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Re: [3.2][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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If you were using the latest version of this extension before this update (version 0.10.0), you will have to run this query on your database to upgrade:

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INSERT INTO `phpbb_config` (`config_name`, `config_value`, `is_dynamic`) VALUES ('anonymous_posts_version', '0.100', '0')
Replace phpbb_config with your db prefix.

If for some reason you were running an earlier version than that, post here.
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update 0.11.1

-hidden here is a previous unreleased version that featured a complete refactor of the code, these updates is based off of that version
-fixed migrations to make it smoother for fresh installs, breaks backcompatibility (fix is above)

-had to add cache and config to driver for destroy cache function
-moved scrapped event to internal function
-fixed bug where email in posts wasnt being scrubbed
-fixed bug where forum last post index wasnt changing if you edited a post, possibly for topics too
-fixed bug where anon status would change after editing post if not staff
-fixed old search by user_id results to have anon info in it, if it was changed since last search
-made all arrays shorthand in migration files
-added config version for ease of migrations now
-should be compatible with 3.3.3, minus the one pull that isn't through yet (ticket 15925)
-rewrote extension to work with ticket 15943 manually
-at this time ticket 15880 APPEARS not to be necessary, attachment bug/error is not happening during testing without it

I haven't thoroughly tested this version but all should be working, I've tested most stuff and I don't think anything was missed, if anything I caught some stuff.
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Maggan22 wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:21 pm Please, Please, Please update for 3.3
Junsui wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:46 pm Is there an update for 3.3 version?
For Junsui, make sure your forum has group permissions to anonymously post, and make sure your groups do as well.

If you install the last PR manually ticket 15925, then yes. It is merged for 3.3.4 3.3.5 already.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Hi,

Very nice Work - Is it possible to restrict the function for ONE forum section?
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Maggan22 wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:42 pm Hi,

Very nice Work - Is it possible to restrict the function for ONE forum section?
Yes. Anonymous post functionality is controlled by user, group, and forum permissions. These permissions are at the bottom of the permissions list of the post tab of users or groups after installing the extension. Basically, it works like this:


For each usergroup you want to be able to anonymously post, you must first set up their group permissions and set them to yes:
(these are the default options, the ones I tell you to change them to are not set in the photos)
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They can now anonymously post, but only in forums that have corresponding forum permissions set to yes (both no in photo, its default setting):

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Editing anonymous post status is a privelige that changes the entire dynamic of anonymously posting, and it is usually reserved for admins and staff. Disabling this feature in a forum will also disable moderators from changing the statuses as well.

If you want to remove these features for a specific user, simply go into their user permissions:
(note: don't get confused here, no is overridden by their group permissions as groups are more powerful than users. To remove this feature from a user, set both permissions to never for them. Vice versa, to enable this feature for a user in a group where it's set to no, put yes. Never will always override any yes setting anywhere.)

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You can go even further than this, as you can see on the left side, there are user forum permissions. So, you can deny a single user access to these features within a single forum instead of board wide, but I'm not including a screenshot as it's getting redundant and the post has enough vertical space as it is (I minimized the pngs, don't worry staff).

Once you set up an initial forum, you can copy permissions from that forum to others to make it easier on yourself.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Thank you very much

Is it still available for 3.2?
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Maggan22 wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:23 am Thank you very much

Is it still available for 3.2?
I would say that realistically this extension has only become available in 3.3.5, as with all previous versions I required modification of core files to add the PRs listed in the OP in order for this extension to work. They have all been merged in 3.3.5. If you want to use this extension, take a look at the top of the OP, there is a quotebox with a list of all the PRs that are needed and which version of phpbb they can be found in. If you're on at least 3.2.6 then there is only one PR to add, and if you want to use 0.11.1 then one query to run on your db (but you will need to change the required version in the composer.json file as well). Keep in mind every time you update your forum you will have to readd these changes to the core files.

I don't recommend going through all of that as it's a pain, I'd say just update your forum to 3.3.5 before installing this.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Thanks for the information. Actually all my forums running phpbb are up to date. Except for one as this is coupled with an Android app and I can't easily update that. But I will try.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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IMO it would be easier to try and update that app than manually add all these patches, but good luck. Thanks for using this extension! Report any bugs in here or on the github if you find any. The latest version is running on a pretty large site and she lets me know if there's anything wrong with it, last I heard of something was two years ago which has since been fixed.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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I think I might be doing something wrong with the setup, but I’m not sure what. I enabled the extension without errors, set Registered User group permissions to “No” for Can Post Anonymously and “Can Edit Anonymous Status,” and then set specific forum permissions to “Yes” in both those columns, as show in the setup images.

However, the anonymous posting option does not appear for registered users in those forums. Changing to default prosilver theme doesn’t seem to have any effect on this.

Any idea what the problem could be?

Here’s my forum configuration:
Database server: MySQL(i) 8.0.29-0ubuntu0.20.04.3
PHP version: 7.4.25
Board version: 3.3.8

Trying to run the latest 0.11.1 version of the extension. I also verified that anonymous_posts_version is set 0.100 in phpbb_config.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Motteless Bailey wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:46 am set Registered User group permissions to “No” for Can Post Anonymously
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However, the anonymous posting option does not appear for registered users in those forums
Perhaps there is some confusion, the setup images show the default options, not what you should set it to. If you want users to be able to post anonymously, their group permission should be set to yes for Can Post Anonymously, otherwise they cannot.

I just tested this on a fresh install of 3.3.8, all works fine. I will be be posting an updated 0.11.2 soon for PHP 8 compatibility, very minor changes. It should work now with PHP 8, but there are some needless errors on some pages in the header.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Toxyy wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:32 am Perhaps there is some confusion, the setup images show the default options, not what you should set it to.
Ah, thank you, that is what I was confused about. Everything seems to be working as intended now!
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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would it be possible to make an extension like this except that not even the administrator could know who the user was (barring IP lookup, maybe). I have a trusted group of users that would love to use something like that, but the fact that I could see who it was kind of ruins the fun
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You could make an extension request.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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I got to pull out those errors inside ACP while I'm creating a topic for the forum.

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[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/ext/toxyy/anonymousposts/event/posting.php on line 220: Undefined array key "is_anonymous"
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/ext/toxyy/anonymousposts/event/posting.php on line 221: Undefined array key "was_anonymous"

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General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Column 'is_anonymous' cannot be null [1048]

FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: msg_handler()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/driver.php
LINE: 1020
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/mysqli.php
LINE: 202
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\driver->sql_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/phpbb/db/driver/factory.php
LINE: 345
CALL: phpbb\db\driver\mysqli->sql_query()

FILE: [ROOT]/adm/index.php
LINE: 81
CALL: p_master->load_active()
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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Miri4ever wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2023 11:58 am I got to pull out those errors inside ACP while I'm creating a topic for the forum.
I've been testing this for the past couple hours and I'm unable to recreate this at all. Can you provide me your phpbb and php versions? Any other extensions installed?

My best bet is that the extension wasn't installed correctly, or something is interfering with it somehow. $data['is_anonymous'] and $data['was_anonymous'] are both set in the posting_modify_submit_post_before event, which should fire before the submit_post_modify_sql_data event where you are receiving this error. As I said I can't recreate this bug at all.

I was, however, able to identify a couple bugs thanks to looking into this. Minor ones that just produce an error at the top of the page for a second before it redirects, nothing breaking. I'll push those after I'm able to investigate yours further upon your reply.
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Re: [3.3][BETA] Anonymous Posts

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no chance to do defaut avatar for Anonymous Posts ?

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