[drupal-devel] [feature] Flexiforum modifications
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Mon Apr 11 05:07:11 UTC 2005
Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/20295
Category: feature requests
Assigned to: Anonymous
Reported by: pyromanfo
Updated by: pyromanfo
Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/flexiforum.patch (10.01 KB)
When I saw what was planned for the 4.6.0 forum improvements I was
intrigued and a little disappointed. On the one hand, it really did
make things easier. On the other hand, it was moving the forum module
further away from what I wanted to use it for, making it a little less
useful for me.
The main thing I wanted the forums for Drupal to do was allow me to use
any node type in the forums, following the generic node-based design of
Drupal itself. This actually pushed it further away from that goal,
having a specific walled-off section of the site that only forum posts
are allowed in, and now it's seperate from the other categories as
So I got to looking at the forum.module code and realized how easy it
would be to modify it to use any node type. That, combined with my
Quickpost project would allow me the node-generic forum posting I
wanted for my site.
Enough rambling, here's the goods.
This patch takes the CVS forum.module and allows users to see any node
types in the forums, such as stories, images, book pages, blog entries
and flexinode types. It's a suprisingly simple little patch, and if
you're like me wanted the forums to be a little more flexible, this
patch helps in that regard.
It's fairly simple, and I only did preliminary testing so let me know
what you think.
I don't think this'll get accepted into core, but I didn't know where
else to put it. It's too simple to be it's own module and I don't know
where else I'd put a patch. If this should be in the forums or
something, I'll put it there.
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