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Introduction

In past couple of years we have seen a number of apps introducing the functionality of Anonymous comments . Anonymous comments allows people to be more confident and let them speak their heart out without any fear . Anonymous feedbacks and opinions can be brutal sometimes but we can’t deny the fact that it is the reality what people feel like about a certain thing .


Concept

VIDIZMO recently introduced Anonymous comments through which the user can comment without exposing their identity other than that Anonymous Users can also add comments on media now . Both of these settings are configurable and you can customize the permissions according to your desire .  To learn about the entire procedure of how to comment anonymously you can click here .


Understanding Options Available For Anonymous Comments 


ALLOW COMMENTS 

This option permits comment all over the portal . By enabling this you will be able to allow any other functionality related to anonymous comments . After enabling this functionality you will be only allowed to leave a normal comment .


ALLOW COMMENT MODERATION 

This option will not allow any user’s comment to be published without it being moderated . Only Moderator , Manager or Administrator can comment without the comment being moderated or approved . If you enable comment moderation with anonymous comment and not enabling the permission of moderator+ roles to identify users the comments will be moderated with hidden identity . 


ALLOW ANONYMOUS COMMENTS

This option will enable Anonymous comments or Anonymous user comments . After choosing this option other options related to anonymous comments will be available . 


ENFORCE ANONYMOUS COMMENTS 

This option will enforce anonymous comments in a way that no user will be able to comment with their registered identities and all the comments will become anonymous . There will be no options available for the user to choose from regarding commenting with their identity hidden or exposed .


ALLOW MODERATORS TO IDENTIFY USERS 

By enabling this option only moderator+ roles will be able to view the identity of Anonymous commenter and by disabling it the commenter will remain completely hidden from everyone . Incase of this option being disabled and comment moderation being enabled the comments of Moderator+ roles will also go through the process of moderation . 



Understanding Different Level of Settings For Anonymous Comments 


PORTAL SETTINGS FOR ANONYMOUS COMMENTS 

You can enable portal settings for anonymous comments from Portal Settings<Library<Comments . These settings will enable the settings for anonymous comments on overall portal . Options for Anonymous comments will not be visible on other settings if it is not enabled from Portal settings . Anonymous users will also not be able to add comments if the options for Anonymous comments are disabled in Portal settings .


MEDIA SETTINGS FOR ANONYMOUS COMMENTS 

You can enable Media settings for Anonymous comments from Publish tab in Settings of media . Through Media settings you can select specific options of Anonymous comments for a desired media . Only the settings which are enabled from Portal settings will be available here . These settings will just effect the targeted media .  


DEFAULT PUBLISH SETTINGS FOR ANONYMOUS COMMENTS 

You can edit Default Publish Settings from Portal Settings<Library<Default Publish Settings . These settings will reflect on media settings by default .  . You can always change these settings from media settings for specific media . You can edit these settings for different Media Types . 


ANONYMOUS USER POLICY FOR ANONYMOUS COMMENTS 

You can enable Anonymous user to add comments from Anonymous user Policy which is in Privacy<Portal Settings you can enable the option of Allow Users to add and Manage their Own Comments . This is an additional step that you need to do in order to let Anonymous users to add comments . To learn more about Anonymous User Policy you can click here