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[Pre Sales Question] Xenforo accommodating anonymous members

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Brett Peters, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    I am currently looking into a new project/forum which will enable a voice for a community that by nature is somewhat paranoid, And by doing so I probably need to reinsure users with some anonymity mesures. :rolleyes:

    I understand that XenForo is not by any means built for this purpose (sorry Kier & Mike) and before I ask questions I would like to state that paranoid by nature does not imply illegal.

    So now for my questions:
    1. Am I able to disable XenForo Database IP logging ? and how ?
    2. Anything else beside XF IP logging that I should be looking at regarding user anonymity ?
    3. If yes, then what admin aspects would this affect (I am guessing the usual like spam, IP blocking..)
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If your users want anonymity then they probably don't want their e-mail on your site either.

    As far as anonymity goes, nothing XenForo logs can personally identify a user, except an e-mail address.
  3. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    I've disabled the content IP logging via overwriting XFM_Ip::logIp
  4. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Server logging, not using facebook, twitter button,...
  5. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    I dont see a problem with user inputed email as I will be suggesting ten minute email or simular to sign up and board emails will otherwise be disabled. (I couldn't see that many going for those extreme measures)

    IP logging would be an issue though
  6. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    I dont suppose you could share a tad bit more information so that I could get a better understanding of what you mean ?
  7. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    This add-on owerwrites the logIp method and returns a false result..:D

    That's not a very clean way, BUT it's IMO easier and covers also all add-ons which are using the xenforo ip model to log the ips

    Attached Files:

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  8. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    Thanks ragtek, This hopefully will get me across the line so to speak

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