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post Aug 31 2017, 12:54 PM
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Hi, hopefully someone can either help me figure out how to do this, or just tell me that it's impossible. I know some basic html, but other than that I know nothing about web design/coding.

My site is an Enjin site, and I can use html, css, or javascript to try to do this. Basically, users can vote for out site on a few different top site lists, but these lists don't provide any sort of feedback to us about who voted. We'd like to do incentives to vote (top monthly voter type thing) and I was thinking of making an html form that user can input their username into. When they push submit, I need their data recorded and the user redirected to the voting website.

That's all I need, just a list of usernames that I can throw into excel to sort and count how many times each person voted. Ideally, I'd like the usernames to just be put into a .txt or .csv that I can retrieve. It's not a problem to have to manually reset or clear this file.

Is there any way for this to be done fairly simply? If so, how would I do that? any references anyone can point me towards, or better yet, anyone willing to teach me how to do this biggrin.gif
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post Aug 31 2017, 01:27 PM
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Do you have access to any server side languages (ASP, PHP, etc...)? You can write files to the server using a server side language.
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post Aug 31 2017, 06:33 PM
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Is that https://www.enjin.com ? Have you checked that there isn't a form processor among the stuff they offer?

If not, a possibility is to use a service. Alas I don't know what's good these days, but you can find some listed here.
http://www.hotscripts.com/category/hosted-...orm-processors/
For the free ones there may be ads. You need to check that. Typically you will get the form result emailed to you and you can take it from there.
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post Sep 1 2017, 06:23 PM
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I don't have access to sever side languages, at least as far as I know.

They do have a sort of form available in the in-built widgets that they offer, but it doesn't quite do what I want it to. Basically there's no way to automatically redirect the user to the voting site using the offered forms. I'm trying to keep this the fewest number of clicks possible, so that it's not laborious for people to vote.
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post Sep 1 2017, 09:05 PM
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Their in-built form may use a server side language to process the form data and send the e-mail. You should check with your hosting provider to see what, if any, server side languages they support.
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post Sep 2 2017, 07:13 AM
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It isn't a normal hosting. I don't think they let users get direct access to anything server side.

I'd go for a service. I see http://www.bravenet.com is still around. It has been many years since I used them, but they used to be good. Basically, you should use a service that lets you design your own form and just emails you the result, i.e. you should be able to use any form field names you want.
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post Sep 2 2017, 11:32 AM
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Thanks pandy, I didn't know that. But then again, I know nothing about Enjin.
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Me neither. Just skimmed what they offer.
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post Sep 5 2017, 09:22 AM
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Yup, pandy is right, I don't have access to anything server-side.
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post Sep 7 2017, 09:52 AM
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Okay, I just realized you're recommending I change hosts. That's not a reasonable option in order to make one form work.

The issue with the hotscripts sites is - not only are they not free and have ads, but they don't do what I want any better than the enjin form. None of those that I have looked at allow me to make the submit button redirect the user, either.
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post Sep 7 2017, 03:39 PM
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I don't think anyone recommended you to change host?

Hotscripts is just a directory of scripts and services. They don't provide any themselves. Some are free and some are not. I don't know about the redirection thing, but typically you don't need to use their form layout. That's provided for people who can't make their own. You can have any form fields you want. At least that's how it used to work.

Thing is, if you want to use the Enjin site and they don't offer a proper form processor you have no choice but to use a service. Find a free one that does what you want, pay for a service with more features or accept you can't do exactly what you want. There are no other options.
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post Sep 21 2017, 11:13 AM
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Okay - I think i misunderstood when you said to use bravenet. I didn't see that they offer *just* form building, and I thought you were saying to move my whole site over to there.
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