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Q: Better than guestbook script. ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Better than guestbook script.
Category: Computers
Asked by: anscaweb-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 15 Nov 2006 14:58 PST
Expires: 15 Dec 2006 14:58 PST
Question ID: 783073
How does a guestbook script work,how do other pages that a logged-on
user can post an addition to work,and how can I add a more ROBUST
script that will allow a user with a password to add a comment to my
webpage?Bad answers will be anything as simple as a javascript
guestbook script or as complex as knowing PERL.Good answers will
involve where to aquire or purchase data
handling services(hosting) that will best handle my task of forming a
paid directory listing service where the user fills out a form of the
listing information and the form info is automatically inserted into
my web-site,also generating a page for my user as a homepage.Many
things are required points to remember: the script must proof-read all
incoming data for illegal or pornographic content,all listings must
contain "required"fields,all postal and zip codes must be verified,
all listings must be alphabetically sorted and inserted into existing
listings in the proper order.All "banned" users must be unable to
access site.All users must pay by credit card.There is some leeway in
answering this question- any help that you can give is welcome- as
long as you don't offer me a simple javascript to paste into my
page.Anything that will cheaply solve one or more of the main points
is a good enough answer.
I will continue to re-post this Question,indicating which parts still
remain unanswered,untill the whole mess is solved.

Clarification of Question by anscaweb-ga on 15 Nov 2006 15:51 PST
              * automation of each step in directory formation is the
main concern,I want to avoid data-entry and proof-reading.Also-I don't
want to purchase software - I want to use a on-line solution or
              * low-cost is essential.
              * a script or data-handling method for use on a server
is preferred to a client-side solution.
              * I have already made the templates into which the data
will be inserted,but can add a reference to a script or make a few
small changes.
              * I will most likely handle the part about user log-on
and credit card payment myself unless this conflicts with use of a
hosting solution you can suggest.
              * remember that all data must get listed in alphabetical
order,and that new listings must not simply be appended,they must be
interpolated into the existing listings-also ,the list is a three part
list with a criteria for each classification mode-business
name,type(category),and physical location.So within type listing would
be the various categories(products or services) and then each one in a
category listed by business name alphabetically.The same for physical
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Better than guestbook script.
From: netspaceonline-ga on 19 Nov 2006 04:07 PST

Generally such complex requirements may require the need for a bespoke
guestbook development, there are many organisations which you can make
use of such as, etc which you can submit too and find
a developer who is willing to code the script for you. Sometimes this
works out better simply because more complex GuestBook scripts do not
tend to be free, so if you are having to pay for one with limited
features, you may as well see if you can obtain one which is custom
developed to your requirements at around the same price, dont forget
the more you want the higher the price.

I would suggest you also check out places like and as you may
find something there too, PHP / Perl etc.

Best of luck,

Tahir Ahmed

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