Using Flag anonymously


#1

Not really sure how to use the flag feature in comments as an anonymous user (without logging in). Is it possible? If it is, how?


#2

Hi Sajal

We made the product choice to only allow people who are logged in to flag comments. This is to prevent one person being able to open a thousand incognito windows and flood moderation queues with what could look like a thousand different flags. It also makes mobbing more difficult.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Andrew
Project Lead, The Coral Project


#3

Hi,

I’m working with Sajal on this issue. I’d like to know if there are any work arounds, since its a big business requirement, for our newspaper.

Thanks :slight_smile:


#4

Hey @plexdk, no we currently don’t have a workaround for this.

Talk is built based on a lot of research, strategy, and UX study/design, so the features we have are very thought out and opinionated. This is probably one of the reasons you are choosing Talk :slight_smile: Because you want to improve community at your news site!

We do advise using Talk as it comes out of the box, and to modify it via plugins - we love making it flexible and customizable but there are limits to this.


#5

Hi again,

Is it possible to create new roles in Talk, such as an ANONYMOUS role, who can’t comment?

I know it sounds a bit hacky, but if we create a new role, called ANONYMOUS which everyone will be logged in as. Then if the flag logic is checking whether the user is logged in, he should be able to flag a comment?

Thanks.


#6

Hey @plexdk, trying to understand why you’d want a role of someone who cannot comment?

We’ve had others suggest a hacky solution like this, and it’s not something we’re looking to add to core a this time. We might address something similar down the line in v5.