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Zoints Anonymous Posting - Improved Privacy for Members
Mod Version: 1.1.0, by Zoints (Member) Zoints is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.5 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 10
Released: 15 Oct 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 39
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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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Old 15 Oct 2006, 02:17
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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We always used this avatar for our anonymous account. You're welcome to use it if so desire:

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Old 15 Oct 2006, 03:34
furst furst is offline
 
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I can see some instances where this hack would be useful. I'll click install and check back later.

Thanks.



Edit: Didn't notice this was for 3.5.5. 3.6.2 is here if anyone needs it.

Last edited by furst; 15 Oct 2006 at 03:37.
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Old 15 Oct 2006, 23:56
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does this work with quick reply?
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Old 16 Oct 2006, 09:14
jellybaby jellybaby is offline
 
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Fantastic, thanks so much have been waiting for something like this.
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Old 16 Oct 2006, 09:35
jellybaby jellybaby is offline
 
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Just one question - if a person forgets to do anon is there anyway the post can be edited to change it to anon
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 23:48
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Stangsta
does this work with quick reply?
Not at this time, sorry.
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 23:48
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jellybaby
Just one question - if a person forgets to do anon is there anyway the post can be edited to change it to anon
No, that is one of the present limitations of this hack. I'm sure it can be remeidied in future builds.
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Old 21 Oct 2006, 23:08
PimvanJ PimvanJ is offline
 
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click install

Is there a way to set anonymous by default?
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Old 31 Oct 2006, 15:25
fxs158 fxs158 is offline
 
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great hack!
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 21:21
kafi kafi is offline
 
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Thank you DChapman,

good work.

Is this anonym able to edit his post? I think that will be very handy .-)

Situation:
I have a use for this - so that my members can list their biznis in forum-biz-listing.
Some of them do not want to reveal link between their company in listing and their nickname. Then I told them not to be worry - you can send it anonymously. But what will happen when they want to edit the listing?

Although I have removed name from listing, if I do not use anonymizer they can be find by searching-options... That is why I have a use for your hack...

I found one hack that is able to make anonymous posting along with leaving ownership and options to original poster. Here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=128985
but that is just for its own use I guess.

Thanks,
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 21:17
Tyran1 Tyran1 is offline
 
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Bug in 3.7 Beta 4 !!!

Not Save the Froum for Anonym Posting!!!!!
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Old 28 Jan 2008, 01:07
Tyran1 Tyran1 is offline
 
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No Fixed for vb 3.7 ??
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