Re: Classifieds script
My message board now has the ability for advertisers to delete their
My approach was thus:
When an ad is posted, a random 6 character password is created, and
an encrypted version is saved along with the ad.
An e-mail is sent to the advertiser with a link to the delete script,
which includes the raw password. The delete script encrypts the
password and then finds the message where the password matches. It
then re-writes the data file, omitting the matched record.
I also wrote an admin script which allows me to delete out-of-date,
and off-topic ads. This was very simple to do.
The script reads the data one line at a time into an array and
creates a html document with a link in each line which includes the
array index. When you click the link, the script notes the index
number and re-writes the data file, omitting the chosen line.
As a bonus, the script also e-mails the advertiser telling him that
his ad has been deleted.
e-mail me off-group for specific help, code-snippets, etc.
--- In perl-beginner@y..., arnottf@i... wrote:
> did you ever get a solution to this? I too am trying to find a way
> editing/deleting ads without having to buy a script! any help is
> GREATLY appreciated!!!!
> --- In perl-beginner@y..., webmaster@b... wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, aaxx@e... wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Maybe someone has the classifieds script with the following
> > features:
> > > - users can post and remove classifieds;
> > > - users can attach and remove pictures.
> > ------------------------------------------
> > I have just written my own script because all the free ones I
> > either didn't work properly, or were too complicated to install,
> > I did not want to pay for one either.
> > At the moment my script does not allow posting of pics, and does
> > allow removal of ads. This is tricky because you have to be
> > that the person removing the ad is the one who posted it.
> > I am working on a way of doing that using passwords and cookies.
> > I'll let you know when I've got something more useful. In the
> > time, have a look at what I've done so far, at
> > www.bmw-club.org.uk/messages/bbs.html
> > Greg Smith
> > BMW Club webmaster