|more useful options
(your ad here) Re(2): Automatically add name to repliesby Ovid (Cardinal)
|on Dec 08, 2000 at 23:27 UTC
No, it's not about vanity. If I see two nodes and one is by chromatic and another is by some dumb monk wannabe, I know that chromatic's post is more likely to be relevant. Alternately, if I just prefer how chromatic answers, I may single out his posts that way.
However, some also include a subject in the title if the subject changes. When the discussion veers from the why B-trees are superior to binary trees to forgetting that @_ aliases variables, it's a lot easier to pick that out of the title than to wade through all of the message. However, adding a "synopsis" field to new posts would be overkill, so people just note it in the title.
Adding a name is not vanity. But I do agree that it would be nice to have the author's name show up on a search.
Join the Perlmonks Setiathome Group or just click on the the link and check out our stats.