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Mod Version: 1.00, by amykhar (Member) amykhar is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 21
Released: 20 Mar 2005 Last Update: 24 Mar 2005 Downloads: 33
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When I released my Post As Anonymous Mod Hack (now obsolete), many users wanted the ability to allow ANY user to post anonymously. This hack fulfils that request.

It is a VERY long and difficult hack to install. Therefore, I have written the instruction file radically different than any I have ever written before. This one is written in discrete steps. Rather than having you blindly edit files and hope everything works when it's done, I have you do the hack in steps and TEST each step.

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CODE, I SUGGEST YOU POST A SERVICE REQUEST AND ASK SOMEBODY TO INSTALL THIS FOR YOU.

Features:
A. Control anonymous posting at the board, forum, usergroup, and user level.

This means that you can use the anonymous posting in any combination that you can use features such as allowing users to reply to posts.

B. Users can post anonymously, but still subscribe to the thread.

C. You can set the anonymous username per usergroup. For example, Admins can post as Anonymous Admin, while regular users post as Anonymous Registered Member.

D. Mods and Admins can see who truly posted.

E. Users can see their name on their own anonymous post.

F. The "edited by" message does not show on anonymous posts.

G. Lastposter works properly.

H. Search will not pull up a user's anonymous posts under their name. But, you can search for all anonymous posts.

I. Anonymous posts are marked so that you don't forget the post is anonymous and "out" yourself.

J. Anonymous posts can be safely quoted.

I will not support this hack for any version of vbulletin other than 3.0.7.

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  #2  
Old 20 Mar 2005, 05:24
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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Real name: Amy
1. When I post anonymously, the user name section in the postbit is blank.

Make sure you set an Anonymous Name in the user group settings page of the admincp. Each user group can be set to use a different display name.

Last edited by amykhar; 21 Mar 2005 at 14:36.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 06:20
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Excellent work I may have a use for this once I get another site going, since I merged with a friend to cut costs for a while. What are the chances being able to put the "Post Anonymously" checkbox on the actual newthread and newreply pages instead of as an option in the profile?
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 06:24
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I may install this as well, I have been watching for the confession hack but there is no est on when it will be released, and this seems like it could do the same thing.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 08:43
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An extremely good and extensive instruction text. If only they were all like this
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 12:03
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wow another one, thank you very much amy
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 13:29
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TheHeggy
Excellent work I may have a use for this once I get another site going, since I merged with a friend to cut costs for a while. What are the chances being able to put the "Post Anonymously" checkbox on the actual newthread and newreply pages instead of as an option in the profile?
The option is a checkbox on each post that you make or edit. It's not a checkbox in the profile. The profile field is to allow the admins to set that a user can't post anonymously - sort of like an access mask.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 13:30
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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Originally Posted by BarHopper
An extremely good and extensive instruction text. If only they were all like this
Thank you. I was worried people would hate it because it does take a bit longer to install this way. But, I felt the complexity of this one warranted a bit of extra time and care on installation.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 13:32
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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Originally Posted by hate
I may install this as well, I have been watching for the confession hack but there is no est on when it will be released, and this seems like it could do the same thing.
Yep. It was designed with the confession request in mind. With this one, you can control specific forums that are allowed to have anonymous posts. It's not an all or nothing kind of thing like the post as anonymous moderator one was.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 22:21
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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I have one question. I am using the warning hack. If a registered user posts anonymously, can that user still be warned?
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 22:24
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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I am not sure what the warning hack is or how it works.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 22:25
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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ok, let me rephrase that. Does the system still know who the real usename and userid is?
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 23:01
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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I am stucked at step 4. The default permission in a forum allowed for an allowed usergroup shows no. Here are my last bitfields line.

'canbet' => 4194304,
// --- vBookie
'canpostanon' => 8388608,

and

'warnall' => 131072,
'allowanon' => 262144

I also tried without the comma at the end of 8388608
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 23:06
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lionel
ok, let me rephrase that. Does the system still know who the real usename and userid is?
Yes, it does. It's stored in the postanon and anonname field of the post.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 23:14
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Thanks. I have been installing since there was a global on/off switch... but I am stucked ...
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