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Zoints Anonymous Posting - Improved privacy for members
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vB Version: 3.6.2 Rating: (12 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 127
Released: 15 Oct 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 582
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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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  #2  
Old 15 Oct 2006, 00:38
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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We always used this avatar for our anonymous account. You're welcome to use it if so desire:

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Old 15 Oct 2006, 01:07
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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I had a similar hack with 3.07. Yours is better. It simply misses an option: On the front end, in forum listing, there should be a little sign that indicates anonymous posting possible in that forum.

If people are shy, they will not even go in newreply, so how would they know they can post anonyously?
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 01:16
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lionel
I had a similar hack with 3.07. Yours is better. It simply misses an option: On the front end, in forum listing, there should be a little sign that indicates anonymous posting possible in that forum.

If people are shy, they will not even go in newreply, so how would they know they can post anonyously?
Wouldn't adding "Anonymous Posting Enabled" to the forum description do the job? If not, can you provide a mockup of exactly what you mean? Thanks
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 02:26
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Manually adding anonymous posting allowed would do the job, but is not dynamic. Would have to do so for every allowed forum, then remove it when you disable it.

The way I did it in 3.07 was:

1-Automatically <span style="float:right;"> a small icon with title of forum.

2-I had a set of status icon for that. When there was a new post made anonymously it would display.
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 10:33
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lionel
Manually adding anonymous posting allowed would do the job, but is not dynamic. Would have to do so for every allowed forum, then remove it when you disable it.
Good point That would get very annoying very quickly.

Thanks for the suggestion. We'll see what we can come up with and add it to the next build.
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 11:05
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Searched for it since a long Time. Great Hack !!!
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 11:07
Stoebi Stoebi is offline
 
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Hi


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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Look at the highlighted code, please. What means the condition? If user == anonymous then checkox is checked? If yes, then the condition doesn't work for me. How can i test this, please?

If i check the box and use the preview the checkbox becomes unchecked


Regards, Stoebi

Last edited by Stoebi; 15 Oct 2006 at 11:19.
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 11:43
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Shit ..... it conflicts with Doubleposting Preventing......

Demo :

http://www.politikstube.de/forum/sho...postcount=1147
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 14:27
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redlabour i am using the prevent mod too and i am going to install this hack tonight but your post make me warn. can you describe the problem more? i cant understand anthing in the demo :/
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 15:23
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Originally Posted by abramelin
redlabour i am using the prevent mod too and i am going to install this hack tonight but your post make me warn. can you describe the problem more? i cant understand anthing in the demo :/
If one User post anonymous and the second too then the Posting is merged as Doublepost.

DChapman - can you fix this ? One way is to disallow two anonymous postings one after another.
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 15:35
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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I am wondering about ability for real user to edit his anonymous post?
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 15:49
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Originally Posted by redlabour
If one User post anonymous and the second too then the Posting is merged as Doublepost.
so whats the problem with this. this is what the doublepost acts. this is not a bug i think.
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 15:55
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Originally Posted by abramelin
so whats the problem with this. this is what the doublepost acts. this is not a bug i think.
Two different peoples posts should not be merged. Although it is not a bug and that's the way it was designed it's still irritating :P
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 15:56
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Originally Posted by eNforce
Two different peoples posts should not be merged. Although it is not a bug and that's the way it was designed it's still irritating :P
Excactly.

Originally Posted by Lionel
I am wondering about ability for real user to edit his anonymous post?
I think no - but i am not sure.
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