i have edited the access file so the several people who chose to "OPTOUT"
of the ANNOUNCE feature (in IRC) will be announced as "anonymous"
when adding new people to the system, be sure to ask them if they want to
be introduced in IRC by their handle or nickname. if they want to opt
out, just type "anonymous" without the quotes while you're setting them up
with the script.
if you edit the script by hand instead of using the
grant_access_to_last_failed_attempt script, just put #ANNOUNCE "anonymous"
before their name if they don't want to be identified.