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    User Submitted reviews

    Hey, I am about half way through building my first site. I am now looking to add the option for users to submit reviews for items no my site. I am building a golf related site, and already have a club reviews page. How do I go about alowing them to write there own opinions up?
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    I do this on many of my sites, and I use custom scripts for it all. It really needs to be tailored to your content and I've never seen an out of the box solution.... otherthan of course just adopting like wordpress as your CMS.
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    i tend to agree with chris i also allow this and custom coded it. Out of the can code is hard. You could however use a commenting script and make minor HTML adjustments to make it do what you want.

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    Yeah, I use my own script as well. If you do decide to do this, make sure you add a verification code box. On my early sites I didn't do this and got loads of spam, yet I don't think I've got any on my newer versions.
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    I also use a modified script - the verification box is a good idea as well. On older sites I took the code off as I was so fed up with the spam

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    yeah verification is easy to do and a MUST i get tons of it cause i am to lazy to stop going 100 miles forward and put verification in

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    Wordpress and the Nukes programs are now found on nearly every web hosting packages nowadays, easy to handle and working great.

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    Stuart: You could do either of two things, as I see it.

    You could setup a small form that just emails you their review, then you manually edit the associated web page.

    You learn some sort of web scripting language like PHP to make a custom script that validates the information submitted.

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