20 Jan 2005
03 Jun 2009
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I need to write a customized discussion forum as a Sitefinity module. I have read the arguments on building a new module based on the Generic Content module, and they are pretty compelling (the re-use of built-in functionality: categories, tags, security, etc.). All of which I will want.
Would a discussion forum fit the Generic Content module format? I have see the products and people examples and those are great, but they are for a single, what I would traditionally call, "table" of data. When a discussion forum will have topics, messages, message scores, attachments per message, etc., will it fit the Generic Content mold? Or, would each be a module, and they would all interact together? If I remember reading correctly, the canned forums module is not using the Generic Content module...is this why?
Slight tangent, is there a place to go to see (and maybe download) modules others have created? I learn best by example. ;)