I installed the Fivestar module and added the Stars (rated while viewing) field in a content type.

I gave to the rate content permission anonymous users. They can see all the content and the voting widget, but they can't vote. Why?

  • So does clicking a star rating trigger some AJAX or other JS error?
    – Shawn Conn
    May 20, 2015 at 3:58
  • @ShawnConn no nothing. i used diffchecker and the markup is identical. really strange
    – James
    May 20, 2015 at 4:10
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    There are settings for how many times you can vote in voting API module admin/config/search/votingapi check there for the amount of time that must pass before two anonymous vote. If you are testing functionality it could be from there
    – NexusStar
    May 20, 2015 at 7:24

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A possible explanation for this might be what is described in this issue on D.O: Fivestar Not Working for Anonymous Users with Cache Enabled.

A possible workaround for it is mentioned in Comment #9 of that issue, which states:

... When I set the author to anonymous on the field also set the field to allow users to vote on their own content, this appears to work as a crude work around.

Curious to hear if this somehow helps ...

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