I hame some input fields on my comment form, that I show for non-registered members. They are: ‘name’, ‘email’ and ‘comment text’.

And my task was to add string “Guest” to text user typed in the field ‘name’. So I created extension where I use ‘insert_comment_insert_array’ hook:

public function concat_username($data)
    if($data['author_id'] != 0)
        return $data;

    $data['name'] = "Guest ".$data['name'];

    return $data;

And it works. But new comment email notifications that I receive after new comment was posted contain user name without my string “Guest”.

May be anyone knows what’s wrong?

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This is likely because the comment notification uses not the database entry for the comment, but the POSTed comment data. The insert_comment_insert_array hook only affects what gets inserted into the database.

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