in reply to Assigning unique identifiers within a discussion thread to each distinct anonymous commenter

"Anonymous" means anonymous, just like "ignored" means ignored. Being here awhile, you get to know some of the regular Anonymous Monks, like that tool-bag who likes to post big "helpful" link dumps. I mostly just ignore them, like P3N15 enlargement spam and such, but they have every right to post anonymously. An opt-in checkbox to hide all anonymonk comments would be nice, though.