Hello! Being my first post on Daniweb 'n' all, I'd like to apologies if this is in the incorrect section. This isn't why I'm here, though. I am a moderator on a fairly huge forum and thus we get roughly over 1500 reports for rule-breaking posts per day across all boards. A large part of my job is handing out warnings to members, and this is a tedious process as some of you may know :( So I thought to myself "I need to make a little app to do it for me". I popped into VB because it is the language I know best (And even then my knowledge is limited) and set to work. About 10 minutes into the project, I realized I had forgotten everything I knew as I hadn't used VB for about a year.
So my question is: How would I make an app that spits out text with variable strings?
If that question is a bit confusing/shoddy, here is my GUI
I want to be able to enter a name, select the rule (I will change it to a fixed dropdown like the suspended box), select whether the offending content is a thread or a post, select the suspension time and enter the quoted post. The loading bar is for show because it looks nice :3
Here is the current, blank report I use. I have to change the brackets every time I use it:
Hello [NAME] You have received [NUMBER] official board infraction point[s] for making an infringement of the rules. [Because you now have [NUMBER] infraction points, you have also been issued with a [NUMBER] day post suspension.] You posted [in] [TOPIC] and posted the following: [QUOTE][/QUOTE] Which is in violation of the [RULE] rule. [Rule description - See Rules thread] If you need to review the forum rules, you can find them [LINK - here]. If you need to review the section rules, you can find them [LINK - here]. Please don't hesitate to send me a [LINK - private message] if you have any queries about this matter. If you continue to infringe on the forum rules and gain another infraction point, you will receive a[n/other] [NUMBER] day posting suspension. Thank you for your cooperation, and have a nice day Mobyguy77
All I want to do is automate this process. No bells or whistles :)
Any answer, big or small is appreciated. The boredom of filling these out is getting to me. Haha!