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  • Have you seen the Veg Guide [regveg.org] site I created? It's got a lot of pretty cool features that are useful for something more narrowly focused on veg eating. I'm sure you could add the same stuff to OpenGuides too.

    Anyway, the code is freely available on the site if you're curious. There's a download link at the bottom of each page.
    • Oh, shiny. I might pinch your location stuff. Which other features did you think we might use in OpenGuides?

      • Well, there's a lot. The numeric ratings are a good thing, I think. The search features are pretty fancy. For example, you can search for entries that are open for the next X minutes, and there's lots of other details that are searchable, like smoking/non-smoking, wheelchair-accessible, etc.

        Also, any logged-in user can access the editing forms for an entry, but unless they are the "owner" of the location, or the entry itself, their changes are saved as a suggestion. Then the real owner(s) (or admin) ca
        • I've never got on with numeric ratings — I just don't seem to find them useful at all. I'd take a patch to optionally add them to OpenGuides, but I'm unlikely to do it myself.

          The smoking/non-smoking kind of stuff is done with Categories in OpenGuides; we had a script to search for food places/pubs on multiple categories, but it was specific to the UseMod version of the guide and so needs rewriting for the OpenGuides one. Any node can be added to any number of categories, so you'll be able to searc