Hi, this topic is relevant to an issue I’m having on a forum that I’m helping to set up/administer. Some context: the forum requires people to pay to join as users who can post. We also want paid members with a certain trust level to be able to post anonymously by switching to anonymous mode. Also, we want everyone to be able to read the content (except for like, staff-only stuff obviously).
As I understand it, anonymous users are automatically part of the everyone user group. If we wanted to let the whole world post on the forum, then there’d be no issue of the anons being unable to post. However, because it’s a paid forum, we’ve set the everyone user group to read-only so that the world can read but not post.
We still want users with the required trust level to be able to anonymously post, though. The intended solution was to set up an anonymous user group with permission to write posts and add people based on the anonymous email domain we use at the forum. However, the automatic aspect of being added isn’t working - an administrator needs to go to the anonymous users group and save changes for anons to actually get added. That’s pretty annoying and messes up the flow we’d like, which is that paid member with the required trust level can switch to anonymous mode and have at it as far as posting anonymously.
I gather that having anon users added to a group automatically is a feature that is maybe being considered as an addition to Discourse but hasn’t been implemented yet. Assuming that’s the case, is there some other reasonable way I could configure my Discourse to have the outcome I want, or must I wait on the Discourse gods to hopefully add this feature? Thanks