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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: 1121
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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 24 Aug 2010, 17:32
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I promised my users I wouldn't look at the log unless porn or spam was posted...
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  #122  
Old 24 Aug 2010, 18:41
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still thowing off the text fields

side note. how do you get the tags field at the top of the reply to thread screen as seen in the screen shoots of the mod?
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Old 01 Sep 2010, 01:23
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Please do this for the lastest vb4.0 version! I would love this for my forum.
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Old 01 Dec 2010, 16:28
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Does this work for vb4.1?
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Old 09 Dec 2010, 13:39
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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Votes for Zoints to :

1 - Bring this mod back and enhance for vB4.x series...

-or-

2 - Release copyright for vB4.x + to someone capable of revising and supporting this mod at vB.org


Vote and be heard !! I miss this mod !!
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  #126  
Old 16 Dec 2010, 21:19
RustyAU RustyAU is offline
 
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Unhappy

I second the vote!!
UPDATE THIS PLEASE!!!
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  #127  
Old 17 Dec 2010, 16:31
MalluParadise MalluParadise is offline
 
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did anyone can give permission to rewrite this mod ? i have vb-4.X version
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  #128  
Old 08 Jan 2011, 05:48
posh007 posh007 is offline
 
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I desperately need this... is there anything similar out there?
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  #129  
Old 09 Jan 2011, 01:16
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Not that I know of. Only this one which works for vb3.8
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 11:38
tokenyank tokenyank is offline
 
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Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
Votes for Zoints to :

1 - Bring this mod back and enhance for vB4.x series...

-or-

2 - Release copyright for vB4.x + to someone capable of revising and supporting this mod at vB.org


Vote and be heard !! I miss this mod !!
You do realise that Zoints hasn't been active on this site since '09 right? Your petition, whilst well meaning, will do nothing.

The only way this can be released is if Zoints logs on (for the first time in 2 years) or someone else codes the mod from scratch using unique code.

Funnily enough, I don't really see either of these two solutions happening anytime soon!
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Old 24 Jan 2011, 16:18
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Works great on vb3.8.6
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  #132  
Old 09 Feb 2011, 13:38
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Something strange has happened the Options to select which forum this mod works in no longer saves the selected forums, always defaults back to 'None'.

When uninstalling it, the forum looses its background and it goes all white.

EDIT: Conflicting Mod http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...wpost&t=199207

Last edited by Wonksta; 09 Feb 2011 at 14:02.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 21:01
RustyAU RustyAU is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tokenyank View Post
You do realise that Zoints hasn't been active on this site since '09 right? Your petition, whilst well meaning, will do nothing.

The only way this can be released is if Zoints logs on (for the first time in 2 years) or someone else codes the mod from scratch using unique code.

Funnily enough, I don't really see either of these two solutions happening anytime soon!
Oooooorrrrr... the mod could be updated by someone NEW, who then credits the mod as being written by Zoints - upgraded to v.4.xx by <MODDERS NAME HERE>.

This way Zoints retains their 'ownership' (for whatever THAT'S worth after all this time) and the upgraded version is then able to be used by those of us DESPERATE for it!

If Zoints care enough to get annoyed - personally I'll be highly surprised. More likely they'll shrug and continue to ignore it. If not, they can ask for it to be handed BACK to them fully, at which point we can all then throw rubbish at them and point out their dubious ancestory.
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Old 10 Feb 2011, 13:57
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Originally Posted by RustyAU View Post
Oooooorrrrr... the mod could be updated by someone NEW, who then credits the mod as being written by Zoints - upgraded to v.4.xx by <MODDERS NAME HERE>.

This way Zoints retains their 'ownership' (for whatever THAT'S worth after all this time) and the upgraded version is then able to be used by those of us DESPERATE for it!

If Zoints care enough to get annoyed - personally I'll be highly surprised. More likely they'll shrug and continue to ignore it. If not, they can ask for it to be handed BACK to them fully, at which point we can all then throw rubbish at them and point out their dubious ancestory.
No it does not work like that. Another coder can't release updated code as a new mod without the author's prior permission regardless of whether they say it was originally created by Zoints or not. The only time a coder can do that is if the original mod was marked as "Re-usable Code" which this mod is not.

Without Zoints permission the only other option is to code new from scratch or if someone wanted to post instructions in this thread for the steps they personally took to upgrade it to 4.x they could share that.
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Old 11 Feb 2011, 00:48
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I was going to rewrite this from scratch so I could add some usergroup permissions to it but can't find a way to make it work without doing pretty much the same thing. The original code is sound though, just need to make one change to get it to work on vB4

I wanted it to display in the additional options box though so instead of editing the newpost_usernamecode template I edited
newpost_disablesmiliesoption
After

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

I added

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

That's it, should see a checkbox to post anonymously in the additional options of the editor under the option to disable smilies. The rest of the code worked fine for me on 4.0.8 and 4.1.1

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