Use anonymous mode to reply or create topics

When anonymous mode is enabled, logged in users are able to switch from their normal account to an anonymous account. This allows users to create topics and replies without any details being displayed in the Discourse user interface to connect the anonymous user with its associated account.

:information_source: Anonymous mode is not enabled by default. It must first be enabled and configured by your administrator. See: Enabling and Using Anonymous Mode

Enter anonymous mode

To enter anonymous mode, open your user menu by clicking your avatar from the site header, then clicking your username. From the user menu, click the “Enter Anonymous Mode” link to enter anonymous mode:

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After clicking the link, a new username and avatar will be generated for you:

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The username will be anonymous plus a number, for example anonymous1. The only anonymous user who will not have a number appended to their username is the first anonymous user who is created on the site.

Reply or create topics

Any topics or replies that you create while in anonymous mode will be created under the username that was generated for you. No details will be displayed in the Discourse user interface to connect you with your normal associated account.

Exit anonymous mode

To exit anonymous mode, click your avatar from the site header, then click the “profile” link to open your user menu. Select the “Exit Anonymous Mode” link to exit anonymous mode and get back to your regular user’s account:

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