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Anonymous Users can't use 'Reply To This Comment' feature

Started by on Nov 20, 2017 – Contents updated: Dec 01, 2017

Nov 20, 2017 03:40    

Hi everybody. I have checked 'Thread Comments' comment system to be 'Threaded'. However, my visitors (anonymous guest) don't get the 'Reply To This Comment' and votes link.

These two options appear to be available only when signed in.

How do I set up the permissions so that vistors can comment like regular members?

Nov 20, 2017 03:42

Attached picture of the two links I'm referring to in my previous post.

Nov 20, 2017 15:08

For guests to have member permission is a open to spam but if you are happy enough with that you can register a user as guest with guest as the password and make that info available. You can then set whatever permissions you like for the [guest]

or more smoothly see

http://forums.b2evolution.net/topic-8188#c41192

Nov 21, 2017 01:59

@amoun wrote earlier:

For guests to have member permission is a open to spam but if you are happy enough with that you can register a user as guest with guest as the password and make that info available. You can then set whatever permissions you like for the [guest]

or more smoothly see

http://forums.b2evolution.net/topic-8188#c41192

People already can post anonoyus comments. Under collection -> Features -> Comments, I have set 'Comment Posting By' to 'Any User'. However, they don't get the option to 'reply to this comment'.

Prefer not to create a account just to get this working. So it's normal for anonymous users not to be able to reply to a threaded comment then? I find this weird as there are no permissions I can find to set or change that can add or remove this feature.

Yeah, know about the problem with spam. So far so good *touch wood*.

Nov 22, 2017 00:06

@agent_kith wrote earlier:

. . . So it's normal for anonymous users not to be able to reply to a threaded comment then? . . .

I don't know, but clearly something you have a use for

So collection [ Features > Comments > Feedback options > Comment posting by > Check > Any user] only allows an initial comment on a post but no comments on the comments?

In a forum skin every reply is a post that looks like a comment so maybe it's a skin issue.

Do you want to split comments to a post into separate threads?

Nov 22, 2017 00:53

@amoun wrote earlier:

So collection [ Features > Comments > Feedback options > Comment posting by > Check > Any user] only allows an initial comment on a post but no comments on the comments?


Yup.

@amoun wrote earlier:

In a forum skin every reply is a post that looks like a comment so maybe it's a skin issue.


I'm using "Bootstrap Blog" skin which comes with the install. Thanks for pointing out the problem could be with the skin (Hadn't thought of that, always assumed it to be a config issue). I'd see if I can dig up the problem later this weekend.

@amoun wrote earlier:

Do you want to split comments to a post into separate threads?


Probably not? A typical blog's comments will either be a comment to the blog article, or comment on comments?

Nov 27, 2017 05:50

Hi @agent_kith @amoun,

Only logged in user are allowed to reply. This is programmed in the core, so it's not an skin issue. I still don't get why it is done this way, but I bet there is a good reason that I'm just missing right now.

Regards!

Nov 28, 2017 03:08

@mgsolipa wrote earlier:

Hi @agent_kith @amoun,

Only logged in user are allowed to reply. This is programmed in the core, so it's not an skin issue. I still don't get why it is done this way, but I bet there is a good reason that I'm just missing right now.

Regards!

Maybe I'm missing something here. I've just set up a new collection(forum style) and can leave repeated comments to a post as a visitor?

The strange thing is I can only see the comments once I've posted a new reply

I know it's open to spam but you can try http://calstock.org.uk/index.php/forums/test

I'll check for spam and leave for a day or two if not dumped on

Nov 28, 2017 03:56

@amoun wrote earlier:

@mgsolipa wrote earlier:
Hi @agent_kith @amoun,
Maybe I'm missing something here. I've just set up a new collection(forum style) and can leave repeated comments to a post as a visitor?

The strange thing is I can only see the comments once I've posted a new reply

I know it's open to spam but you can try http://calstock.org.uk/index.php/forums/test

I'll check for spam and leave for a day or two if not dumped on


You can set the default status to "Draft" or "Review" instead of "Publish". Will still get spammed, but at least it's not published.

Back to the topic, you need to set the comment system as 'threaded mode'. And when you do, as a logged in member, you'd see the 'Reply to this comment' URL as shown in the 2nd post of this thread. Non signed in users don't get to see that at all.

i.e. they can comment on the blog article, but not on the comments.

Nov 28, 2017 10:42

@amoun wrote earlier:

Do you want to split comments to a post into separate threads?

@agent_kith Probably not? A typical blog's comments will either be a comment to the blog article, or comment on comments?

Oh! Ah! Sh! I'm clearly not with it

isn't "i.e. they can comment on the blog article, but not on the comments." the same as you wanting to split comments to a post into separate threads? i.e. a thread of comments on each and every comment.

Nov 29, 2017 03:43

@fplanque wrote earlier:

@agent_kith sounds like a bug / inconsistency if anonymous users can add new comments but not add replies to existing comments. We'll look into it.


Yup, anonymous users can add new comments, but not replies to existing comments. Didn't realise it's a bug - always thought it's a configuraiton thing (or skin).

Thanks for looking into it.

Dec 01, 2017 02:14

Ok, should be fixed in 6.9.5.


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