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You just confirmed my argument...
Except that I didn't.
This is my suggestion, it can't possibly be your argument :)
My suggestion does not compromise anonymity one iota
A "username" is a name by definition, there can only be one here, it is a defacto perlmonks identity, whether or not its linked to any other identities (online or real world)
Anonymous Monk is the equivalent of having no name
Temporary in-thread-branding doesn't give you a name, doesn't link you to any identity, it merely hints at your location within a room --- anonymity intact