Looking for a CMS or Forum that supports anonymous posting.
May 19, 2008 11:44 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a CMS or Forum that supports anonymous posting.

I'm creating a complaint/gripe type of site, and I need a script or method for visitors to post items to the main page (probably w/ verification), and then allow a comment or forum system tied to it that also supports anonymous posting.

If no such CMS is available, is there are forum solution that does this?
posted by ilikebike to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just left a related comment here. Disclaimer: I work on this product. Short answer: Lefora does that stuff. Seems like our headlines page would suit you nicely.
posted by kurtiss at 12:06 AM on May 20, 2008

Drupal can also do that sort of thing, with or without moderation on anonymous or any comments or posts.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 12:36 AM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Movable Type itself doesn't support this, but Mark Carey's EntryPost plugin adds the ability for user-submitted content, which you can have default to an anonymous author account. There's a lot of functionality explained in the docs, but that page also has a large screenshot of the plugin's settings panel that'll probably answer most basic questions like whether items can be reviewed before posting, etc.
posted by Su at 7:19 AM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Seconding Drupal, and adding that it lets you choose whether to let anonymous posters enter a name and website for themselves. It has Captcha plugins to cut down on spam, and you can close commenting on any particular item if and when you want to.
posted by kristi at 9:58 AM on May 20, 2008

I'll go ahead and third Drupal.

It's got a pretty robust modular system that lets you add a huge number of community created additions. You can do a whole lot if you know little html or php, and dang near anything if you got some php skillz.

Plus their forums are full of good people.
posted by dozo at 6:29 PM on May 21, 2008

Thanks for your help, I'll try these solutions!
posted by ilikebike at 8:59 AM on May 22, 2008

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