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How do I go about adding a comment form

 4:02 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would like to add an "Ask a question" forum section on a website of mine. I do not want a complex forum - just a form where people would enter their name, subject and question and then I would answer it. Of course I want all this to happen online - kind of like Yahoo Answers.

I need some directions on how to do this. Probably I would need a script. Any help appreciated. Thanks.



 8:54 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

need more info to help you...

-hosting setup (linux based or microsoft based server)
-language of choice (php, asp, asp.net)
-database (mysql, access, sql server or xml file)




 9:10 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi Mike,

Site is hosted on a Linux server.
I'm not a programmer so there's no question about a language of choice. My host supports PHP language and MYSQL databases.

I should add that I do not need a comment form within an existing page, but a form that would let my visitors create new pages when asking questions.



 10:43 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

After doing some more research I've found that I need a FAQ/knowledge base script. Found a few on HotScripts. Suggestions are very welcome for a SE friendly such software that would be easy to integrate into my website.


 12:59 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

This simple online form generator might be helpful to you, I use it for email contact forms on a couple of my sites. its quite flexible and easy: wufoo

[edited by: engine at 8:46 am (utc) on Feb. 26, 2008]


 9:14 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Be sure to cloak it with javascript, keeps the spam bots out... ;-)

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