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Annonymous Review

Discussion in 'Showcase Closed Suggestions' started by Goodfella, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

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  2. We_are_borg

    We_are_borg New Member AMS Premium SC Premium

    Just like The Admin Zone where you can post Anonymous the only people that can see who you are are admins and people with enough rights. This would be a handy feature.
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  3. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

    I think this is a must have for a review system. I have queries every day asking if they can post anonymously. I went on and removed the names of the reviewer with some css. But something like a small checkbox would be great. At the end of the review check the box to post review anonymously.
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    This has been implemented. I will post details pertaining to this later.
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  5. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    A few quick notes on how this works..

    Each Category has a new option setting for the Rating System Type (Allow Anonymous Reviews). The default is UN CHECKED , so if you want to enable Anonymous Reviews for existing Categories, you will have to edit each one and set the new option.
    NOTE: If you want to quickly mass update all your categories, then you can run the following query (UPDATE xf_nflj_showcase_category SET allow_anon_reviews = 1)

    There is a new PERMISSION (Review items anonymously). This allows uses to post anonymous reviews for items that belong to Categories that allow anonymous reviews.


    When Reviewing an Item in a Category that allows anonymous reviews AND you have permission to review items anonymously, a check box option to Submit review anonymously will appear at the end of the review form.


    When viewing reviews, normal users will see this

    When viewing reviews, users that have the General Moderator Permission of "Bypass user privacy" set to ALLOW will see basically the same thing with one exception, the Username of the Reviewer is in parenthesis: Anonymous (Username). This means Admins and Moderators can view who submitted the Review (For Administrative/Moderation purposes). Also, the Item Owner will see his/her own name as well.



    Here are a few screen shots of the Recent Activity and Alerts



    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
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  6. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

    Looking good!
  7. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    I completely forgot to mention that there is a new PERMISSION (Review items anonymously) that goes along with this.

    This allows you to fine control which User Groups/Users have the ability to post anonymous reviews within Categories where it is allowed to do so (and with Category Permissions, even finer control).

    EDIT: Updated the explanation post above
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
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  8. Goodfella

    Goodfella Guest

    You're the guy that when he does something he does it right!
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  9. 3rd angle

    3rd angle Member Showcase

    Nice.... is there anyway to assign one "ANON" avatar for anonymous review instead of the default one? Think that'd look superb.
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  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    I am using the Core XenForo <xen:avatar /> helper, so it would have to be handled through that function.
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