I am looking for a coder who can come up with a lightweight PHP / mySQL forum. I recommend having a look at [url removed, login to view] to learn how I would like it.
Admin Area (password protected) to create / edit and remove categories
Registration is not required as our current system uses sessions (no cookies etc). This means before a user can post, $_SESSION[user] must exist or the post / reply form will not show.
Example category View:
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I basically want the most minimalistic forum possible (no profiles / registration / edit / move etc).
Note: I am not interested in any existing product (Don't suggest phpbb / vb / iob etc - I want it more light wight than any existing forum script). PHP/mysql is a must - cant be perl / ruby etc.
id category desc visible
postid topicid title content poster date isfirstpost ip
We use the forum_categories table to fetch the list of categories. Once entered we display a pagination (have posts per page in [url removed, login to view]) and show the title and number of replies only.
Since we have isfirstpost in our table we show them in the topic view. If it's a new post we insert a 1 into the isfirstpost so we know its the first post. We then get the number of rows for the same postid where isfirstpost is 0 to count the replies to one topic. Topic view has pagination also (able to set in config)
A admin flag
if $_SESSION[admin] = true
allows the admin to remove single posts
(delete from forum_posts where postid = XX)
or the whole topic
(delete from forum_posts where topicid = XX)
As you can see it's a very quick job and can be done in a very short time. If I had time I would just do it myself but since I don't Ill try scriptlance once again.
Looking forward to realistic bids and your guess how long it will take you. I will only consider fair offers and bids containing your deadline and your hourly rate.