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Specific format on a first post.

 
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Hi,

I don't know if this is possible, but I'd like it, so I thought I'd just ask... Here's what I want to do:

In a certain forum beginning a new topic should open a form instead of the normal new topic page. Let me explain:
- I have a forum, which I'll now call Propositions. It is intended for users to make a proposition, after which all users can discuss it.
- The propositions always have common properties, only with different values, and a description. For all of the properties I want to have the user choose from a list of values (like here for the text colour and the font). The description should be a plain text-input field.

This is only for the opening post of a topic. After that the input should be normal for the discussion.

Can I do this, and if so... how?

Thanks,
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If you want for some specific forums, this will require some work to get it working correctly. If you want for all forums, then a couple of if() statements in post_form.htm will do the job.

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Well, it needs te be only for some forums. An input panel like this would not make sense in the "general" forum.

So it is possible.
Could you elaborate on how to do it ?
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