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jbear123
08-08-2007, 11:45 AM
Hi,

Is there any way I can create automatic comment forms (like on youtube), that users can fill in. I'd like the comment to appear under a picture or a video, but so I can delete them if they are inappropriate.

Or should I just set up a normal form that sends me the comment via e-mail, and add the comment myself on bluevoda?

Thanks,

Jon

philipc9635
08-08-2007, 04:02 PM
Hey Jon

I think you should set up a form as shown in the Tutorials then comment yourself on Blue Voda.

Why?: Because unless you set up a secure form your site will be spammed with unrelevent comments.

By using e-mail you can edit the comments and simply delete the spam.
Just my thoughts!!!

jbear123
08-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Hi,

Thanks Phil. I was thinking this may be the best way to do it, but it will take up time that I don't have. I was hoping someone might come up with some amazing programming that allows me to quickly accept or decline comments before they appear on the site. But I guess thats unlikely!

Thanks for your comments.

Jon

Watdaflip
08-08-2007, 09:36 PM
There might be something on hotscripts.com for a general comment use. Websites like youtube have custom scripts setup that are fully integrated with the rest of the website.

jbear123
08-09-2007, 09:41 AM
Thanks. I'll check that out.

navaldesign
08-09-2007, 10:19 AM
The start is always a form. However, you need a database driven script: the comments from the form get stored in the database, and then they appear on the page. You can have full management on the comments by entering the database administration interface.

A standard BV guestbook could do the job. However, monitoring is always required to avoid spammers. The email method will save you spam, but will add manual work

jbear123
08-09-2007, 01:31 PM
Thanks navaldesign. I think the guest book is perfect but I'm having trouble making it work. The tutorial assumes you know how to upload guestbookdb.php - what is this and where do I get it?! There seems to be general forum confusion about this too as I look around!

Thanks,
Jon

navaldesign
08-09-2007, 04:31 PM
You DON'T need to upload anything. When you insert a gustbook in your page, BV will automatically upload all necessary files. You only need to customize your guestbook as for style and admin password. It might give you an errorwhen you first visit the page online, but this error will disappear as soon as you make the first post (I.e. "Please post your comments here! "

jbear123
08-09-2007, 05:10 PM
Thanks alot! That would explain why there is such confusion, the tutorial is unclear as to wether you have to upload it yourself!
Thanks,

Jon