SQL Server Performance

Article comments/ratings

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by Argyle, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Argyle New Member

    Would it be possible to add some kind of comment and/or rating features to the articles published? Like creating an article comment thread in the forum?

    /Argyle
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

  3. satya Moderator

    Rather starting another forum, why not link the comments/feedback on the article itself.<br />(just a thought, its Monday morning <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> )<br /><br />_________<br />Satya SKJ<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.Com<br />
  4. bradmcgehee New Member

    Currently, all of the articles are static HTML, although adding a link to rate each article would not technically be difficult, it would be very time consuming, as I would have to manually edit every article (each in its own web page). Right now, I am barely able to keep up with day to day activity, let along start another task. Anyone got any good ideas on how to make such an implemention easy and fast?

    I see the benefit in such an idea, but don't know how I can fit it into my schedule.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  5. ChrisFretwell New Member

    Is there 'voting' available on this site? If so, when an article is posted, the name of the article (and a link if necessary) can be added to a forum called 'articles' and people who read the article could vote, using some predetermined scale. If no one votes, then either no one read the article or no one thought it was worth noting. IF there no way to setup voting here, ignore this suggestion.

    Chris
  6. vbkenya New Member

    Macromedia Dreamweaver (and maybe other tools) offers a 'templates' features that allows you to create - and script - a file once and then apply or wrap that page around any other pages on your site. Any changes to that template page will be propagated to any and all pages that use it.

    All you have to do is to make sure that your template has the code to rate the page. I am assuming you will be using some form of ASP script with the Ms Access backend that comes with the Snitz forum. Any other approach will not go well with your schedule - although delegating this specific forum admin task to a willing member might be close second in your list of options if you decide to implement this feature.



    Nathan H.O.
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com
  7. bradmcgehee New Member

    I did about 4 hours research on adding a rating system to articles. First, I looked for potential off-the-shelf scripts. I found a few, but none seemed to be just right. I also looked at some code I can buy, but again, none seemed just right. Also, based on my reseach, I would estimate it would take me about 16-24 hours to code such a feature. As I mentioned before, I don't have that much time right now. Anyone like to volunteer?

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com

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