Hide Anonymous Users from Users/Pending Review



A minor UI issue that is slightly bothering…

Anonymous users automatically show up in the “Pending Users” queue after being created, like so:

Is there a way to make it so anons don’t appear here? There’s no reason to approve anons and their accounts already work. It just seems excessive and untidy.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Yes this is an edge condition with anon accounts when new account approval is enabled @sam we should fix.


Is there some sort of hacky way I can fix this for now?

(Alex Salvador) #4

Reviving this old topic to indicate I’m having the same issue with (near) latest (v1.7.0.beta7 +27) on an invite-only forum with anonymous posting enabled.

When a registered and approved user creates a post in anonymous mode :

  • The corresponding post is visible immediately to other users
  • but an anonymous user appears in Users > Pending

Is this normal behaviour ?
Will I have to approve a different Anonymous user each time a different user writes a post in anonymous mode, or will the same approved Anonymous user be used each time ?

(Jeff Atwood) #5

I am not sure we tested this specific scenario with anon plus account approval @sam

(Sam Saffron) #6

Yeah we have never tested that, but conceptually approval should flow through. If your master account is approved the anon shadow should be as well.

(Bas van Leeuwen) #7

This seems to still be an issue.
Anonymous users are showing up in the review queue for me.
But as Alex says, the posts are showing up as if they are approved users, so it’s mostly a cosmetic issue for now.

(Bas van Leeuwen) #8

Don’t know if it’s related, but I think it might be:

We’re getting emails saying that there are 0 users waiting for approval. When we go to the queue, the anonymous users are there.

I really think this is a #bug and not a “feature, pr-welcome”