Topic: Some modifications for online consultation
There are a couple of simple features I'd like to modify PunBB to achieve. They are pretty simple so I'm not sure a full-blown extension is required, which is why I'm posting here. Anyway, here they are:
1. Display the forum description on the forum page. This is to allow an introductory paragraph above the topics. Pretty simple, I'm sure. I'd like to remove the description from the category (home) page, because the descriptions will be pretty long in my forum, and place them instead above the table of topics on the forum page.
2. Allow each forum to have a link set, which will appear below the table of topics. In other words, in the Edit screen of a forum, have a field at the bottom where the administrator can paste in a URL, which will appear as a link below the topics. The URL will link to a PDF survey, or an online survey, or whatever.
...the idea being that the category page lists the various consultations ('forums'), the forum page has a long description of the project that is being consulted on, users can discuss their ideas and forum their opinions, then they can click the link at the bottom of the project ('forum') page to go to the consultation itself (either in the forum of a document they fill out and email in, or an online survey, or whatever).
I imagine the first one is pretty simple, because it should just involve placing the template element which displays the description on the forum page instead of the category page. The second one, I'm not so sure about. I don't know how easy it would be to add an extra field to a forum's properties.
Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!