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    Is it possible to add a discussion board to a form page?

    Asked by facilityops on March 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Or is this a coming feature that you can hint towards? You probably understand already that this service get's used as a main application platform rather than an embedable appication platform - or at least that's what I use it for. If I embeded the form on a website I should be able to accomplish this but I'm looking to only use jotform.

    Form Page JotForm hint platform at least
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    Answered by TitusN on March 28, 2014 at 01:53 PM

    Hello,

    Currently, the only thing I can think of that you might use is creating a form from responding or starting a discussion - then connect it to your server through our API or through the apps that we currently have.

    In any case - would you please provide a workflow so that it may be considered as a possible feature?

    How would the discussion board work?

    Looking forward to your response.

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    Answered by facilityops on March 28, 2014 at 02:01 PM

    Sure. So the utility in this example will be a 'Task Checklist' form. Scenario:

    Respondant is an employee who is part of a team with equal responsibilities. The staff on duty is required to complete the 'task checklist' at the end of their shift, indicating that their duties are complete.

    There would be an option at the bottom of the form to go to the discussion board page (almost exactly what I found on boardhost.com). The purpose of this would be to leave a memo, message, or note for the other employees who come in the next day and can check the board for any circumstantial messages that were reported.

    This discussion board could possibly have many more uses than the example I outlined. It could be used as a place for public feedback where users of the form can leave/view messages that other users of the form have left.

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    Answered by KadeJM on March 28, 2014 at 03:26 PM

    Hello, I think something that might probably work pretty good for you for this would be our Disqus Widget. It's basically a live feedback wall that you could add to your form which would operate as a separate component while viewing the form.

    Another thought is a secondary Html Table or something to that effect which you could embed on a main form to look at but that would force you to use two forms to make this work. One would collect your Task List Details with the Second embedded on your Task List (Master Form) to display live updated feedback and reports to be seen on your Task List Form.

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    Answered by cultad on April 29, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Thank you for this post.

    I am trying to use the html form to post discussions.

    However, there are only three fields that are showing (the date and name fields) but the answers are not posting.

    Please help. Thank you!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by KadeJM on April 29, 2015 at 01:47 PM

    @cultad

    We understand you're having a related issue involving "posting discussions" but I have moved your question to this new thread as a new issue and we will answer it there. We ask that in the future you please ask any new questions you have up through a new thread