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 anonymous posting settings:
The following table describes the fields of the Anonymous Posting page.
|Allow anonymous posting||Toggle to control whether anonymous posting is enabled or disabled for discussions across ALL communities.
NOTE: Toggle to Yes to enable the remaining fields.
|Allow anonymous posts for these communities||Limit Anonymous Posting to specific communities by selecting them from the dropdown (click the X to remove a community) OR enable it for ALL communities by not selecting any.
NOTE: If enabled, the Post message anonymously option displays when users create or reply to a discussion.
|Allow anonymity for these types of posts||Click the dropdown and make a selection:
|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||If enabled, the poster's user information is logged to the Anonymous Posting Log report.
TIP: Access this report at Community > Reports > Discussions tab.
|Messaging for visible alert when posting or replying anonymously||The message that displays to users who anonymously post or reply. It's generally used to explain the reasoning behind anonymous posting, and to remind anonymous posters to respect the community's terms and conditions.|
|Messaging for popup alert when message is posted||The message that displays to users after anonymously posting. 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 added to all anonymous posts or replies||The text that is prefixed to all anonymous posts and replies.
EXAMPLE: "This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous."
Anonymous Posting report
If anonymous posting is enabled for one or several communities, you can see information about users who have chosen to post their messages anonymously. The Anonymous Posting Log report records anonymous posters' user information, while honoring their preference for anonymity in the community.
To access the Anonymous Posting Log report:
- Access the Admin interface.
- Navigate to Community > Reports > Discussions.
- Scroll down and next to Anonymous Posting Log, click View Report.
The Anonymous Posting Log page opens in a new tab. On this page you can:
- Specify a Start Date and End Date to find reports in a range of dates.
- Click Export Report to download the report.
- Click the Name to open their profile in a new tab.
- Click the Subject to open the post in a new tab.