fredvee (@fredvee)

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  • In reply to: Plugin: lotsolinks

    I would like to know myself. See my previous post.

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    just a shot in the dark, you never know. Anyone from that period happen to still have a copy of this snippet of plugin of mine handy to pass it to me?

    Is there a relatively easy “bbpress way” to add a radio button instead of a text field?

    In reply to: Plugin: lotsolinks

    Thanks for the brainstorming!

    Exactly, something relevant to the keyword. Cause as things are now, they give ways to ‘cheat’ somehow, and for example put in very common keywords. This would be partially avoidable by blacklisting articles and stuff like that maybe. I think it would be cool to read the page they wanna promote and get the keywords from the meta-tag “keywords” in that page. Just cause it is less comfortable to change those just for a forum, I hope people have more interesting things to do :P Furthermore they would be supposed to be relevant to the content.

    But this introduces other complications… As far as I know this would imply the use of function calls like get_file_contents and stuff, that many hosters deny for not local files. There is a way to get around this by using the curl libraries (?), but will they be installed on the hoster?

    Your idea is cool cause it basically resolves the problem! The only flaw I see is this would improve the pagerank of GOOGLE and not of the poster’s website. Cause I was in a ‘business stuff’ mood… :P Yeah, it would raise the visit counts. And in a trend of helping the spread of informations sounds like a plan. If I’ve seen right, it would definitely be more ‘forum users’ oriented than ‘topic poster’ oriented.

    Let’s not forget what fel64 said… cause if this system is based on the keywords (not tags) I still tend to think it would spoil the content of the topic itself. While if all is shifted to the tags of the topic, the magic happens (links from google, whatever) if the topic is well formatted (good tags etc.)

    But it’s early in the morning again, sorry.

    In reply to: Plugin: lotsolinks

    Yes I understand now, and your observation makes very much sense. I’m just not much into the structure of bbpress. That’s why I wanted feedback :)

    It would change the plugin, but triggering this substitution by the tags of a topic instead of the website’s content translates into: “make good topics not exclusively about your website AND choose good tags for what you’re posting and you’ll get links back”. Will work into that direction =)

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    Well yes, it’s not exactly “serious” or “poetic”…

    I don’t understand what you mean by using those tables. Watch out, calling them tags might have been misleading from me. Maybe keywords was better, cause they are supposed to be related to the content of the user’s website.

    It’s all about traffic. What the topic poster might get is one more link back to his site. The price to pay is to post topics on your board… Now I see that this might lead to topics just about his website content…

    I dunno, maybe it was too late at night for me that night :P It was the intellitxt concept that inspired me.

    In reply to: Plugin: lotsolinks

    Am I bozo at my third post or is it just plain uninteresting? Feedback anyone?

    My first idea was to get the tags from the metatag “keywords” of the page submitted, but I couldn’t get around my hoster denying the use of fopen or readfile.

    Alright! Somehow I had to do like this to get to it:

    global $topic_id;

    $topic = get_topic($topic_id);

    $topic_poster_id = $topic->topic_poster;

    Nevermind, it works.


    Trent: how did you solve the plugin not updating the database and data not showing up? Is it supposed to work now? Cause it’s not working for me.

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