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04-20-2006, 07:30 AM
Not sure if this is already possible or not but it would be really nice to be able to allow custom fields when a user posts a Reply/Comment to a review.


1. Where did you buy this product?
2. How long have you used this product for?
3. Strengths
4. Weaknesses

The Geek
04-20-2006, 07:37 AM
Totally possible Richy - and you don't have to look at a scrap of HTML or php to do it ;)

Its very much possible with 1.x too, it just requires creating a custom module to capture the data.

04-20-2006, 08:04 AM
ah, Sweet :)

05-16-2006, 02:57 PM

I have figured out how to have custom fields in new posts, but I cant see how I can specify how to have custom fields in replies.

Can you help please?

The Geek
05-16-2006, 05:41 PM
er... you cant. They are tied to the first post only (same with modules). Now I re-read your first post I see that I kind of misread it :(

05-16-2006, 05:44 PM
:eek: :eek:

The Geek
05-16-2006, 06:21 PM
tell me about it DOH!

06-07-2006, 02:08 PM
Would it be posible to introduce this at all?

It would then basically save me having to buy ReviewPost to do product reviews.

The Geek
06-07-2006, 02:42 PM
Not with the current framework. Custom fields and GAR entires are all tied to threads making them a 1:1 relationship. Changing it to relate to posts is potentially possible, however would require a total rethink of how GARS works behind the scenes :(

06-07-2006, 02:53 PM
ok, never mind :)

07-13-2006, 04:37 AM
If I may, I'd like to see this feature, custom fields in replies, available in future releases. Then again, since it'll require a modified/different framework it could be released as a separate product; or possibly an addon to this one. :)

The Geek
07-13-2006, 07:12 AM
Ill keep it in mind - but as I said, it would be hard to do without changing the core product. :(

07-13-2006, 12:19 PM
Thanks for keeping it in mind. :)

Just on an experiment I played with it and came up with a temporary, but workable solution. Notice in the attachment below that the replies have a pros and cons custom fields. It was done using custom BB codes. :) Oh, and I customized the first post too. What do you think? :D

*Please excuse the vB's default template. I'm on a testing board and haven't worked on a template yet. :)

The Geek
07-13-2006, 01:18 PM
interesting :)

Ill keep you updated as progress is made - however I doubt it will make it into the 2.0 feature set. I am rewriting 3.0 from the ground up and could possibly incorporate then.

07-13-2006, 01:50 PM
Wow! Working on the 3.0 already? You're definitely on a roll. :) In any case, I'd appreciate any updates given.

I'll also post other templates as I make them. :)

The Geek
07-13-2006, 01:57 PM
Funnily enough - yes. I was totally rewriting from the ground up around Beta 2, but then realized it would drag the beta stage out months, so I decided to focus on completing the project as is before the 'cleanse by fire'.
I am rewriting the core of many of my projects now to take proper benefit of OOP techniques which will enable me to have a stronger foundation to grow from.
This will also enable me to roll out some wicked projects I have in the wings much faster and easier :)

07-13-2006, 07:52 PM
I hear you. I can relate as with my current (live site) design, for every upgrade it's difficult. I had to re-think how I did my templates and .php files and that is why I'm doing stuff again from the ground up.

I'm looking forward to what you have in store for us. At this point do you know if the upcoming versions will support vB 3.5.4 too or only 3.6.+?

The Geek
07-13-2006, 08:03 PM
most likely 3.6 only. By the time it sees the light of day, 3.54 will be behind us. Remember that I have other projects that need evolving first :)

07-14-2006, 11:33 AM
Understandable. :)

11-06-2006, 03:25 PM

Any news on having custom fields in replies Geek?

The Geek
11-08-2006, 12:58 AM
Nope... Im now knee deep in GAL 5.0 :)