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messages/articles rating system

Yahya Elyasse
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 510

Hi guys,
I'm looking for an example of a servlet application for messages/articles posting and rating system.It should have the basic following functionnality:

1. User's can login or create account
- properties include id, first, last, email, zip, date created, customerProperty1, customerProperty2
2. Users can create messages (just HTML text) on the system in one of 16 cateogries ("Business", "Graphics", "Email",ie)
3. Messages the following properites: id, title (name), description, user (publishing the message), rating (1 to 5), contents (text), categoryID (point to category)
4. Categories has the following properites: id, name, description, number of messages in the category

5. Everone on the system can see the messages and navigate the categories
6. Registered users can rate messages an a scale to 1 to 5
7. Messages should be ranked by thoese with highest commulative ratings.

I would be very gratefull if someone could point me to any open source project similar to this one so i can build on top of it.

many thanks for your help.
Scott Selikoff
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Joined: Oct 23, 2005
Posts: 3753

I don't know if you're likely to find a general project like this for free since its a common comercial application. One of the reasons there isn't much general work like this is often the specific needs of users/administrators are far more complicated and detailed than could ever be achieved by a general application.

For general forum software though, phpBB is a good choice although I don't think its what you're really looking for.

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Bear Bibeault
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Moved to the Other Open Source Projects forum.

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