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Zoints
15 Oct 2006, 01:38
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.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/04/1.png


For anonymous enabled forums, your members then get this handly little checkbox (unchecked by default) when making a new thread or post.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/04/1.png


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.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/04/1.png


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:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/04/1.png


And the log looks something like this:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/04/1.png

Official support for this modification will take place at http://network.zoints.com in this forum (http://network.zoints.com/forumdisplay.php?f=59).


Enjoy, click install, check out Zoints' other hacks, have a great day, and all that happy jive.

Zoints
15 Oct 2006, 01:38
We always used this avatar for our anonymous account. You're welcome to use it if so desire:

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2006/10/3.png

Lionel
15 Oct 2006, 02:07
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?

Zoints
15 Oct 2006, 02:16
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 :)

Lionel
15 Oct 2006, 03:26
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.

Zoints
15 Oct 2006, 11:33
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.

redlabour
15 Oct 2006, 12:05
Searched for it since a long Time. Great Hack !!! :)

Stoebi
15 Oct 2006, 12:07
Hi


<input type="checkbox" id="cb_anonymous" class="bginput" name="anonymous" value="1" <if condition="$vbulletin->GPC['anonymous']">checked="checked"</if> />$vbphrase[zointsanony_anonymous_post

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

redlabour
15 Oct 2006, 12:43
Shit ..... it conflicts with Doubleposting Preventing (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59916)......

Demo :

http://www.politikstube.de/forum/showpost.php?p=54789&postcount=1147

abramelin
15 Oct 2006, 15:27
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 :/

redlabour
15 Oct 2006, 16:23
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.

Lionel
15 Oct 2006, 16:35
I am wondering about ability for real user to edit his anonymous post?

abramelin
15 Oct 2006, 16:49
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.

eNforce
15 Oct 2006, 16:55
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

redlabour
15 Oct 2006, 16:56
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.

I am wondering about ability for real user to edit his anonymous post?

I think no - but i am not sure.

abramelin
15 Oct 2006, 18:55
yes i see now and this a bad thing. Dchapman can you make a fix for this because i really want to use this mod.

Zoints
15 Oct 2006, 19:02
Shit ..... it conflicts with Doubleposting Preventing (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59916)......

Demo :

http://www.politikstube.de/forum/showpost.php?p=54789&postcount=1147

Am I seeing correctly that... that is a 3.0.x modification? vBulletin 3.5.x+ has built in double posting prevention that this hack works fine with.

Or am I missing something?

Zoints
15 Oct 2006, 19:04
I am wondering about ability for real user to edit his anonymous post?

At present time, they cannot edit the post. We *may* build that functionality in at a later time, but i'm not sure. I've used this mod on one of the largest forums in the world and can't remember people having much of a problem with it.

redlabour
15 Oct 2006, 22:43
Am I seeing correctly that... that is a 3.0.x modification? vBulletin 3.5.x+ has built in double posting prevention that this hack works fine with.

Or am I missing something?

No it was still running with 3.6 and is merging Doubleposts and not only preventing them. ;)

And sorry - i never heard that Doubleposting Prevention is added by Default to vBulletin. :)

Here is the Link to the 3.6 Product to prevent Doubleposting.

abramelin
16 Oct 2006, 00:21
No it was still running with 3.6 and is merging Doubleposts and not only preventing them. ;)

And sorry - i never heard that Doubleposting Prevention is added by Default to vBulletin. :)

Here is the Link to the 3.6 Product to prevent Doubleposting.
where is the link ?

Stoebi
16 Oct 2006, 00:24
@Redlabour
Prevent doubleposting problem. IP check is missing for guests/anonymous poster.

@DCapman
Why I'am ignored? I see no logic in this condition, because all input checkboxes are unchecked by default.


<input type="checkbox" id="cb_anonymous" class="bginput" name="anonymous" value="1" <if condition="$vbulletin->GPC['anonymous']">checked="checked"</if> />$vbphrase[zointsanony_anonymous_post




Regards, Stoebi

Zoints
16 Oct 2006, 01:51
Why I'am ignored? I see no logic in this condition, because all input checkboxes are unchecked by default.

You're not ignored. I have a message in with one of our engineers because i'm not sure either :) As soon as he gets back to me, myself or he will let you know. Apologies for the delay.

Danny.VBT
16 Oct 2006, 02:13
I see no logic in this condition, because all input checkboxes are unchecked by default.


<input type="checkbox" id="cb_anonymous" class="bginput" name="anonymous" value="1" <if condition="$vbulletin->GPC['anonymous']">checked="checked"</if> />$vbphrase[zointsanony_anonymous_post



Regards, Stoebi

I believe that is for simply if you a previewing the post, it will keep the the Anonymous Checkbox checked.

Zoints
16 Oct 2006, 02:21
I believe that is for simply if you a previewing the post, it will keep the the Anonymous Checkbox checked.

Ah yes, that makes sense, thanks Danny! I remember now we had people checking the box, previewing the post, and then having the box uncheck during preview. That was bad... :D

Stoebi
16 Oct 2006, 03:04
I believe that is for simply if you a previewing the post, it will keep the the Anonymous Checkbox checked.

Yes, you are right. I've used another user as anonymous before. Sorry.


@DChapman
Thank you very much for your answer :) Great work.


Regards, Stoebi

Danny.VBT
16 Oct 2006, 03:09
Tested, but with no success. Checkbox becomes unchecked if you preview a post. :(

@DChapman
Thank you very much for your answer :)


Regards, Stoebi

Are you sure you have the correct code placed? I just installed on my dev board and tested and it worked fine.

Stoebi
16 Oct 2006, 04:16
Are you sure you have the correct code placed? I just installed on my dev board and tested and it worked fine.
It works (the checkox keep checked), but with user Anonymous or anonymous only. Thank you :)

Regards, Stoebi

Lionel
16 Oct 2006, 04:20
@Redlabour
Prevent doubleposting problem. IP check is missing for guests/anonymous poster.

anonymous poster is not a guest, but an existing user.

Stoebi
16 Oct 2006, 05:02
anonymous poster is not a guest, but an existing user.
Yes, if you added such an user, but it's not default. I've tested this hack with an existing user "blabla" before. The checkbox becomes unchecked if you use the preview then. Works perfect with an existing user "anonymous" only.

If members are using the anonymous account the post will be merged if prevent doubleposting is installed and activated. This behavior happens also when a guest has posted. If another guest answers, the post will be merged. The only way is to add an IP check. You want to implement this? Thanks in advance.


Regards, Stoebi

tako
16 Oct 2006, 09:47
sometimes, discussion in anonymous thread becomes complicated. My idea is give user an option if they show some encrypted id in addition to anonymous id. That way, with identity anonymized, users can identify the same user's post and keep discussing. How about that?

abramelin
16 Oct 2006, 11:28
this is not working correct on my 3.6.2 forum. I am making a post and click the "make anony post" the user avatar is the avatar of the anony user ok, the profile goes to it but the most important thing username is my username in showthread.php. i think It is conflicting with EWT Last Reply and Thread Starter Username Highlight mod.

gavinzac
16 Oct 2006, 11:42
sometimes, discussion in anonymous thread becomes complicated. My idea is give user an option if they show some encrypted id in addition to anonymous id. That way, with identity anonymized, users can identify the same user's post and keep discussing. How about that?
thats ridiculous to be honest. if two anonymous people want to have a conversation they need to
1) use PM
or
2) realise they are on an internet forum, its got built-in anonymity

magnus
16 Oct 2006, 16:23
Another awesome "Zoints" release. :)

One thing I did notice was that you chose not to include automatic template edits in this release. Any reason?

I've gone ahead and added automatic template editing and re-exported the product. So, if anyone else is like me and prefers to have the plugin do everything for them (and make reverts and the like MUCH easier), here you go. :P

amnesia623
16 Oct 2006, 20:47
Question -
Do 'Zoints' releases need to have Zoints installed to run?

magnus
16 Oct 2006, 20:48
Question -
Do 'Zoints' releases need to have Zoints installed to run?

Nope.

amnesia623
16 Oct 2006, 20:49
Nope.
thanks

johnstires
17 Oct 2006, 19:00
Can someone please confirm that this is completely secure. Other Anon hacks out there display userids in the source, or other roundabout means for members to find out who the anon is. I want to make sure that no other member can find out who the anon poster is.

I like that it is out under the Zoints label, makes me more confident.

magnus
17 Oct 2006, 19:46
Can someone please confirm that this is completely secure. Other Anon hacks out there display userids in the source, or other roundabout means for members to find out who the anon is. I want to make sure that no other member can find out who the anon poster is.

I like that it is out under the Zoints label, makes me more confident.

This changes the userid at the backend level. The only thing I can confidently tell you is that the originator's userid is not visible via a 'view source'. As for the overall security of the plugin, that's in the hands of vBulletin and PHP. :p

amnesia623
17 Oct 2006, 22:30
The only way to tell if a user is posting as anonymous is that the user is shown in the 'whos online' making a thread.

This isn't good if you want to restrict this feature to one forum (like a rant/rave forum)...is there a way around it?

amnesia623
17 Oct 2006, 23:09
this is not working correct on my 3.6.2 forum. I am making a post and click the "make anony post" the user avatar is the avatar of the anony user ok, the profile goes to it but the most important thing username is my username in showthread.php. i think It is conflicting with EWT Last Reply and Thread Starter Username Highlight mod.


I have the same issue.

I installed this to one forum ans tested it myself. It appeared to work ok until another user posted using this hack and it not only showed their sig, but also their username. (the anonymous avatar appeared though).

I am removing this hack until it's 100% private or I figure out why it's not working correctly.

BTW - I don't think I have either of the two mentioned hacks intalled.

Thanks

johnstires
18 Oct 2006, 01:16
I have who's online turned off, so that won't affect me. I'll let this thread go a bit and see people's experiences before I install.

Zoints
18 Oct 2006, 01:22
this is not working correct on my 3.6.2 forum. I am making a post and click the "make anony post" the user avatar is the avatar of the anony user ok, the profile goes to it but the most important thing username is my username in showthread.php. i think It is conflicting with EWT Last Reply and Thread Starter Username Highlight mod.

I'll be investigating the potential of a 3.6.2 issue on a clean install within 60 minutes (doing the install now) and get back to you :)

If anyone experiencing this issue can provide me with a very detailed step by step of when this is happening, it would be appreciated.

Zoints
18 Oct 2006, 02:19
this is not working correct on my 3.6.2 forum. I am making a post and click the "make anony post" the user avatar is the avatar of the anony user ok, the profile goes to it but the most important thing username is my username in showthread.php. i think It is conflicting with EWT Last Reply and Thread Starter Username Highlight mod.

Can you link me to a thread where this happens please. I can't recreate it.

I installed this to one forum ans tested it myself. It appeared to work ok until another user posted using this hack and it not only showed their sig, but also their username. (the anonymous avatar appeared though).

Can you link me to an example of this please? Thanks :)

Zoints
18 Oct 2006, 02:23
The only way to tell if a user is posting as anonymous is that the user is shown in the 'whos online' making a thread.

This isn't good if you want to restrict this feature to one forum (like a rant/rave forum)...is there a way around it?

I'm sure there is a way, but it would require some additional hacking. We *may* add that to the system in the future, but no time soon. Others are of course welcome to post a means to remedy it. I personally have who's online off because it creeps me out from a privacy perspective.

amnesia623
18 Oct 2006, 04:24
DChapman,

I think this is a great hack and I hope I didn't come off as negative about it.


I have already removed the post and forum so I cannot provide a link, sorry.

Thanks

Zoints
18 Oct 2006, 04:31
DChapman,

I think this is a great hack and I hope I didn't come off as negative about it.

I have already removed the post and forum so I cannot provide a link, sorry.

Thanks

Not at all :) Did my responses come across as agitated? If so, my apologies.

Can I talk you into turning it back on and trying to recreate the problem? If there is some strange bug around, I want to get it fixed.

amnesia623
18 Oct 2006, 09:32
i will have to reinstall the product (which I dont mind doing)

still interested? I could give you a temp login/pass if you wanted to try it

Zoints
18 Oct 2006, 09:45
i will have to reinstall the product (which I dont mind doing)

still interested? I could give you a temp login/pass if you wanted to try it

If you can recreate the problem, yes, a temp login/pass and a link to the example would be great. Thanks!

johnstires
18 Oct 2006, 14:15
I personally have who's online off because it creeps me out from a privacy perspective.

I agree. If anyone is concerned about the privacy of their guests for the anon hack, this should be turned off. Kinda creeps me out too.

Allan
19 Oct 2006, 00:04
Great, good job ;)

A question, it's possible to use this hack for extern page ?

If yes, which modification will be to make ?

Zoints
19 Oct 2006, 08:42
Great, good job ;)

A question, it's possible to use this hack for extern page ?

Thank you :)

What do you mean by "hack for extern page"? I assume you want to use it on an external page. But i'm not sure how you would use it.

Allan
19 Oct 2006, 12:05
Yes, i create a hack, example (/blabla.php) and I would wish that the members be able poster anonymously (Confessionary)

StarBuG
19 Oct 2006, 14:39
EDIT: Sorry, the umlaut problem was with the tag hack not this one, sorry ;)

snowman872
08 Nov 2006, 18:52
Seems to be working good for me! Thanks for the great hack! *clicks install*

Been Told
15 Nov 2006, 19:52
I have been looking for this for AGES even back I was using Invision.

Thanks so much! Nominated for mod of the month! :D

voclain
21 Nov 2006, 04:28
Just wondering...alot of my people like to use the QUICK REPLY box...is there a way to add the "anonymous check box" in the quick reply?????

SO FAR this hack is GREAT!!!

Kirk

voclain
22 Nov 2006, 05:47
I THINK I found a BUG!!!!!!! Wow...I'm so impressed with myself....I've never found a BUG before!

OK....My site is MOSTLY for Pro Photographers...thus..there is a lot of IMAGE POSTING...

I have a section for Constructive Critisim.....and in that section...if you want to be anonymous...you can...WORKS GREAT...except ............AND HERE IS THE BUG................

If you attach an image *.jpg and you want to be Anonymous.....the image...the ATTACHMENT does not show up.

IF you hit PREVIEW..it does....but when you SUBMIT....it does not show up...


HELP!!!!
HELP!!!!

HELP!!!!

Got to be fix for this????

Kirk

Zoints
22 Nov 2006, 05:55
Hi Kirk,

Those are known limitations of the system. We'll be evaluating making attachments and quick reply work with the anonymous posting in the future. I apologize for the trouble :(

voclain
22 Nov 2006, 06:11
Hi Kirk,

Those are known limitations of the system. We'll be evaluating making attachments and quick reply work with the anonymous posting in the future. I apologize for the trouble :(
AHHHHHHHHHHHH MAN......that truly SUCKS!!!!

Would it help....AND I'M BEING HONEST!!! REALLY I AM.......if I offered to PAY FOR IT????

Give me a price...PM ME....I'm being very serious!

Kirk

Zoints
23 Nov 2006, 08:32
Hi Kirk,

We don't want your money, but thanks for offering. We're going to see if we can get attachments and quick reply to work this weekend. :)

voclain
23 Nov 2006, 15:15
Hi Kirk,

We don't want your money, but thanks for offering. We're going to see if we can get attachments and quick reply to work this weekend. :)
DC...if you do....I'll be happy to be a TESTER for you.....and I thank you 100%.

Just update it here and I'll be first in line.

Yours,

Kirk

Allan
30 Nov 2006, 12:02
It would be possible to oblige people has this to connect anonymously ? (don't choice)

da420
30 Nov 2006, 17:19
I would install this if it was possible to pick a thread ID. I dont want ppl to be posting in any thread Anonymously, all I want is them to be posting in my Anonymous Confessions thread. If that was a possibility I would install this.

Other than that, another great hack DChapman and Zoints, love your work. :)

yoyoyoyo
30 Nov 2006, 19:16
I installed this mod and created "The confessionary" forum and enabled anonymous posting, however the IP address is showing to mods and supermods. How can I remove the IP address function for mods and supermods from the forums that are specified to be anonymous?

edit: oops- I meant to post this in the vb3.5 thread, but I assume the solution would be the same for either version.

Allan
06 Dec 2006, 00:14
It would be possible to oblige people has this to connect anonymously ? (don't choice)
Dump ^^

Zoints
06 Dec 2006, 02:24
To update:

1. The attachment issue has proven to be more troublesome that expected due to the potential for exploit (think about it and you might see why). We're hopeful we can figure out a good way around it that doesn't require a massive coding effort.

2. We're not providing support for additional changes to this modification. Anyone out there is welcome to modify it to fit your needs. It's working well as it was designed and we just don't have the time right now to provide everyone with personalized edits. Thanks for understanding :)

3. I know of one good hack writer working on a confessionary hack. When his system is released which will likely have much more functionality than this hack (knowing him) then I'll post here with a link to it.

voclain
07 Dec 2006, 18:03
SHOOT!...I was so looking forward to ATTACHEMENTS....being that I only use this as a tool to allow my members to have there images critiqued without everyone knowing who the maker of the image is.

OH WELL.

Kirk

Been Told
14 Dec 2006, 09:17
Nominated for Mod of the month :D

mescalin
09 Jan 2007, 15:32
great hack thank you.. is it possible to quickreply anonymous?

Jack Black
16 Jan 2007, 19:59
Apparently the "Currently Active User's " list shows who is creating post's in whatever section you have set to anonymous......making somewhat less anonymous?

Zoints
16 Jan 2007, 23:45
Apparently the "Currently Active User's " list shows who is creating post's in whatever section you have set to anonymous......making somewhat less anonymous?
Yeah, not a whole lot that can be done with that. That's part of the reason I have that system turned off. It's quite a privacy killer.

Mum
21 Jan 2007, 22:55
Just wondering...alot of my people like to use the QUICK REPLY box...is there a way to add the "anonymous check box" in the quick reply?????
Has any fix been found for this yet? I'm going to have to uninstall shortly, as people want anon, but the quick reply is more wanted.

At the moment i've got quick reply turned off :(

HMBeaty
01 Feb 2007, 06:03
Ok, I JUST noticed this as a user pointed it out to me, I also checked the product to see if that was the problem. Anyway, here is the problem I am having......my Zoints Anon Posting FAQ...........is not in English, its the same way in the product. Can I get this translated to English please?

My FAQ:
http://redlinemotorsports.org/forum/faq.php?faq=vb_read_and_post#faq_zointsanony_faq

And here's the code in the Product:
<phrasetype name="FAQ Text" fieldname="faqtext">
<phrase name="zointsanony_faq" date="0" username="" version=""><![CDATA[Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Sed ac tortor at quam bibendum egestas. Sed et quam. Vivamus ligula nulla, varius eget, fringilla convallis, dictum quis, pede. Aliquam eros lorem, malesuada vel, imperdiet quis, lobortis et, nisi. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Fusce pretium velit non urna. Nullam dui. Phasellus feugiat. Cras dolor erat, commodo sed, sodales nec, lacinia vel, leo. Donec dignissim.

Donec imperdiet arcu sit amet pede. Suspendisse nibh metus, lacinia at, tincidunt id, porttitor vel, enim. Pellentesque fermentum, felis sed interdum ullamcorper, neque ligula ultricies ipsum, a sodales libero nisl ac elit. Nullam felis velit, imperdiet ac, iaculis ut, facilisis non, orci. Nam id lorem. Nam malesuada rhoncus quam. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Duis laoreet lectus sed justo. Vestibulum iaculis imperdiet nibh. Duis orci dolor, dignissim id, elementum vel, condimentum et, massa. Maecenas ligula elit, commodo quis, lobortis nec, lacinia at, justo. Donec auctor leo sit amet lorem. Quisque tellus. Curabitur sodales, arcu vestibulum tincidunt ultricies, erat tortor tempus purus, at tempus leo pede sit amet.]]></phrase>
</phrasetype>

Please help

HMBeaty
02 Feb 2007, 22:33
Anyone care to translate this for me please?

Zoints
02 Feb 2007, 23:09
That is latin placeholder text. Put whatever you want in there to explain the product.

Cheertobi
06 Feb 2007, 21:30
this is not working correct on my 3.6.2 forum. I am making a post and click the "make anony post" the user avatar is the avatar of the anony user ok, the profile goes to it but the most important thing username is my username in showthread.php. i think It is conflicting with EWT Last Reply and Thread Starter Username Highlight mod.
Same here, I am still on a 3.6.2 forum with all patches and cannot get it work ;(

I hope after my update next week up to 3.6.4 it will work!

Tobi

Cheertobi
06 Feb 2007, 21:40
That's strange, the anonym log is written, but the username is still the one of the poster ;(

Seems to be something with the postbit! Forumdisplay shows anonymous as last poster...

Cheertobi
06 Feb 2007, 21:59
Sorted it out, seems to be a vbseo problem ;(

msimplay
10 Feb 2007, 21:00
I'm sure there is a way, but it would require some additional hacking. We *may* add that to the system in the future, but no time soon. Others are of course welcome to post a means to remedy it. I personally have who's online off because it creeps me out from a privacy perspective.

I'd just tell my users to use invisible mode if they want to post anonymously

Discussions
28 Feb 2007, 05:53
I'd just tell my users to use invisible mode if they want to post anonymously

Being in invisible mode doesn't make your posts anonymous.

msimplay
28 Feb 2007, 18:46
Being in invisible mode doesn't make your posts anonymous.

it does after u install the hack

ggiersdorf
21 Mar 2007, 02:12
I installed and it works fine, BIG problem though FIREFOX users do not see the CHECK BOX for ANNOY how do you fix this!???

KEKforce
21 Mar 2007, 02:17
I use firefox 2.0.0.2 and works perfectly!

Mum
21 Mar 2007, 02:44
I also use Firefox and several of my members do, and it works perfectly.

ggiersdorf
21 Mar 2007, 11:55
Weird why on mine it does not show in firefox.. Ill try to reinstall.. using 3.60

KEKforce
21 Mar 2007, 11:57
Use 3.6.5. & firefox 2.0.0.2

ggiersdorf
21 Mar 2007, 13:36
Also is there a way to add this to quick reply? Still cant get firefox issues fixed on my site..

Merriweather
26 Mar 2007, 05:11
There is an issue if you use this modification and have a password protected forum. Users write their post, click Anonymous and submit, but then get an error message that they cannot access the page (I'm assuming because the Anonymous user hasn't entered the password for the forum). They can't post polls at all because once they are directed to the poll page, they get the same error.

Does anyone have an idea for a workaround on this?

ETA ~ I tried installing this modification so that the anonymous user could be ina usergroup that didn't need to enter the forum password: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=141665 The got me around the posting issue (users can now post Anonymously in the password protected forum) but they still get the permission denied error when redirecting to the poll options.

FatalBreeze
13 Apr 2007, 15:19
Is there any chance you'll add "Post Anonymously" to the quick reply box too? Thanks :)

Replay1984
17 May 2007, 13:03
I need a function. The Users must in a Forum anonymous posting. Is that possible?

(Sorry for by bad english. My last Englishlesson is "a long long time ago" :D)

Mrdby
23 May 2007, 17:17
3.6.7?

Braders
27 May 2007, 14:57
Might will be the dumbest question asked. But, I didn't see a solution in this thread.

I see in the Anonymous options:

Select the forums you want to have Anonymous posting enabled in

I highlight 1 forum from my list but can't implement this software in more than 1?

Thanks

UNRE4L
29 May 2007, 16:34
All you do braders is just hold down ctrl while you are clicking to select more than one forum.

IceBurn3000
13 Jun 2007, 03:22
Any update on having the anonymous poster option in Quick Reply?

rnmcd
15 Jul 2007, 06:35
Does a user's signature still display if he/she posts anonymously?

Mum
16 Jul 2007, 00:45
Does a user's signature still display if he/she posts anonymously?
No.

rnmcd
16 Jul 2007, 02:31
Do the anonymous posts display in the respective user's "Find all posts by username" ?

Mum
16 Jul 2007, 08:45
Do the anonymous posts display in the respective user's "Find all posts by username" ?No.

rnmcd
17 Jul 2007, 21:19
3.6.7?

Did you try it in 3.6.7?

FatalBreeze
21 Jul 2007, 11:12
Great Hack, but there's just one problem.
When a user sends an anonymous question, and then edits it, there is the text "Laset Edited By XXX" and as XXX there's the real name of the user, and not the name Anonymous Poster. can you build a plugin that will do the following thing:
if the user who edits the post in the real poster, than there will be a message "Last Edited By Anonymous Poster" (anonymous poster = the username which userid is set in the admincp), else, if the editer is not the real poster, so the current message will be displayed.

Thanks!

rnmcd
22 Jul 2007, 02:50
Hi Mum, are you using this mod? Aren't you able to see who posted anonymously?
( http://mummybrain.com/forums/showpost.php?p=228927&postcount=10 )

Mum
22 Jul 2007, 03:07
Yeah i am using it, but i can't see who posted anonymously. All i see is Boo (my anon username). No idea if i can find out, i've never tried. Sorry i can't help more :)

rnmcd
22 Jul 2007, 03:33
Mum,
In the mod details (at the top of each page in this thread) is a method to see who posted anonymously, if the need should ever arise for you.

Are you planning to go upgrade to a recent version of vb?

Mum
22 Jul 2007, 03:38
Thanks rnmcd :) I hope the case should never arise :)

Yes, i would like to go to a recent version, but i'm new at updates and it seems really hard. How embarrassing is that to admit?

rnmcd
22 Jul 2007, 06:19
Thanks rnmcd :) I hope the case should never arise :)

Yes, i would like to go to a recent version, but i'm new at updates and it seems really hard. How embarrassing is that to admit?


I was in your boat about a year ago. Give it a try but back everything up first.

Now I'm afraid to update because of the few mods I have. I always have a very hard time trying to figure out how to update templates that have changed since the version I was running.

Nikke
05 Aug 2007, 14:13
There is something broken in this hack. Doesn't work on my forum :(

0tolerance
07 Aug 2007, 07:40
try disabling all your other hacks and then re-enabling them...
it works fine with like 40 or more hacks on my DEV board

rnmcd
07 Aug 2007, 16:21
There is something broken in this hack. Doesn't work on my forum :(

Don't forget this hack is only for vb version 3.6.2.

Mum
07 Aug 2007, 21:14
I am using it happily on 3.6.8

rnmcd
07 Aug 2007, 21:19
Mum, did you have to do any additional modification to this hack for your site?

Mum
07 Aug 2007, 21:22
Nothing at all, just exactly as per the instructions that can with it.

Alibass
08 Aug 2007, 02:22
*Installed* Using 3.6.8 and about 42 hacks. No problems with this one. Works nicely, thanks. :)

Lyricsmama
23 Aug 2007, 02:47
Intalled and loving it.

- for the who's online issue, I edited the include/functions_online.php so that when a user was on the only forum that allows anon. posting, it'd show another, more used one.

- for the issue with the prevent doubleposting hack, I edited the doubleposting plugin so that it would not apply for the anon forum


Now, I have one question: would it be possible to use this hack in TWO separate rooms, but have it post under TWO different fake usernames (one for each room) ?

rnmcd
23 Aug 2007, 16:28
*Installed* Using 3.6.8 and about 42 hacks. No problems with this one. Works nicely, thanks. :)


Have you tried to add an attachment when posting anonymously? I don't believe it's possible.

Also, I don't think you will receive an email notification for threads which you have posted anonymously.

I think it's a great hack if you don't mind the above.

willstaa
12 Oct 2007, 10:39
how do i set the default to always be ticked

Thanks

wtrk
08 Nov 2007, 20:44
nevermind i figured out what was wrong.

yoyoyoyo
08 Nov 2007, 23:06
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.just curious... when do you suppose the next build might be? :D

peterle1
28 Nov 2007, 21:55
Hi,

great mod, but I do have slight problem ...

The Log Option will not show up in the admin panel.

I copied anonylog.php to my admincp-renamed, but there is nothing to be seen.

Any hint would be welcome.

Thanks!

best regards
peter

peterle1
28 Nov 2007, 22:00
Please forget all the bloddy nonsense I wrote - one has to reload the admin panel somtimes ... :lol: :cool:

Paul Stenning
08 Dec 2007, 14:10
Is it possible to allow moderators to see the anonymous posting log?

BellaMama
08 Dec 2007, 20:01
Works on 3.6.8 :)

ktaylor
30 Dec 2007, 06:21
Hey guys... i've been having some abuse with this hack on my site.

Is there a way to make it so you can only post anonymously when you *start* a thread and not when you reply? the abuse is occuring when people reply anonymously.

I want folks to be able to post their initial thread in comfort but i now want to take away the availability to reply that way.

Thanks & Happy New Year! :)

rnmcd
30 Dec 2007, 15:20
Doesn't this hack allow you to determine who made the offensive reply?

ktaylor
30 Dec 2007, 16:33
yes...but that doesn't really help solve the problem. they know they made the reply, it was intentional, and as far as i know, i don't have a way of changing it over to their individual member name.

I'd rather just get rid of the problem, have the hack avail so you can use it for only new threads and/or reply, so i don't have to moderate more.

dirtycrow
31 Dec 2007, 19:16
are they planning on porting this to 3.7?

rnmcd
31 Dec 2007, 19:26
I doubt it because it hasn't been updated since 3.6.2

Tyran1
22 Jan 2008, 12:33
Problem with version 3.7.0 !! Not Anonym !!!

-------------------------------------------------------

in der Version 3.7.0 ist der hinweis zum Anklicken nicht da ....
Forum kann auch nicht ausgewählt werden ...

Merriweather
29 Jan 2008, 18:40
Did the poll issue ever get looked at? Does the author still read this thread? It says "Supported"...

chris1979
02 Feb 2008, 11:27
I have seen this work really well on other (non-vb) forums by having multiple anon accounts available. For example, the first person to post anonymously on a thread will be called "anon 1", the next (on the same thread) will be "anon 2", then "anon 3", and so on.

That's the way I'd like this hack to work too. If all the anonymous contributors to a thread have the same name, it's hard to know who is saying what - different and conflicting advice will seem to come from the same person - and it's too confusing.

teenhut
11 Feb 2008, 22:48
Does this work on VB 3.7? Please!
i really need this hack.

dirtycrow
11 Feb 2008, 23:33
Does this work on VB 3.7? Please!
i really need this hack.
i don't believe it does. I REALLY need this too!! please.

Merriweather
18 Feb 2008, 00:06
I have seen this work really well on other (non-vb) forums by having multiple anon accounts available. For example, the first person to post anonymously on a thread will be called "anon 1", the next (on the same thread) will be "anon 2", then "anon 3", and so on.

That's the way I'd like this hack to work too. If all the anonymous contributors to a thread have the same name, it's hard to know who is saying what - different and conflicting advice will seem to come from the same person - and it's too confusing.There's another mod that does that...

SpreadingLight
20 Feb 2008, 17:40
Good so far on 3.6.8 pl2

thank you

Raptor
02 Mar 2008, 15:49
There's another mod that does that...

could you post the link please - thanks

Tyran1
13 Mar 2008, 10:44
Do not need assistance addon functioned, since the forum is not stored!

rnmcd
13 Mar 2008, 14:36
What do you mean by "the forum is not stored!"?

Zebra
20 Mar 2008, 19:08
Love to have at our 3.7 forum. So if you can make it also for the 3.7 version would be great!

Tyran1
25 Mar 2008, 17:20
@Zoints

Please, fixed the Bug on vb 3.7 !!!!!

Please !!!!

Tyran1
28 Mar 2008, 15:05
English:

With the version 3.7 RC 1 the Addon does not run any longer. Neither the forum is stored nor can click one in the contribution anonymous. Harm this Addon not one continues to develop for 3.7….

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German:

Mit der Version 3.7 RC 1 läuft das Addon überhaupt nicht mehr.
Weder das Forum wird gespeichert noch kann man im Beitrag Anonym anklicken.

Schaden das dieses Addon nicht weiter entwickelt wird für 3.7 ....

Tyran1
08 Apr 2008, 20:44
Fixed for v. 3.7 RC 2

Bearbeite das Plugin, das den Einstiegspunkt "admin_options_processing" benutzt.

Suche nach (müsste 4x drin stehen): $vbulletin->GPC['setting']Ersetze es durch: $settings

Thanks @Pathor

mblb
09 Apr 2008, 05:35
umm, can someone translate that last post to English???

Tyran1
09 Apr 2008, 12:14
search im produckt

$vbulletin->GPC['setting']

and replace with:

$settings

mblb
09 Apr 2008, 12:33
That worked! Thank you! ;)

Rickeo
26 Apr 2008, 22:29
Please help I need to get this working nothing is working for me 3.7.x latest version update please :D

Rick

Jack Black
29 Apr 2008, 23:37
Does this work with 3.7?

If not will there be a version that does, it is extremely popular on my forum.

Mum
30 Apr 2008, 03:40
Keen to get this for 3.7 gold.

tuwebfacil
30 Apr 2008, 05:00
I really need this for vb3.7 gold!

BTW: I also missing the option to be able to upload images :)

peterle1
30 Apr 2008, 10:32
Any chance to log and keep all events this mod is used?

Jack Black
30 Apr 2008, 12:41
Check the support forum that is listed. There is a fix that enables this to work with 3.7

tuwebfacil
30 Apr 2008, 14:03
I found it:
http://network.zoints.com/showthread.php?t=2090&page=2

I hope to try it tonight!
thanks!

dirtycrow
30 Apr 2008, 23:37
using 3.7.0 gold

very sad, this is still not working for me no matter what i do. the template edits, the $vbulletin->GPC['setting']

and replace with:

$settings edit

when i go to the plug in setting and select the forums i want to apply it to in
Select the forums you want to have Anonymous posting enabled inand then click save the setting simply do not appear to take.

Mum
01 May 2008, 00:11
I did the 'fix' A solution for 3.7 users has been found https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/04/1.gif

Go to your AdminCP > Plugin Manager > Zoints Anonymous Forum Selection (admin_options_processing)

Find
$vbulletin->GPC['setting']
and replace it with
$settings

But it doesn't work :( It will not remember the forums you have selected for anon posting.

dirtycrow
01 May 2008, 00:33
I did the 'fix'

But it doesn't work :( It will not remember the forums you have selected for anon posting.

EXACTLY! same issue over here!

Zoints
01 May 2008, 06:46
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=177694

3.7 Compatible version.

lostgirl815
12 Jun 2008, 03:02
I wish I had read the end of this thread first. lol

The 3.7 version does work. Thanks!

Namaless
23 Jul 2008, 00:25
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=177694

3.7 Compatible version.
Works correctly with 3.7 thanks. :)

PGAmerica
11 Oct 2008, 05:12
Is there an option somewhere to have usergroup control on this? I would love to allow only certain usergroups the option to post anonymously.

Coling
17 Jan 2009, 00:51
Any development work for version 3.8 and beyond to 4.0+?

tuwebfacil
17 Jan 2009, 18:31
Would be great to have news about it.

vespillo
20 Aug 2009, 00:20
for those of you having problems with the Anonymous Log not containing information when people use the Quick Reply box, here is a solution. Chances are that you are using the AJAX quick reply and there simply isn't a hook setup for it in this mod. Luckily the fix is very easy.

1. Go to your admincp
2. Navigate to Plugins & Products, and then into Add New Plugin
3. Enter the following:

Product: Zoints Anonymous Posting
Hook Location: newreply_post_ajax
Title: Unload Anonymous (AJAX)
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:
if ($vbulletin->GPC['anonymous'])
{
$vbulletin->userinfo = $olduser;
$vbulletin->db->query_write("
INSERT INTO " . TABLE_PREFIX . "anonymous_log
(userid, dateline, postid, threadid, forumid)
VALUES (
" . intval($vbulletin->userinfo['userid']) . ",
" . TIMENOW . ",
" . intval($newpost['postid']) . ",
" . intval($threadinfo['threadid']) . ",
" . intval($foruminfo['forumid']) . "
)");
}
Plugin is active: Yes

4. Save.

Now go and make a post using the quick reply, and you should see it being properly logged into the Anonymous Log! Hope it helps someone out there :)

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

alternity
18 Sep 2009, 02:46
I've enabled this in 3.8, and I can't get it to work. When I go to it in vbulletin options and set the userid and the forums for it to work for, when i click saved it goes back to forums selected as "none". How can I get this plugin to work?

Thanks for your help!

Tyran1
26 Dec 2009, 20:20
Groups???? Not working ....

pacman99
15 Sep 2012, 02:02
Okay, so I've got it installed (after some changes to the XML file), but turns out it hasn't enabled anonymous posting yet. It keeps giving me the following error when I try to update it in options:

Warning: trim() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in [path]/includes/adminfunctions_options.php on line 1032

Gist of it: I can't enable anonymous posting even after installing the mod :(

grafixonline
10 Mar 2014, 21:23
Any development work for version 3.8 and beyond to 4.0+?

Would love to use this for 4.2