#2522 Creating an anonymous discusstion thread in the Beta system [20865]

Chris Tsai


I created a new topic in the "discussion" section of my project,
"runtimes", without being logged in.

Later the topic was attributed to the user "anonymous coward"
(which is ok, I suppose), but the content of the topic, i.e.
the text I entered, was empty or at least not visible. Everything
I entered was lost.

I had expected that the system either would accept the text being from
an anonymous user, or would ask me to log in, conduct the login,
and accept the entered text from the logged in user.

Looking into this further, I realized that the reason he's not seeing anything since anonymous posts are moderated by default. Perhaps instead of displaying a blank post, we should put up a notice that says "Post awaiting moderation" or "Pending moderation" or something like that...


Tickets: #2461


  • Tim Van Steenburgh

    • assigned_to: Tim Van Steenburgh
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2011-07-29
    • milestone: limbo --> aug-05
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2011-07-29
    • size: --> 2
  • Tim Van Steenburgh


    I added a functional test for this. To test manually, log in to allura as admin, go to Admin -> Tools and open Discussion Permissions. Give *anonymous POST permissions.

    Log out, then create a Discussion post as an anonymous user. Confirm that you see 'Post awaiting moderation' where the post content would normally be.

    Before merging this, also test [#2461] since it's also on forge:tv/2461

    • status: open --> code-review
    • assigned_to: Tim Van Steenburgh --> John Hoffmann ☠


    Tickets: #2461

  • John Hoffman - 2011-08-05
    • status: code-review --> closed
  • John Hoffman - 2011-08-05

    Looked good, didn't like the 'Spam Marked' button, but it tested fine. Merged to dev.


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