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3/28/2011 5:18:01 PM
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Force E-Mail Entry for Comments

Does the current comment system support the entry of e-mail addresses instead of URL by any setting already in place in MojoPortal?  If not, is such an enhancement on the roadmap?  I've got a customer request for this, and to be honest, e-mail addy makes more sense than URL for comments for b2c sites.  Thanks!

4/2/2011 8:44:03 AM
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Re: Force E-Mail Entry for Comments

I agree with you completely. Its on the Road Map to implement a better internal comment system. Currently you could use external comment systems such as IntenseDebate or Disqus to get this functionality.

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4/2/2011 4:35:48 PM
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Good to hear - any idea about the timeframe? Debating on tackling the edit myself, or waiting until it's in a release.

9/13/2011 7:29:59 PM
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Re: Force E-Mail Entry for Comments

Following up on this; client's asked about it again, and not really interested in the 3rd-party solution. I can add it easily enough, and donate the coding back into the project - if it's in progress, I'll refrain. Any update on this?

9/14/2011 11:30:53 AM
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Re: Force E-Mail Entry for Comments

Hi Carole,

Its not in progress and I don't have an eta at this point other than to say that after web farm support it is one of my higher priorities to implement a new comment sub system as well as a new category sub system. The idea is to be able to re-use these sub systems across any feature that wants to attach comments or use categories so that we don't have to implement it over and over in each feature, whereas the current blog comments is just an internal part of the blog.

If you want to work on an interim solution you could try making the most minimal changes required to the existing blog comment system to allow capturing the email instead of the web url using web.config settings to control the needed changes such as different regex validation and labels to be shown while keeping the current functionality as the default. Since it is an interim solution I would just use the same field in the db, because if a new field is added it must be implemented for all the different databases before it could be included. I would consider including such changes but my preference is to just wait until I do get to the new comment system.

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Joe

9/14/2011 12:40:18 PM
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Joe,

Thanks for the update; that seems like a reasonable interim solution, and it should hold her over until the next upgrade I do - thanks for the suggestion!

9/14/2011 12:50:54 PM
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Sounds good. To make sure its easy to integrate your changes, be sure to work from the latest code in the repository, put comments around each of your changes so it is easy for me to find them and when you are finished just zip up the modified files and send them to me. I'll review the modified files for your changes and copy them into my copy possibly with small changes or edits of my own, I won't be just replacing the files with yours so the comments wrapping your changes will be needed to make it easy for me. If you add labels to the .resx file just make note of the keys and values somewhere in comments and I'll add those to my copy as well. Then I will let you know once your changes have been integrated and pushed to the repository.

I'm shooting for a new release before the end of the month so the changes would need to either be completed pretty soon or will have to wait for after this release to integrate them for the following release.

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Joe

9/14/2011 1:05:18 PM
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Re: Force E-Mail Entry for Comments

If your next release is that close, I'll just wait until afterwards - I'd scheduled her upgrade for the end of the month, so that ties in with letting me get caught up on everything else I'm currently working on. Thanks!

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