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[bd] Anonymous Posting

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by xfrocks, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Anonymous Posting
    Posting as nobody know who you are.

    1. Upload files and directories inside `upload` to XenForo's root directory. Select "Merge" for everything if you are asked.
    2. Import the .xml file using XenForo addon importer
    3. Enjoy

    This addon does support attachment posting. User will be able to post anonymously in all forums (selective forums only will be available as requested). The post will be posted as Guest with the display name of "Anonymous" (option to select a user? Using phrase instead of hardcoded text?). THE IP OF THE POST IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR MODERATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS!

    Original request: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/anonymous-posting-improved-privacy-for-members.10675/

    Changes log:
    v1.0: admin can now exclude forums and select the target user in Option > Threads, Discussions and Conversations

    Attached Files:

    adro, Veer, EQnoble and 11 others like this.
  2. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member


    Quick reply

    And full reply

    dieketzer, Veer, Andrew and 1 other person like this.
  3. Rodrigo Farcas

    Rodrigo Farcas Active Member

  4. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    I see a great use of this addon. Just imagined forums with and without anonymous posting by the forum rules.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Would it be possible for the Admin to know who posted ?
    Would it be possible to make it impossible for the Admin to know ?
    People might revolt and want the original poster exposed !
    How about Anonymous Posting REQUIRES admin or moderator permission FIRST, before appearing.
    CurveGotti likes this.
  6. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Interesting! :)
  7. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    More than likely an Admin or Mod (or someone with the appropriate permissions) will still be able to view the IP addresses.
  8. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    Good idea this may come in handy at some point on my site.

    Thanks for sharing :)
  9. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    There are 2 reasons why this addon doesn't track the real poster
    1. Anonymous is anonymous. Letting anyone know who posted an anonymous post is cheating. If I'm a user and I know there are way to find out I posted an anonymous post, I will NEVER post it in the first place.
    2. It was easier to implement without tracking :D
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    What about anonymous + moderator review ?
    I can certainly track down who was online when it was posted.
    If a moderator had to approve it .... then there would be an undefined time lag ... might make it more anonymous.
    What will it say in Recent Activity ? James posted a new thread --- maybe it shouldn't have an entry?

    Will this be true ?
  11. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    So you CAN'T see the IP address? Not even the Admin?

    No, Sir. I don't like it. I don't like it a bit.
  12. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    then im curious about this situation
    if one post anonomous and flame. How do admimn even ban him since he posted as anon
  13. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    No News Feed item. And yes, the IP is still recorded as usual. Moderating anonymous post is way too complicated, sorry :D
  14. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    I didn't confirm the IP address is hidden :D
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    So admins and mods will know who posted it.
    I think that should be mentioned as a warning.
  16. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Well, warning added :D
  17. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    In THAT case it's okay. I have a subboard that allows guests to post. It's an "Ask Dave" kind of thing. And a couple of times people have hidden their names to post personal questions. This would be perfect for this.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    How about Admin-defined optional moderation for PaperBag (Anonymous) Posts ?
    How about random length of time from Thread submission to it appearing ... 10 to 90 minutes ?
  19. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Good ideals. Will see when they fit my time schedule :D
  20. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Admins at the very least should still be able to see who posted the anonymous message, even without checking IP adresses. This could easily be abused otherwise.
    ankurs likes this.

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