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