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Discussion in 'PHP' started by Plutonic, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. #1
    I am bloody hopeless at PHP.

    But I was thinking, I had an idea for a script and if any of the guys here were to give it a shot it would be great.

    What Is It?:


    A point based WordPress plugin.

    The Basic Idea:

    People post comments (or stories) and earn point, there will be a sidebar widget (like "Top Commentators") to show a list of the top 5 people with the most points, and the people can use a form to cash in the points for text or banner advertising on the blog.

    So just for posting a few comments you could get a backlink or banner!

    If anyone could give it a shot that would be awesome, and if anyone gets it working I will promote it highly (you get full rights of course, you can sell it etc.) as long as I can get a free copy :D

    So, if anyone thinks they know how to do it, shoot me a pm and I might be able to explain it clearer!

    Cheers!
    SEMrush
     
    Plutonic, Sep 18, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
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    rcj662 Guest

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    Sounds like it would be a good idea for a forum also.
     
    rcj662, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    Yeah, but there is already a points system for forums.

    I don't think there is anything like this for blogs!

    I hope someone makes it, I would love to use this on my sites, it increases commenting, which also increases returning visitors and traffic.
     
    Plutonic, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  4. omgitsfletch

    omgitsfletch Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, I'll look into this fellas. I've been looking to branch out into the small script marketplace, and this might be a good first project. I'll keep you updated.
     
    omgitsfletch, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    Seems like it will get spammed to death.

    People post comments for a quick link anyway. Now spammers have even more incentive.
     
    Synchronium, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  6. omgitsfletch

    omgitsfletch Well-Known Member

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    Synchronium, it will just mean what it's always meant, that any decent forums will have good moderators to filter the garbage.
     
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    This is for a blog, right?
     
    Synchronium, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    omgitsfletch Well-Known Member

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    Whoops, my mistake. In that case, depends how time the owner wants to invest in policing his blog. I'm sure a creative programmer could come up with ways to detect spammers, anyway.
     
    omgitsfletch, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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    So it's like a karma system for comments?
     
    Cesay, Sep 18, 2007 IP
  10. omgitsfletch

    omgitsfletch Well-Known Member

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    Kind of, but with the reward for good karma being able to purchase backlinks or ad banners for your site.

    I think it really has some potential, as long as the programmer involved takes into account how scheming end users can be, and builds in some safeguards. Immediately I can think of link approval (don't want the user posting a backlink to Goatse, etc), maybe point expiration/purchase limitation (for fairness, don't want somebody banking up and buying every eligible backlink), and I'm sure a load of other issues.
     
    omgitsfletch, Sep 18, 2007 IP
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