[drupal-devel] Q: Custom node types in forums?

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Tue Sep 20 19:28:32 UTC 2005

There is some custom forum solution in contrib which allows you to have
any kind of node in forums. This is highly unlikely to change in Drupal
4.7, as we are in feature freeze, but a good item to discuss for 4.8 (5.0?)


David Cohen wrote:
> I posted this question <http://drupal.org/node/30980> some time ago and
> got zero response.  I'm following up here because I'd like to hear from
> Drupal experts before I pursue it any further.
> Briefly (this repeats content from the link above), I've created a new
> node type.  It's an event with dates, location and other data.  I want
> the event discussed in my forums, but I don't want to create a new forum
> entry in parallel with my event node.  I'd like my event node itself to
> appear in the forums, as well as other places on the site (event
> calendar, etc).
> So my idea is that forums should include any node of any type, as long
> as it is associated with a forum taxonomy term.  That is, if I create
> any node at all and give it the taxonomy term Forum->Events, it will
> appear in my Events forum.
> The current forum package does not work this way.  It only shows nodes
> of type 'forum' and has a forum table which includes all forum nodes.  I
> think both of these 'limitations' could be removed.  Unless of course
> there is good reason for them that I do not see.  Which is why I'm
> asking now.
> As I said in my earlier post, I'm willing to contribute to this if
> others like the idea.  Thanks for your input,
> -Dave

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