GEO targetted forum and bbPress stability
I’m about ready to start integrating bbPress into my site. I plan to make extensive modifications, so much so that it would probably not resemble bbPress at all when I’m done.
This is my idea. I’m going to have 51 forums (1 for each state + DC) and then tag each forum post with latitude and longitude of the city from which the user posted. So if a user posts a message from my New York City page, it will be tagged with the longitude and latitude of New York City.
Then I would like to sort of auto generate forums for each city by using proximity searches. So say the user loads a page in Rochester, NY. I can search the NY State forum for all the posts within X miles of Rochester, NY.
I have all the MySQL latitude/longitude stuff figured out using MySQL spacial indexes.
My question is whether or not you think this is possible with bbPress, and second if I go ahead and make extensive modifications to bbPress and can not easily upgrade, is the current version stable enough to “live with” for quite awhile?
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