OT: CMS advice for event registration

CLIFFORD ILKAY clifford_ilkay-biY6FKoJMRdBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Sun Sep 13 00:10:47 UTC 2009

On 12/09/09 07:07 PM, Matt Price wrote:
> has anyone used  a CMS with a really good event registration plugin?
> I'm building a registration site for a canoe race that needs to generate
> some of the  form elements dynamically (people sign up for a race, then
> choose which boat they're on or else add a new boat; the list of boats
> is grabbed from mysql, because it's always changing). 
> However, trying to get drupal to do what i want seems like more work
> than writing from scratch!  it seems impossible -- but I can't for the
> life of me figure out how to generate a flexible signup form, and then
> get the info I want stored inside drupal.  It can't be as hard as i
> think it is, but the drupal ecosystem is pretty complicated and i can't
> navigate it very well.  Modules that seem like they'd help (signup,
> event, a couple others) don't seem to do what I want -- though if you
> use them and know they would, pleeeeaase let me know!

Not a perfect fit but it might be of use:
<http://drupal.org/project/cod>. Being in Drupal 5, I consider it
outdated but many people are still running D5 sites and D5 still gets
security updates. But, you're right. It is complex.

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