In my drupal 8.6.1 news blog anonymous users can skip comment approval althouth permissions are set to not skip. I rebuilt the permissions but nothing changed.

Also in comments page I see that some anonymous users are linked to an anonymous user account with id = 0 !

My site is not hacked and I can't understand what is going on.

Check this image!

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Is there a chance that my drupal 8.6.1 has this unexpected behavior because is running on server with php 5.6?

Thanks in advance

  • Can you see their comments when you're not logged into drupal? Are you sure you're not using an admin account that can see everything?
    – Beebee
    Sep 25, 2018 at 14:27
  • Yes I can see the comments when I am not logged in. Yes I am sure, I use user with id = 1.
    – isin
    Sep 25, 2018 at 14:38
  • By default, the anonymous user account is only the one shown as Anonymous (not verified). You can change the anonymous user name in /admin/config/people/accounts to, for example, ΑΝΟΝΥΜΟUΣ, but you cannot have two anonymous users with different names.
    – apaderno
    Sep 25, 2018 at 15:45
  • The ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟΥΣ not verified is the greek version that's why I didn't consider as wrong. But why there is a link for /user/0 for whom I have to permission to see? There is no user id =0 in my site / db.
    – isin
    Sep 25, 2018 at 17:24
  • I have the same problem... running on php 7.1. Did you solve this issue? Did you add a bug in the issue queue?
    – Baud
    Oct 26, 2018 at 11:59

1 Answer 1


On my side, the problem was the use of the cleantalk module.

In this module, in the configuration page: admin/config/content/cleantalk/settings

You must uncheck "Enable automoderation" if you do not want to override the "Skip comment approval" permission

  • Thank you very much! Cleantalk caused the error! Couldn't find it after so much search.
    – isin
    Oct 27, 2018 at 13:37

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