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Adding custom discussion form for select categories

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Does anyone know how to do this or is anybody working on this type of extension?


  • edited July 2006
  • edited June 2006
  • Custom in what way? I think it would be pretty easy; the only hassle would be that sometimes the discussion form is loaded without a category pre-selected.
  • edited June 2006
    how do you mean mini?
  • edited June 2006
    I tried to put a screenshot up but it doesn't seem to be working so...
  • BenBen
    edited June 2006
    So adding extra fields when you create a discussion, like the predefined user info extension.
    I suppose that could be used as a basis, but where would it put that info in the database?
  • I'm a db novice, anyone else? ideas? this would be a great extension.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Is mini running around breaking stuff again?
  • I looked at the database and I think for something like this another column would be needed in the lum_comment table, a simlar setup to the Attributes/Preferences field in the user table. That way you could assign as many bits of extra info as you like, might be useful if someone makes a poll extension as well.
  • thanks Ben! do you have instructions on how to start this?
  • Well, Mark's the guy to ask for a new database column as an extension couldn't create it on its own, it'd have to be put in the core.
  • edited June 2006
    It could create it easily? The question is whether it's best done in the core. Would it be such a bad thing if all (or some) of the tables had a sort of miscellaneous column which could hold custom values like the user table has?
  • O.K. I'm confused when you say "the core" you don't mean the movie :)
  • the core meaning all the files other than the extensions pretty much. The main part of vanilla that it runs on.
  • Um, extensions could easily add columns to database tables.
  • yeah thats what i was thinking :P
  • BenBen
    edited July 2006
    Can they? Pardon me. :)
  • Thanks Immersion, so anyone thinking of making this kind of extension?
  • Err i dont think they are :( Would be nice though. Guess the number of people turning it into download software :P It would work quite well actually.
  • Revisiting this topic any help would be great.
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