible theories:
There must be a more plausible explanation but I can't think of one.
If KABA is listening we might get lucky. Based on past necroposting experiences though, I fear we will never hear from KABA again. :(