So, I’m building my own Django-based CMS for kicks and giggles, and I’d gotten it to the point where I can upload an HTML formatted screenplay (exported from Celtx), parse out a ton of cruft that Celtx adds(thank-you to beautifulSoup) , and display it in nicely formatted HTML via CSS (thanks to John August for some of his ideas). I wanted to be able to offer a way for readers to comment on the screenplay but was foiled in trying to implement Django’s built in comment app. So, I decided to roll my own comment system. I had it very nearly in place, save for one little bugaboo: I couldn’t figure out how to associate a comment with a screenplay. So I turned to the ever present #django channel and asked for help. Before I could blink, I had two super nice chaps lobbing suggestions at me faster than I could try them out. They worked instantly. Turns out, it was a simple thing, just something I wasn’t familiar with. Anyways, kudos to the Django community. They really make this experiment worthwhile.
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