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Unregistered commenters should be able to provide a display name (like in WordPress)
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Due to GDPR I would like to switch from Disqus / Facebook comments to this extension.

I run public wikis. Thus my visitors are all anons.

Is there a way so that anons can give their name when commenting? Maybe even their email address and website (like everyone is used to due to WordPress)?

Up to now it says "Anonymous user #1", "Anonymous user #2" which looks bad and can be misused easily.

Every comment plugin I know has the ability to give one's name. Would be great if this could be realized in Comments as well. I could help with testing.

Regards,
Stefan

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Stefahn created this task.May 23 2018, 8:54 AM
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cc'ing @SamanthaNguyen for additional input

@Stefahn Thanks for filing this task! This certainly seems like a reasonable request, although I think some schema changes will be required.

UI-wise, "Anonymous user #<n(n)>" doesn't look pretty, but I don't think it's particularly easy to abuse as clicking on the little "block (this user's comments)" icon shows their IP address. But yeah, UI decisions from 2006 aren't exactly very good nowadays.

@SamanthaNguyen, I think this task alone is sufficient reason to resurrect the work on the new, OO-iful Comments UI so that we can get that out of the way before starting to work on this. What was the biggest roadblock with that, again? (I myself really want to see the "preview comment" feature land on master, so... ;-)

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Nemo_bis renamed this task from Anons should have a name (like in WordPress) to Unregistered commenters should be able to provide a display name (like in WordPress).Nov 26 2019, 4:51 PM
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