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Hi. I have asked this before, but not really got anywhere unfortunately. It is essential that our forum users, once signed up and logged, have the option to post without showing their details. This is simply a tick box on the compose a post page that they can tick if they don't want their username to show. Is this possible or not? If so, can you show me the plugin that is used actually working.

Will have to move to another platform if this can not be done.

Thanks in advance.


  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    There's this plugin:
    But as far as I know, it will allow all visitors to post to your forum without registration. That's not quite what you are looking for. But it would be a good start if someone wants to implement that feature you are talking about: CloakedPosts

    I really like the idea. I do not promise anything, but I'll see if I can up with such a plugin.

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    You can take a first glance at that:
    It does what you've asked for, BUT...
    By now comments and discussions you post with hidden name are saved under the system users id (that can be customized). But when comments/discussions are saved, Vanilla fetches them and display them to the user. Because they are inserted into the database with another userid, they can not be fetched the normal way. I haven't had the time to look at it and if there is a lot of JavaScript involved, I might fail.
    There should be role permissions to only allow that for specific roles (easy) and a check if user is allowed to post to the category (easy)

    See what I can do the next days...

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    @circle123 take a look at that plugin:
    I think it will do what you expect.

    But by default no one has the appropriate rights to use that feature and so you have to give user roles the Plugins.Incognito.Allow permission and either give the Vanilla.Comments.Incognito/Vanilla.Discussions.Incognito to all categories or only to some. Before you haven't set up the permissions, you will not be able to use that plugin! But afterwards, it is fun ;)

    Thanks for the idea!

  • Thanks! Will have a play.

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