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Online forum solution for writing reviews

Looking for a online forum/bbs solution for posting reviews.

5:07 am on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am working on building a forum-based website where users can write reviews. Each posting would need to include a rating option. Would phpBB be able to handle this?

Otherwise, any other suggestions of good forum/bbs tools for building this type of site?

6:46 pm on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)


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That sounds like it would require custom coding, macman23.

How do you hope this will work? One thread for a product (or movie, song, etc.) into which each user can post a review and rating? Or some other setup?

8:22 pm on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I can handle a little PHP/MySQL coding, but the less, the better. =) I plan on having users post topics for a certain products and ratings (i.e. 1 to 5) along with it. I guess it would be helpful to have three fields for users to post:

1) Product name
2) Text of review
3) Rating (1 to 5)

Other users could post ratings within the thread and the totals would be averaged. I think I have seen something similar to this within the phpBB.com forums.

I could set up the database and PHP pages for this myself, but I would like the flexibility the phpBB system offers. Is there some way to combine the two?