You can enable (or disable) the ability for users to post anonymously in discussions, and even control this setting on a community-by-community basis.
To manage anonymous posting:
- Access the Admin interface.
- Navigate to Community > Discussions > Anonymous Posting.
Manage anonymous posting
On this page, you can manage the following anonymous posting settings:
|Allow anonymous posting||
This toggle controls whether anonymous posting is enabled or disabled across ALL community discussions.
NOTE: Set this toggle to Yes to enable the remaining fields.
|Allow anonymous posts for these communities||
You can limit Anonymous Posting to specific communities by selecting them in this menu OR enable it for ALL communities by not selecting any.
If enabled, the Post message anonymously option is available when users post a message.
|Allow anonymity for these types of posts||
Here, you can allow anonymity for:
|Moderate anonymous posting regardless of community moderation settings||
If enabled, anonymous posts are queued in moderation regardless of a community's moderation setting.
If disabled, anonymous posts respect a community's moderation setting.
|Log user information for auditing purposes?|
|Messaging for visible alert when posting or replying anonymously||This is the message displayed to users who decide to post or reply to a post anonymously. It's generally used to explain the reasoning behind anonymous posting, and to remind users posting this way to respect the community's terms and conditions.|
|Messaging for pop-up alert when message is posted||This is the message displayed to users after posting anonymously. It's generally used to remind users that, while their name won't be associated to their post, no electronic communication is completely untraceable.|
|Prefix text added to all anonymous posts or replies||
This is the text prefixed to all anonymous posts or replies.
Example: "This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous."