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Active Social Comments Module

by Will M on 30 Oct 2009 01:57 AM

We have been trying to make many of the core components within Active Social as reusable as possible.  This makes adding new features easier and keeps the overall package small.  Evidently I have been doing a better job of this than I realized. 

We have made several improvements within the Events area for the Active Social 1.3 release.  One more feature I wanted to add was the option for you to leave comments on events.  I thought this would be a good time to also extend the comments control so that it could be used in other areas as well.  First thing I did was add the comments control to the EventsView template.  All I had to do was specify one parameter with a token on the control and Events instantly had a comments section. 

Obviously, I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't realize this from the start.  The good news is that Active Social has the ability for you to use the comments feature anywhere on your site.  I've made a few minor changes for the 1.3 release so that you can specify something other than an Active Social token paramenter.  Once that is released, you should be able to place the control in a custom view then add it to any page as a module. 

Leave a comment and let me know if this will be useful to you or not.

    13 Comments for Active Social Comments Module

    SilverSurfer
    SilverSurfer
    30 Oct 2009 03:58 AM

    Definitely will be useful to have it reusable in all parts of the site. Thanks for adding it.

    Also you might consider having a rating option too, so a person could make a comment and also add a rating. If it were working now I would give this concept 5/5 stars :-)
    Smart-Thinker
    Smart-Thinker
    30 Oct 2009 04:31 AM
    http://www.pokerdiy.com
    Sounds like the Wall module on Facebook

    A good idea for sure! Familiar look and feel across entities is important, and ratings would be a great enhancement...
    Steven Webster
    Steven Webster
    30 Oct 2009 06:27 AM
    www.overlooktechnologies.com
    Sounds very useful. I agree with Rodney on ratings. Now to extend it beyond the confines of a specific DNN portal and connect AS comments anywhere (people's blogs, other sites, etc).
    Joe Pruitt
    Joe Pruitt
    30 Oct 2009 10:01 AM

    That's awesome Will! I was going to ask for this as a feature request and you just saved me the hassle. I'm not sure if it's possible but we have three ASP apps on our platform and ideally I'd like to be able to use this feature within these other apps. Thanks again and can't wait to test this out!

    -Joe
    citizen_elah
    citizen_elah
    30 Oct 2009 10:23 AM

    Yes! We were looking into whether we could find modules supporting sitewide comments functionality or code it ourselves just last week.
    Will Morgenweck
    Will Morgenweck
    30 Oct 2009 11:43 AM
    www.activemodules.com
    @All We do have a ratings control in the project. It needs a little more work. I want the ratings control to work the same way as the comments, but even to the point that you can rate comments. We will also support various rating configurations (1toN, +/-, like/dislike,etc)

    @swebster It could be used across portals. It could also be used like the auto registration method you described in another topic.

    @Joe If these are ASP.NET apps it will be easy. The comments control doesn't have any dependencies on DNN. If you are talking about classic ASP, then you would just use the client api from the control.



    Frank Wedde
    Frank Wedde
    01 Nov 2009 04:27 AM

    Looking forward to this! Great with the flexibility of various rating configs and the usage outside AS + DNN.
    Adam Jones
    Adam Jones
    01 Nov 2009 08:25 PM

    Great to hear!
    zymm
    zymm
    04 Nov 2009 03:25 PM

    Would be extremely, very, super useable! We have been experimenting with Google Friend Connect's comments/rating modules, but it's so abstracted there is no way to even let people know whether their content has been commented on. The AS comments DB table would be simple to integrate.
    Tareq
    Tareq
    18 Nov 2009 05:25 PM

    It will definately be useful. Do you have any plans to add the report this feature like your forum already have. That feature will reall ym help with my needs and keep my site free of profanity or inappropriate content.
    Jeff Blanks
    Jeff Blanks
    12 Apr 2010 08:25 PM

    Any further progress on this? Comments able to be used portal wide?
    Aaron LaBeau
    Aaron LaBeau
    07 Sep 2010 12:08 PM

    This add-on should be really useful for my site which currently uses Ventrian News Articles (Comments). For one thing simply having the same Avatar will be better for site integration; let alone the security and role-specific permissions to keep spam at bay. Great News!
    fatgeorge
    fatgeorge
    01 Dec 2010 06:45 AM

    Has there been any further development on this?

    I have been looking at various site wide rating and comment options but would rather use the AS method.
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