Anonymous form that creates a topic

I want visitors to be able post a simple note or question without having to register, kind of like an integrated “Contact Us” form or “Guestbook”. So I was considering using the API to set up a simple form that creates topics as a shared “anon” user. I was also thinking I could make a plugin that stores a different name per post that is displayed instead of the shared username.

Any technical reason this wouldn’t work?

You can set up a category that allows creating topics via email and then have some “contact us” forum that emails to that (preferably secret) address.

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I suppose I could fake a POST to the same endpoint which I believe would create a “staged” user. There needs to be a way to avoid sending any emails to that staged user though.

Another option might be to create a new user and topic via the API, then delete that user. According to this it’s possible to delete a user and retain the post, but I can’t find any details about how that works or where it happens in the code.