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Opened 3 years ago

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#9930 assigned enhancement

Post anonymous comments

Reported by: tumchaaditya@… Owned by: Blackhex
Priority: normal Component: DiscussionPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Trac Release: 0.12

Description

Can you add ability to comment on post as anonymous user in spite of being logged in just to conceal one's identity?

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comment:1 follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by Blackhex

Can you describe it more with some use scenairo? I don't completely understand what are you requesting. Anonymous users can post comments when DISCUSSION_APPEND permission is granted to 'anonymous'.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 3 years ago by tumchaaditya@…

Replying to Blackhex:

Can you describe it more with some use scenairo? I don't completely understand what are you requesting. Anonymous users can post comments when DISCUSSION_APPEND permission is granted to 'anonymous'.


I want a user who has ALREADY LOGGED IN to be able to comment on a post AS anonymous just so as to conceal his identity. BUT, I don't want a user to be able to comment without logging in. So, granting DISCUSSION_APPEND permission 'anonymous' won't serve my purpose.

Scenario:
When I visit the trac site and I don't login and I am browsing the discussion forum. In this case I should NOT be able to post any comments.

On the other hand, now, I have logged in as lets say "abcdef". And now I want to post a comment. BUT, I don't want other users to know that the comment has been posted by "abcdef".

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by Blackhex

  • Status changed from new to assigned

OK, now I understand.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 6 months ago by hasienda

Replying to Blackhex:

OK, now I understand.

Me too, just its not a great fit with the rest of Trac core and common functionality.

Usually it works, that if you want privacy, you shouldn't post within an authenticated session. You can still choose a few different degrees of privacy while in an anonymous session by providing a name or email address while posting.

So I would refrain from adding a different concept, at least it wouldn't be enabled by default. If enabled, it could be a check-box to not record an authenticated user's session ID for comments on a per-request base.

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by hasienda

  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Severity changed from major to normal

IMHO the aforementioned reason justifies at least to lower ticket ranking for development.

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