WOAH! ROAD BLOCK! I need a new comment box!

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Woah! Road Block!

I need a comment box with no limit to the amount of text. Any suggestions?

Here... look at this to get an idea - http://youcanneverbetoosmart.com/anim... - I need a similar comment box but with no limit of text. Or better yet... how about a text editor allowing to submit the typed text (is this possible?)!
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I hate disqus - I tried it before, and it overlaped the page and other widgets. The comments weren't right. And it has to be customizable. I have to be able to change titles and stuff. I also need to place it on about an unlimited number of pages.

What I'd REALLY REALLY want is a text editor for my users to submit.

And I'm not sure about commentluv but if it's going to show weird hearts and ratings, that's not what I'm looking for and if commentt.com is only videos with comments, that's not what I'm looking for either.

I do appreciate the help... I'm hoping to find a text editor my users can use to submit articles and stuff. I found a couple, but most of them cost money and the free ones I've located are javascript files which require yola pro.

Is it possible for a fellow yola user to host a javascript file and for us to link to that javascript file?
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I'll consider trying disqus again, but I had problems before and I want it to look as professional as possible. I'm trying to avoid it looking like a "comment" period. My users aren't submitting "comments" they are submitting articles, disputing information, citing information, and adding or discussing information.
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What's wrong with getsatisfaction?

Anyways... check this out - this would be perfect! http://ckeditor.com/demo However...

  1. I don't know if this allows a user to submit it to your website (like a comment).
  2. I can't get it cause it has javascript files and yola charges for that. :(
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do you have a google account??
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Donald

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yea, I have a google account. Any ideas?
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Donald

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ok... I'm doing some research, found out that the software wikipedia uses is actually called "wiki" that's where they got their name. I also found out it's free to use and was successful in downloading it, but it had file extensions I couldn't open, after downloading about ten different programs to be able to open the files, I then found out that you need your "own" web server. How do you obtain a webserver?
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Can you share the download link?
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Donald

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if you're going to suggest google friend connect... save your breath cause that's not what I'm looking for... although, as I said above, I really wish I could have a text editor as they use in wikipedia to "edit this page". I think there's somewhere on wikipedia they offer the script, I'm having difficulties finding it.
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Hello Donald

My suggestion is to either use Disqus or the HTML comment box. I will give instructions for both:

Disqus Comment Box:

1. To get the comment code, your site needs to be published.
2. Please go to Disqus.com and register for an account by clicking on "Sign up, free".
3. Register your site in the blue box. Enter your site URL, site name and site short name.
4. Create your Disqus Profile in the green box. Enter your username, password, and email address.
5. Click on continue.
6. Choose your language and any other optional features you'd like to include with your commenting platform. Then click on continue.
7. In the "Choose Install Instructions" box, click on Yola/Synthasite.
8. Copy the code in the #2 box.
9. Go back to site builder and drag over the HTML widget box and paste the code into the box. Then click on Done.
10. When you preview your site, you may see this message: "This page could not be reached by Disqus. If you are testing locally or on a password-protected page, please use the disqus_developer parameter as detailed here.." - please don't worry about that. You just need to update your site and you will see the comment box working on your published site.

Another alternative is to use Html Comment Box. Please follow the steps for this:

1. First log into your Google account. If you do not have one, then you can create a free Google account
here.
2. Please go the Html Comment Box.
3. In the blue box, you will need to click on "Log in" - this will give you your moderation tools. You will be taken to your Google email account. Enter your login information. Once completed you will be taken back to the Html Comment box site.
4. Please select the options you want available (which is found in the blue box). Then, copy the code you see in the green box.
5. Go to your site builder, drag over a HTML widget box and paste in the code.
6. Save and update your site.
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The Html Comment Box is the one I'm currently using. It has a limit of 1024 characters - that's the issue!

So I take it there were no suggestions about obtaining a text editor?
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one that users can type into and then submit to my site. Go to wikipedia (any topic) and click the edit this page tab. You'll see! If I had yola pro, I could do it cause it requires uploading javascript files.
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go to http://ckeditor.com - requires javascript files uploaded to site.