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krets
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From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 07-14-2003 04:20

OK, here's the deal. I'm looking for a software package that I can install to do something similar to what you see at hotornot. What I'm looking to do is create a photographic competition site to go along with a community that a friend and I are starting on LiveJournal.

The features I need are:

- User accounts
- Ability for users to upload photos
- A rating system like Hot Or Not
- Possibly an automated system to show the highest scoring photo
- Some kind of "anti-cheating" system based on either IP address or logged in user

Take a look at http://www.dpchallenge.com I want to do something like that only far more simplistic.

I've been looking at HotScripts and have found several packages but I thought I'd ask around a bit before I started downloading a bunch of crap. I'm willing to pay for a good package if that's what it takes.

Any suggestions?

:::11oh1:::

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 07-14-2003 04:49

coppermine is as close as I've seen to the feature set you're describing but it falls short in the area of anti cheat. I'm assuming this about the anti cheat after a quick look, haven't looked too deeply into it...

I actually have it set up from a few days back but haven't messed with it much. Holler at me on Q if you want me to set you up for a full admin test drive, I'm in and out this evening.

Jason

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 07-14-2003 04:51

Wow, that definitely has some of the features I'm looking for but seems a bit complex for what I'm trying to do. KISS is my mantra baybee!

:::11oh1:::

Emperor
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From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-14-2003 05:05

krets: There was some magazine tutorial on creating a HotOrNot script in PHP a while ago which looked good to goand that would get you part of the way there anyway. Bang in some kind of user authentication and a few tweaks and.......

I can dig it out and pass it on if you want.

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JKMabry
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From: out of a sleepy funk
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posted posted 07-14-2003 06:03
quote:
- User accounts
- Ability for users to upload photos
- A rating system like Hot Or Not
- Possibly an automated system to show the highest scoring photo
- Some kind of "anti-cheating" system based on either IP address or logged in user



simple you say? =D

oh yeah, that copper mine thing has a templating system that consists of 3 files, it's brilliant for ease of skinning.

Jason

[This message has been edited by JKMabry (edited 07-14-2003).]

DL-44
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From: under the bed
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posted posted 07-14-2003 17:56

Mmm, I gotta agree with JK on that...with that list of features, it isn't going to come "simple" =)

Emperor
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From: Cell 53, East Wing
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posted posted 07-14-2003 18:25

DL is right (as always) but you could do something interesting like taking the script I mentioned and bolting it onto phpBB - you could use it for the user authentication and it should be possible to tap into its discussion threads to provide a comments section below the picture. That would handle most of the requirements.....

The anti-cheating would be failry simple from there - I'm not sure what you want but do you want to have one vote/user or just to stop flood voting?

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krets
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From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 07-14-2003 19:19

heh Emps, I think you're assuming that I know a bit more about PHP than what I actually do. Actually, a LOT more.

I think the way to go would be to allow only registered users to vote on photos. This is going to go along with a LiveJournal community a friend and I are creating so the user base is going to be fairly small.

:::11oh1:::

Emperor
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From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-14-2003 20:48

krets:

quote:
heh Emps, I think you're assuming that I know a bit more about PHP than what I actually do. Actually, a LOT more.



Well it sounds like you have the perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty and learn a bit too - 'hooks' like this are a great way to get to know PHP quickly. However, I wasn't suggesting you do it on your own

There might be a system out there which does everything you want, of course, but if there isn't this would be a useful and handy script. A lot of us are looking into hacking phpBB and using it as the basis for a site and this would be an interesting thing to fiddle with. I can throw in the hotornot style script and we should be able to kicking that around and seeing what comes from it.

Thoughts everyone?

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Emperor
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posted posted 07-14-2003 21:00

I dug out some links too but they are commercial and/or don't meet your specs:
http://irater.e-techstudios.com/
http://hollyfield.port5.com/date/
http://script-central.com/docs.php?script=Rate%20This
http://www.phpwelt.de/archiv/arcscript.php?arcid=1607

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JKMabry
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posted posted 07-15-2003 02:35

Upon further fiddle it has anti-cheat as well, so it's yer package dude. I didn't look into how the anti-cheat was handled, via cookie, ip log or some other. I can check later if the method is that critical to you.

Jason

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 21:17

I think Emps is on to a great idea there.. there are all sorts of phpBB hacks out there and this would be better than most.. as far as hacking phpBB, its not rocket science, but its not really easy either. I had built my site completely from scratch, but when I added the forums I wanted to have a single login so I integrated the site and forums.

personally though, for a hotornot type site, I would build it myself.. while the list of features you want may seem daunting, its really not that difficult with a little planning and knowing what it would take for each item on the list.


Emperor
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posted posted 07-16-2003 15:02

Lurch: Yep I have been hacking phpBB and it shouldn't be any hassle extending the user authentication into this script. I suppose its up to krets on what he wants to do. Technically all the work has been done already its just a matter of making things work together.

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Emperor
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From: Cell 53, East Wing
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posted posted 07-17-2003 04:12

A similar question was raised here:
http://forums.devshed.com/t70520/s.html

and no one had a good answer there either

Interesting link - is this similar to what you want?
www.photoshopcontest.com

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