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Allow anonymous forum post problem. Please help!



I am having a problem allowing anonymous people post in our forum. I have set in the forum settings to allow anonymous posts and anonymous views. When I am logged in as a user it says I MAY post messages, but when I try anonymously, it says I MAY NOT post messages, even though I can still post. To be clear, I CAN post anonymously, even though at the bottom it says I can't.

So, the issue really is that when an anonymous comes to my forum, they think that they can't post cause of the "you MAY NOT post messages" message at the bottom right of the forum, when they actually can.

I thought it might be an issue in the language file for the forum, but I haven't been able to find where the language file resides for the forum. I have searched geeklog.net for that info to no avail, and have searched in my site language file as well with no query matches.

I am using forum plugin v.2.2 with Geeklog v1.3.8-1sr3.

Any help or insight would be appreciated!


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found this at portal parts, but i don't think it'll help. probably a good idea to get the latest version. 2.3 rc something. its probably fixed there.


thanks for the info machinari, i checked it out and it sparked another idea. i ended up finding where the language file for the forum resides: geeklog/plugins/forum/language/english.php. I just found the NOT text and changed it to ANONYMOUSLY, so now it reads you MAY ANONYMOUSLY post.

also, found a typo in the "Subscribe to this forum" text, it reads "suscribe". I fixed that too, and I am sure the devs. have already fixed it in newer versions of the Forum.

thanks to the dev's for a great product and to the community for great support. keep up the great work!


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Do you see the pit falls of allowing annoynous users post...?

they post complete shite thats the probem.

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Quote by Giotech: Do you see the pit falls of allowing annoynous users post...?

they post complete shite thats the probem.

Of course, if you're running a support site (like, say, this one ...), you don't want to inconvenience your users too much. The occasional post by some prankster can easily be taken care of.

bye, Dirk

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