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    Question Forum- Linking Posts To Threads

    "hey everyone, i am new to CodingForums.com so im sorry if i am posting this in the wrong area."
    I am currently trying to make myself a forum, i am using dreamweaver mx, and i am familiar with most asp commands, i am using ASP vb script, and am having trouble with coding my forum, i havent started coding yet cause i dont know where to begin, i have been searching the internet for a while now trying to find a tutorial to help me, but i have had no luck.
    i am after someone to point me in the right direction on where i should start, and how the code should be, should i link the posts to the threads by ID's , i have no idea at the moment. i also need help setting up a database, using MSaccess, wat tables do i need ect.
    Please Help me.
    Thanx

    -Baleric.

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    Last edited by Baleric; 02-02-2005 at 08:51 AM.

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    i think jaywhy13 asked this a few weeks ago, someone did at least cos i answered, try searching for posts by me with the word forum in (or something like that, threads, posts, forum.. whatever they should all be in there somewhere it was a pretty big post.. i think the thread was called like "need help with forum" or something.. you could try searching threads started by jaywhy13 containing "forum"

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    Hi Baleric, welcome to coding forums. If you've not already searched like Ghell advised, check these threads for an answer to your question.

    http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=468

    http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=48743
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    thank you very much guys, this helps me understand alot more then wat i already knew... im going to start on it tomorrow please keep looking here because i will most defianetly get stuck sooner or later and need more guidence from u guys ...
    "also Ghell, i read that u have made alot of asp forums, i know im asking alot but can u please send me ur most basic forum, so i can try to learn from it ("i definatley wont copy, i just would like a reference") , im currently studying multimedia at tafe and will need do so this eventually, so im jsut trying to get a head start, also i have downloaded other forums but they are all protected some how and wont let me look at anything."

    thanx alot, please help.
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    i think webwizguide has an open source asp forum but im not sure, it confused me all those years ago so i made my own

    basically you just need a table of users, categories, forums, threads, posts

    just remember the hierarchy for it is
    categories > forums > threads > posts
    and you should be fine

    ie each thread MUST be in a forum, each forum MUST be in a category (you can omit categories if you want but i would advise against it as it makes it a lot easier to expand, just start with a single category and go from there )

    i wont post any forums as the more asp i write, the worse the old pages seem

    if you look at my first forums its insane how i have written them, im suprised my server didnt hurt me cos i wrote them so badly


    i would also advise that if you want to make it skinable you should write the html with pretty much only style classes (like <td class="..">..</td> and <span class="..">..</span>

    then use a style.css to do all of these

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    thanx alot ghell, ill give this webwiz guide a look...

    -Baleric

    i just posted the message and relised how much u wrote and how much i wrote, sorry for not riting a big message. lol.
    Last edited by Baleric; 02-03-2005 at 12:08 PM.


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