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how can i do this? or can i do this?

edited September 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
hi there everybody, i want to add a special feature to my vanilla forum.. i want my users can refer to another thread http://www.creadict.com/show.aspx?t=spain as seen on this page..(please look the 3. entry or 6.entry or 7.entry) if such a thread doesn't exist, then i want my vanilla forum to reply to the user "there isnt such a thread, would u want to create it?" actually i want to create an online dictionary website like that.. but i havent got that script, and also i havent got enough knowledge to write a system like that myself.. so i want to modify vanilla in this way... sooo, do you think can i fix this issue? if so, any helps would be appreciated... thanks for your interest...

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    So you want a wiki then basically?
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    yeah, some sort of wiki but a bit modified version.. can i do this with vanilla...?
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    In theory yes but it's probably easier just to use a wiki?
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    i prefer vanilla, because i also want to use its addons to create a community... i ve to fix this issue somehow... i think that firstly i use the friendly url plugin to create shorter and more understandable addresses... and then...? :D
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    any idea?
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    Let me see if I understand. You want to create a category called Spain, for example. Then you want your users to be able to add items relevant to Spain. And you want to be able to allow your users to create links in their posts to other places which have relevant information.

    Is this correct?
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    no, its not like that.. for example i want to create a THREAD (not category) and then i want my users to be able to add their comments and some other interested stuff under it. And the most important point is they must have the ability to create links to other threads inside the forum... For instance; i have thread named "spain" and it has 3 comments under it... ---spain -----1.its population is 60 millions... -----2. it has great football teams (see:barcelona) [and now when a visitor clicks on the barcelona link he/she will go to the another thread: htp://myforum.com/barcelona.php ] -----3. also (see:real madrid fc) [when a visitor clicks on the link he/she will go to the htp://myforum.com/real+madrid+fc.php ] and if there is not such a thread like htp://myforum.com/real+madrid+fc.php then then i want my vanilla forum to reply to the user "there isnt such a thread, would u want to create it?" if he/she has the authority to create a thread. i tried to be more understandable.. i hope, i described it better... :)
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    I am still confused. There is nothing in Vanilla called a thread. Maybe you mean this is a discussion item. I don't know. However, a wiki is the only thing I can think of where you allow users to edit items. Sorry.
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    yes, you re right.. i want a discussion called "spain"... and my users can make their comments under it.. ---spain (this is the title of the discussion) -----comment 1.its population is 60 millions... -----comment 2. it has great football teams (see:barcelona) [and now when a visitor clicks on the barcelona link he/she will go to the another thread: htp://myforum.com/barcelona.php ] -----comment 3. also (see:real madrid fc) [when a visitor clicks on the link he/she will go to the htp://myforum.com/real+madrid+fc.php ] and if there is not such a thread like htp://myforum.com/real+madrid+fc.php then then i want my vanilla forum to reply to the user "there isnt such a thread, would u want to create it?" if he/she has the authority to create a thread.
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    I think I see now. You want a user to be able to create a link in a comment that isn't there yet. Then when a person clicks on that link, it will ask him if he wants to create it.
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    exactly...! :) and also i have to use kinda friendly url or url rewrite to make the links more understandable... for example: "www.asdasd.com/real+madrid+fc.php" OR "www.asdasd.com/page.php?query=real+madrid+fc" instead of "www.ascabsc.com/discussion/1234.php" Is it possible to integrate these features to vanilla?
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    Well, perhaps the friendly url add-on will help with that.

    The only thing missing is the error message / process to tell you the link is not there and do you want to add it? I don't know how you will do that.

    And the comments will be separate comments, not roled into one discussion item or comment.

    I still think, as others do, that you are stretching Vanilla. You would better be served using a wiki.
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    thanks for your help jimw, i know about wiki but i couldnt use it.. I want to use vanilla not only because of this issue but also because of its addons, its style.. this problem is the only one which stops me.. if i can solve the problem then i will open my online dictionary, encylopedia site immediately.. :)
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    There is nothing like that currently for Vanilla that I'm aware of. But I don't see why it couldn't be done with some programming. I'm not the person to ask because I'm just getting started with Vanilla, but your best bet would be to learn PHP and how Vanilla works internally.
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    Well, I'm a rather experimented programmer (few of my posts are still floating on the net from 82) and it took me 2 weeks before I begun to feel comfortable with Vanilla framework. This is not only a matter of learning PHP.
    But yes, nacres wished feature could be done, just a matter of time to do it.
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