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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: 191
Released: 01 May 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 1122
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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:



Official support for this modification will take place at http://network.zoints.com in this forum.


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  #106  
Old 13 May 2010, 10:09
MrRem MrRem is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ktaylor View Post
i bet you'd have to create users in order for that to occur and then have the software point to those users, understanding when they should pop in...which might be some fairly extensive coding
There was an old Anon Posting mod that did exactly that though.
was for version 2 though.
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  #107  
Old 15 Jun 2010, 17:50
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BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
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To remove the IP address so mods can't see who it is do the following:

Edit the postbit or postbit legacy template.
Replace the number '51' with the forumid of your anonymous forum.

Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Above it add:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Below it add

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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  #108  
Old 14 Jul 2010, 21:43
Guest190829
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I took a quick glance at the code, the upgrade to vBulletin 4.0 is very simple, a single template edit; I'll post the template change tomorrow.

This of course is an exact port of the current mod: attachments will still not work, who's online will still show information (but I think you can disable User is Viewing X Thread per forum via the forum manager, which may be a temporary solution)...etc,etc,...
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  #109  
Old 14 Jul 2010, 21:53
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Danny.VBT View Post
I took a quick glance at the code, the upgrade to vBulletin 4.0 is very simple, a single template edit; I'll post the template change tomorrow.

This of course is an exact port of the current mod: attachments will still not work, who's online will still show information (but I think you can disable User is Viewing X Thread per forum via the forum manager, which may be a temporary solution)...etc,etc,...
so awesome, thank you!
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  #110  
Old 17 Jul 2010, 04:59
Guest190829
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Please TEST these edits before making them live on your active forum. There is no guarantee the code works, I tested it briefly on a single local development forum on vB 4.0.1 !
__________________________________________

1.) Template Edit


Open template "newpost_usernamecode"

Find:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Add above :


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


2. ) Add Phrase:


Phrase Type: Posting
Product: Zoints Anonymous Posting
Variable name: anon_posting_as
Text: "Currently Posting As"
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  #111  
Old 28 Jul 2010, 10:29
stev35555 stev35555 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Danny.VBT View Post
Please TEST these edits before making them live on your active forum. There is no guarantee the code works, I tested it briefly on a single local development forum on vB 4.0.1 !
__________________________________________

1.) Template Edit


Open template "newpost_usernamecode"

Find:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Add above :


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


2. ) Add Phrase:


Phrase Type: Posting
Product: Zoints Anonymous Posting
Variable name: anon_posting_as
Text: "Currently Posting As"
Thanks for this, i have installed it but i want this to be avaliable to everyone and not just one user, can that be done? It asks for userid
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  #112  
Old 29 Jul 2010, 20:34
Guest190829
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The userid is the ID of the user account you want to show up as the Anonymous poster (you should create this via the Admin CP), not who can use it. Make sense?
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  #113  
Old 11 Aug 2010, 07:07
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Thanks Danny.VBT! You are the man. I've been wanting to use this mod again and was actually coming here to download it and update the code for vB4 myself, lol.
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  #114  
Old 11 Aug 2010, 13:51
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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awesome, thank you!
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  #115  
Old 11 Aug 2010, 15:32
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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when going to the advanced post new thread or post screen the "title" field is really tiny now after the template edit.

suggestions?
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  #116  
Old 11 Aug 2010, 16:36
Guest190829
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Thanks, I'll look at this tomorrow morning before work.
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  #117  
Old 24 Aug 2010, 16:42
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Originally Posted by MrRem View Post
Is there a way like the old Anon posting to make replies show like this:

Anon A
Anon B replied
Anon A replied
Anon C replied

etc.

So each new Anon user has their own Anon posting so conversations are easier to follow?
I've used this mod for awhile, and it's just way simply to just ask folks to clarify. Our thread-starters are always anonymous in one forum, and sometimes people reply anonymously too. They simply started each reply with "OP here" or "not the OP" (original poster), and it solved itself
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  #118  
Old 24 Aug 2010, 16:46
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Of course the above relies on trusting users to be truthful... I know for a fact sometimes my users will pretend to be the original poster, when they are not- because I'm the OP.
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  #119  
Old 24 Aug 2010, 17:07
biome.pat biome.pat is offline
 
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haha yeah, you're right, but you kicked up a fuss, right? As admin, I'd just go to the anonymous log and deal with the imposter, if it ever came to it
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  #120  
Old 24 Aug 2010, 17:07
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By the way, thanks Danny.VBT!
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