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"Anonymous" user shows up in Who's New Bloc


just wondering if it's normal to have a user called "anonymous" show up in who's new.

the user id is "1".

thanks in advance Big Grin

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Yes. Anybody not logged in will use the user id 1 - anonomous user.
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Geeklog has an account called "Anonymous" which is the shared (pseudo) account used for all non-logged in users of your site. It's uid is 1 (which is also why your Admin account is #2).

However, the account should never show up anywhere as such. Looking at the code for the Who's New block, I can see how that could happen, though: When your site is new and you don't have a lot of users yet.

I guess it's time for an overhaul of that block: It should only list users that have logged in at least once, it should respect a user's privacy settings, and it certainly shouldn't list the Anonymous user ...

bye, Dirk

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