[development] Nodes content within nodes solution developement?

Carl Mc Dade carl_mcdade at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 13 12:10:56 UTC 2006

Yes, I have decided to use an association table and nodeapi. I'm a bit hung though because I forgot to ask for a complete business model. I am unsure about "whom" is going to be the end user of such a capability, bloggers? admin? forum moderators? Or should it be open to all and subject to moderation. Once I get these out of the way then I will start in.

I appreciate all the input and you can keep it coming. But the one thing that is missing in the responses is the main question. Frequently after someone tries to make a contribution they are stopped because their project is similar or the same as another ongoing project. To avoid this collision I thought to ask if anyone has a project that is even remotely like this?

Suuch Solutions <drupal at suuch.com> wrote: I've done something similar that essentially redirects all comments to a non-forum node to an assigned forum node. Yes, it's a matter of hook_nodeapi, a table to keep track of associations, and hook_link. Post count ( e.g. 1 comment, 2 comments) is already handled by the comment.module once you know the associated forum topic nid.
 I can send you code snippets if this description is not enough.
 On 12/08/06, Jeff Eaton <jeff at viapositiva.net > wrote: 
    A site I've been working on has almost *exactly* the same requirement. It's still in development, so the code doesn't exist yet (urgh), but our conclusion was:  
 Use nodeapi's insert $op to intercept new blog posts. When they're saved, programmatically create a forum post with the blog post's teaser and a link pointing to the 'full' blog entry. In nodapi's 'view' $op, add a link at the bottom of the blog post to 'discuss this post' that points to the forum topic in question. It would work best when blog posts have comments disabled; that way there's only one place to discuss a given blog post. The end result is that blog posts point to the forum for discussion. It would probably work best if there was a dedicated forum category for those types of posts.  
 I'm not sure if that's helpful, but it's the flow we came up with. There's some sample code for programmatically creating forum nodes in the 'devel' module's generate-content.php  script. It handles the proper linking of taxonomies and updating of post counts, etc.


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From: Carl Mc Dade [mailto:  carl_mcdade at yahoo.com] 
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That type of solution is a bit too complicated to set up and administrate. 

What we are looking at is a integration of two types of community user. The blogger and the forum user. A blogger consistently writes on topics but may not do so in a way that it sparks a forum. They may be just blah blahing. But sometimes they may blog on a topic that fits in with a Forum category. In this case we would like the user to be able to take a blog and insert it inline into the first post. This is so that comments and replies land in the right venue. Also the blogger or site administrator does not have moderate blog comments and replies this is left up to the moderators of the Forum.  



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