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linus72 05-01-2009 05:34 AM

How to have "forum" or at least "comment box" at website?
 
OK-how do I do that?
I wanna have a forum/etc at my site so people can suggest improvements and provide feedback.

TB0ne 05-01-2009 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3526546)
OK-how do I do that?
I wanna have a forum/etc at my site so people can suggest improvements and provide feedback.

You're not providing any useful information. What version/distro of Linux? Apache? What is your site written in (PHP? what?), do you need it interfacing with a database? Mail?

The only answer anyone here can give you at the moment is "well, go write the page to do it", since we don't have any other information. Check Hotscripts.com for some pre-written stuff...maybe they'll have something.

linus72 05-01-2009 10:44 AM

HEY I might have found the solution!
I found a free online forum service that links to your site!
I got it setup somewhat, so please anyone register and start posting complaints!
Really in foreign territory here, so any LQ members that have experience running a forum could help alot.
Just go to multidistro.com and click the forum link.
I need to redo the site-but just learning html...

pixellany 05-01-2009 11:03 AM

Quick google says that people typically use Javascript for this...(the simple dialog) You have obviously found the forum thing.

Quote:

I need to redo the site
I concur....(tone down the colors a bit??)

linus72 05-01-2009 11:06 AM

Javascript for a forum?
How?
Should I go with the free site or make my own?
I'm in deep water...

pixellany 05-01-2009 11:16 AM

Sorry---I was editing while you were replying. See my revised post.

linus72 05-01-2009 11:46 AM

I don't even really know what javascript is...

repo 05-01-2009 11:53 AM

Perhaps you can start with
http://www.w3schools.com/JS/default.asp

linus72 05-01-2009 12:29 PM

Problem is I'm kinda color blind

so what's the numbers for black, blue and red?
is there a color chart?
What colors should I use?
Thanks guys
First forum registrant gets a multidistro of their choice(CD/DVD/USB) of whatever size up to DVD.

hurry_hui 05-01-2009 12:36 PM

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so what's the numbers for black, blue and red?

Black = #00000
Blue = #0000FF
Red = #FF0000


Color consists of RGB from 00 to FF in hex.

repo 05-01-2009 12:39 PM

http://www.allprofitallfree.com/color-wheel2.html

repo 05-01-2009 12:54 PM

To be honest, the colors from the original forum where better then what you are using now.
Also, the main page from your site is very confusing, and the colors make my head spin.
Perhaps you should think about what you want to achieve with the site, and start from there.
You could make several pages, info, help, download, general...
or use frames.

If you need to tell people
Quote:

RED TEXT=DOWNLOAD LINK/Web Page
Then there is something wrong with the layout.

Remember, less is more

john test 05-01-2009 02:38 PM

phpbb is a very good forum that runs on linux
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=46
is the url for the phpbb forum once there you can ask for the site to download a package that includes apache progtp phpbb mysql. All you do then is unzip the packate into /opt/lampp and you have a running apache server with mysql for a database and the forum ready for configuration with titles etc

You would need to make sure your server host company allows such on their site. Some site are more limited than others.

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html is the site for the XAMPP package download


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