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cabdi_uk
Comments for non logged on users show anonymous
  • 2009/6/14 16:42

  • cabdi_uk

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  • Since: 2007/6/12


Posters in the comments section of news articles all show as anonymous and would like to ask if there is a way of separating the comment contributors by allowing them to type their name and location before entering comments? I use XOOPS 2.3.3 and news module.

Any help please? Thanks

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ghia
Re: Comments for non logged on users show anonymous
  • 2009/6/14 18:19

  • ghia

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  • Since: 2008/7/3 1


In general, it is a bad idea to let anonymous users post comments. You will get more SPAM than real comments.

Not real comments, but a guestbook (eg XFguestbook) allows also anonymous users post a message. Use it with the captcha activated.

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cabdi_uk
Re: Comments for non logged on users show anonymous
  • 2009/6/15 0:16

  • cabdi_uk

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  • Since: 2007/6/12


Thanks Ghia for been always helpful.

My queery is that I have seen some other sites where users can comments a news report by entering their name without logging onto the site. I am not sure if they use XOOPS or not. The XFGuestbook does not follow every news?

Thanks

Cabdi

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ghia
Re: Comments for non logged on users show anonymous
  • 2009/6/15 6:46

  • ghia

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I don't think that were XOOPS sites. On XOOPS you can add comments anonymously (without name) or registered (with name).
A hack for having anonymously names (contradiction) has been requested from time to time, but AFAIK doesn't exist. Problem is that the user in the comments is saved as a number (refferring to a registered user record) and there is no place to store a name in the database table.
In the guestbook, one can make comments about articles, but they are not 'connected' to the article as real comments are.

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