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Zoints Anonymous Posting - Improved privacy for members
Mod Version: 1.1, by Zoints (Member) Zoints is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (17 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 192
Released: 01 May 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 1123
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Have you ever wanted to discuss something on a forum but never posted because you didn't want people to know it was you? To solve this problem, we created an anonymous posting hack.

Via the admin control panel, you can easily choose which forum(s) allows for anonymous posting.




For anonymous enabled forums, your members then get this handly little checkbox (unchecked by default) when making a new thread or post.




If they check the box, then their post is created under the account you setup and assign as the anonymous poster. I personally created an "anonymous" username, but you can create whatever you want.




As forum owners, we all know that a few members will choose to screw around with this feature. Therefore we created an easy means to identify who created an anonymous thread/post should the need arise. Please be ethical and tell your members you can see who posted anonymously should the need arise. You can check the log by going here:




And the log looks something like this:



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Old 06 May 2008, 00:24
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DawnsWebDesigns DawnsWebDesigns is offline
 
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Working perfectly...your mods usually do. Thanks.
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Old 16 May 2008, 17:12
chris1979 chris1979 is offline
 
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What happens if multiple anonymous people post in the same thread?
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Old 16 May 2008, 23:08
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It just lists them all as your Anonymous user.
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Old 31 May 2008, 21:12
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There was alot of bugs in the vb 3.6 version

have they now been fixed mate?

like edit post, quick reply and attachments?

i have asked this twice now and you wont give me an answer why?
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Old 31 May 2008, 22:40
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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This is just a port of the 3.6.x modification to make it compatible with 3.7.x. Any previously mentioned bugs have not be addressed. They may be fixed in the near future, but there are other priorities at the moment.

If you compile a single post with detailed descriptions of the bugs you have experienced, it'll be easier to address.
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Old 31 May 2008, 23:01
maidos maidos is offline
 
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nice but posting as anonymous wouldnt it jsut encourage ppl to flame
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 03:06
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Is there any chance to get an option to only allow this option for the first post of a thread? That would be a major enhancement for my site.
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Old 08 Jun 2008, 14:51
KempoMRK KempoMRK is offline
 
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This is perfect for a forum I wanted to set up. Great hack man.

Is there any way to make this automatic? I've set up an anonymous forum, as it fits in well with my site, and I'd like to be able to just make all posts anonymous. Can this be done?

Last edited by KempoMRK; 08 Jun 2008 at 15:04.
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Old 08 Jun 2008, 17:24
KempoMRK KempoMRK is offline
 
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I found out a way to automatically check the box.

Click "Search In Templates" and search for this piece of code:

<if condition="$show['anonymous']"><div><input type="checkbox" id="cb_anonymous" class="bginput" name="anonymous" value="1"

Now replace it with this:

<if condition="$show['anonymous']"><div><input type="checkbox" id="cb_anonymous" class="bginput" name="anonymous" value="1" checked="checked"

The box will automatically be checked now.

Thanks to Jase2, as I came up with this idea based off his hack:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=169444
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 19:09
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Superb
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Old 28 Jun 2008, 03:17
neo314 neo314 is offline
 
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Moderating

I am still on 3.6.8 but upgrading shortly to 3.7.2 and just downloaded the current version. What I have noticed is that when I set Anonymous to the group Anonymous Posters and cause that group to require all posts to be moderated, the posts still are not queued for moderation. In other words I think the postings permission is still that of the original poster. Is there any way/hack to cause anonymous posts to be moderated while leaving regular posters, who post under their user name, unaffected?

Thanx.
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Old 03 Jul 2008, 17:19
cosy cosy is offline
 
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Is there any chance to get an option to only allow this option for the first post of a thread? That would be a major enhancement for my site.
+1
this will be perfect
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Old 04 Jul 2008, 02:07
RavrSimba RavrSimba is offline
 
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Originally Posted by logicuk View Post
There was alot of bugs in the vb 3.6 version

how they now been fixed mate?

like edit post, quick reply and attachments?
The only reason I have not installed this mod is because of the fact that you can not set permissions based on user groups. Permissions such as a minimum post count would also be appreciated. This mod would be perfect if it had such a feature.

Until then I see it being heavily abused by "trolls". This could be prevented by allowing such permissions.
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Old 05 Jul 2008, 02:15
helpmehost helpmehost is offline
 
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Same here I wait for more improvement like user group thing
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Old 21 Jul 2008, 05:25
Merriweather Merriweather is offline
 
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I would like to see the issue of anonymous polls (that I posted a long time ago to the 3.6 version thread) be fixed. Other than that, I'm happy with it and will upgrade to this version.
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