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    Martin Black
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    @martinblack

    Hello, First I’m using WordPress 3.9.2 and Buddypress 2.0.2

    What I would like to do and can’t figure how to or even know if it’s possible:-
    Give each member a tick box of daily activity’s like a to do list. Once the member has complected the activity they tick the box to say done that. The list of activity’s would need to reset each day. Then I would like to show the results on a site wide/members only page.

    Say member 1 went to the post office on Monday, Thursday and Friday. On Monday, Thursday and Friday they would tick the box that said “went to post office”.
    Member 2 went to post office Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, They would Tick the box “went to post office” on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. (It should not be possible to tick Mondays box on Tuesday etc hence why it needs to reset each day)

    The results of who went to post office would be shown on a page of results viewable by all members. I wish more than one activity to be possible and to be able to show all results as a simple bar graph, on its own page and as a side bar widget. Results such as how many members have been to the post office, which day most members went to the post office etc would/could be shown.

    Is this possible through Buddypress please and if so how would I go about doing it?

    Problem:- I am dyslic coding is not an option, I can use plugins and can use such as this box to type into using a spell checker.

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    Henry Wright
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    @henrywright

    Hi @martinblack

    This sounds like an interesting idea for a plugin. But it’s very custom so I’m not sure if you’d find something like this already available.

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    Martin Black
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    @martinblack

    Custom sounds bad henrywright.
    As for the idea, thank you. I don’t mind sharing my ideas :) The post office part is just an example.
    What I would like to do is for a member, to be able to select components from a “today I have done” list, such as smiled at someone, said hello to someone random, hugged someone, swore at someone, had a take-way etc. The results I would like all members to be able to see but in a way as not to show who makes up the list. Members being able read just their results and opt out of sharing if they wish. Then a page to show the results on, so if they wish members can see the overall feeling of the site and all members.

    I guess it would be a task to write such a plugin yes?

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    Henry Wright
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    @henrywright

    It would be a fairly big task to write something like that. If writing it yourself or paying a developer is out of the question, have you thought about using a similar sort of plugin and modifying it to your needs? The challenge then would be to find something similar

    http://chrislema.com/cant-afford-wordpress-plugin-want/ is actually a good read around this kind of thing.

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    Martin Black
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    @martinblack

    Yes Paul. I do have payed for plugins from various places and have payed people before to fine tune them. But before I even consider paying for something I want to test it and make sure my money isn’t being wasted. So as always the first thing to do is ask questions, does the ability to do what I require exist, if so what plugins, Hence why I am asking the questions. Perhaps someone who designs plugins and sells then may come in and say, yes I have something that may help. Then I will check out what they have, if it takes me so far the discuss with them what help I could get in making it work for me If bought it from them. The article you posted a link to misses out so much..And you I feel just jumped to a conclusion.

    On This matter I have been testing out all the to do list and task manager plugins out there. I hit a brick wall so thought I would ask those who know what they would suggest.

    Perhaps hold back next time Paul before posting such a link, you may just not have all the facts :)
    And always remember, wordpress and buddypress are free. Some time in the past someone, somewhere probably said on a forum “I would like a website script that is great for blogging but doesn’t mean I have to pay a developer thousands for” some one took notice, didn’t ask for thousands but got together with other interested people and built wordpress and buddypress. If you have pointed then to your link when they asked the question, perhaps we wouldn’t have wordpress or buddypress now ?

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    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @martinblack
    Just a piece of advice but if you don’t trust a developer to pay them for their work, then why should the developer trust that you will pay them? I’ve dealt with people that say they want something developed that will accomplish a certain task, and I test it myself then they say “that is not what I expected” even though it was exactly what they described and they refused payment for my time. In other words I lost time and money and most likely this customer just said “that is not what I expected” just to get the work done and duck paying my fee and that is why I now have a different payment arrangement. The way I feel now is if you are that mistrusting or you just don’t want to pay for a developers time and expertise then spend your time researching and learning to code your own projects and then you will be in a better place.

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    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @martinblack
    Also keep in mind that @djpaul is one of the BuddyPress core developers so scolding him for simply providing a link to provide you info is not conducive to getting help when he already gives a lot of time to the BuddyPress project that you enjoy free of charge! Be humble and take all help for what it is worth without getting defensive on the forums. Peace and good luck!

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    Martin Black
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    @martinblack

    Whats this about trust? Learning to code for me is impossible. Sorry I come from a time when the internet was free. You would ask for help and people were happy to give help and were not out to put a price on everything. Look when I suggest something I would like my raspberry pi to do on a forum. I don’t get people coming in and saying pay us and we will write you a script. They suggest ways to accomplish what I am doing, including providing the code. If other people like the project they also come along and help with suggestions, everyone learns, everyone gains. No money involved.

    As for learning to code. 1994 I put up my first website. written in HTML, for me it was really hard work as the dyslectic nature on my brain put pieces of the code back to front or muddled. So I went on a university night course to learn it. They helped me to learn it but steered me in a graphical direction instead. I learned Lightwave 3D then moved on to 3D max, Went back to collage and learned photoshop and corel draw. By that time dreamweaver 1 had come out so building websites for someone who can’t code became easier. I have had many website out there since my first, all free, many built for other people again for free. Thing is I don’t mistrust developers, developers over the years have provided me with what I need, software that I need to be able to do as I do. Software I pay for, but I also run linux systems where I test what developers are up to and willing to share for free. Same applies here bp-help.

    They way I feel now is that WordPress and Buddypress are simply given away free so developers can make money of the designing of plugins, what do you think that says to me about the people who have helped develop WordPress and Buddypress without making any money.. There are plenty of them out there yes? I feel like they were simply used to provide somewhere, people wishing to make money, could happily do so on the back of them that created the platform for nothing.

    Sorry I come from a place where money and mistrust don’t really play a part.. Guess I should just look somewhere a bit less skeptical.

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    Martin Black
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    @martinblack

    but bp-help the link provided by Paul was of no help, His reply simply pointed anyone else reading, to an article that said in not so may words “do not help because nothing should be free”

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    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @martinblack
    WordPress and BuddyPress were built for you to enjoy free without the agenda of getting people to pay for plugins/themes but most of the people that provide paid plugins/themes have nothing to do with the core development of WP/BP and they usually also have another job or depend on their development to make a living so I think it is a little unfair to expect the people that depend on the income for the time it takes them to develop a plugin/theme to not be compensated for their work. There are plenty of freebies in the WordPress repository so you should look there and if what your looking for isn’t there but there is a premium plugin that will do what you need or if you have to hire someone to provide custom code then expect they will expect to be compensated for their work. Not everything is going to be free! You can also post your project here: http://jobs.wordpress.net/ and specify that it is on an unpaid volunteer basis. You never know you just might get lucky with someone that will help you free of charge on a project that would take a good bit of time to code. Anyway, good luck with your endeavor!

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    Martin Black
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    @martinblack

    Thank you bp-help I get your point. My experience with wordpress plugins is that most start off free, open to the community to give a good hammering. Once the plugin becomes stable, the developers then add an upgrade option for a cost. From what I have seen a good free plugin is used a lot by the community, business user then start to use it, which in turn give the developer/s a chance to make some money.

    It’s that old ugly question, money up front and take a chance or time and effort up front and hope it pays off :)

    Thank you for the good luck wish, perhaps yes I shall look back to wordpress for a solution.

    Best wishes

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