What would you like done?
My forum revolves around trading a niche product by mail. I would like a plugin that allows users to trade with each other. After a trade, users are given the option to review/rate each other. I would like to keep it as simple as possible without a ton of features. I haven’t really put a lot of thought into exactly how it would work.
The trade/transactions don’t have to involve money changing hands. Two users simply agree to mail each other something. I think an input field for a USPS tracking number would be a nice feature.
The way that I’m currently doing it, I use the Discourse plugin that allows users to rate a thread. Users use the thread as their trade listing with all of their available items, and other users rate their thread. I need something that allows the user to be rated, not the thread.
I wonder if I should keep the trade listings as they are (discourse posts), or create some type of portal system for trades. I wonder if I should keep it as a classifieds type of system, or veer off more towards a “vendor” system.
Has anyone ever created something like this one their own Discourse sites? Please PM the link to your site, I’m trying to get more inspiration for planning this out.
When do you need it done?
What is your budget, in $ USD that you can offer for this task?
I cannot really afford to get this done right now, but I wanted to get an idea of how much it would cost me so I can try to plan out my idea better. What would maintenance on something like this be?
As someone who loves tech, would it be worth learning to code this myself? Is it worth learning the programming languages that Discourse uses? I already know HTML and CSS. Is there some type of open source template for something like this that I could build on?