this is very off-topic, because I’m not expecting to use FW for this … but since I have only ever used FW for my website and it’s all I know, I hoped someone here, amongst the experienced users, could give me some pointers.
I am about to setup a web-forum for a very small number of users. It will be invitation only, with 50-100 users max. We are professional photographers and the goal is the sharing and discussion of our work. My intention is to use one of the many web-forum templates.
The Question :
I have a couple of specific features I would like to implement and I’m not sure of the best way to go about implementing them. Here’s what I want to do :
1/ The main goal is to share images. I would like these to be keyword searchable and to be stored on a central server.
2/ We do not want people who do not contribute, so we have settled on a points system, which we would like to be automated.
Posting an image, get points.
Each day that goes by without an image posted, points are removed.
Points are displayed dynamically, next to the member’s name. When they drop below say <10, they are displayed in red.
When no points are left, a warning email is sent, then finally the account is deleted.
I’d like all of this to be automated.
3/ New members are anonymously proposed by existing members. The existing member fills in a page with some text (why they are proposing) and a url for the proposed photographers website. The system then automatically sends 5 emails to a RANDOM choice of existing forum members (except the person posting). They reply anonymously with a YES or a NO and the proposed new member is either voted in, or refused.
Any help that anyone can offer would be very much appreciated. I’m a bit lost about how I should be proceeding with this.
Oh! And any suggestions for the most suitable web-forum software would be welcome too. The choice is completely bewildering.
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