Addon to associate more metadata with a thread
OK so I've posted two questions already. This is the last new thread today I promise! This one is a different question.
I'm new here but have been reading about how to write addons.
I'm interested in writing an addon that allows the original poster (just the first person to start a thread) to put some metadata with their post. I know there are tags, but I'm thinking of something more general, and in addition to tags. Like,
- An arbitrary text box (in addition to the title and actual post box, a custom one for a custom purpose)
- A dropdown list of five items (similar to the existing "Category" dropdown, but for a different purpose)
- A set of radio buttons or checkboxes.
All of the above input will be formatted by the addon, and presented in a standardized format as the first post in the discussion thread.
So, instead of a post that just consists of the text as it was typed in the box, the first post would consist of something generated by the addon which may look like this:
Language: ruby Minimum requirements: 0.23.3 Text: [the text the user pasted]
Just the first post is special; then all subsequent comments on this thread will be the regular type of comment with no bells and whistles.
Can anyone offer some pointers?