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embedding additonal form fields into the "new discussion / new comment" page

edited January 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi, fairly new to Rails and very new to Vanilla. My project is complete from scratch effort, no legacy issues to worry about or work around. I am not sure which bbs, maybe / hopefully, Vanilla. Several requirements must be met. Requirement - I wish to have two types of "posts". The standard discussion post like we have on this site, and a very domain specific type of post (for my "business" domain). I have seen this type of thing done on certain phpbb sites. The new discussion / new comment form has additional controls in it (in addition to the basic "select the category / enter the discussion / whisper / enter coments / format comments as " fields, there would also be business domain specific fields (basically some combo boxes and check boxes). Of course, I would also need to propagate the values from these business domain fields into my rdbms (mysql) . Basically, this will allow me to have a "special category" of post which has more data associated with it. These special posts will provide my users with some additional structured data. I assume this is possible in an extensible bbs like Vanilla. Just wondering if it has been done and if there are any guidelines / examples / extensions to help in doing this. thanks, and my compliments on interesting technology.

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    This is exactly the type of thing I need e.g. drop downs, check boxes and date pickers added to the new discussion form. I'm going to follow this discussion with interest.
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    Some examples are both of Jazzman's attachments extensions (1, 2), Vote 1, and Discussion Tags. There may be others.
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