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pinkhooch

PHP Voting script (really need help here)

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Hi guys, I'm really a newbie to php, hope you guys can help me over here. I'm having problem with my voting scripts that i got it from 3rd party. The voting system currently only allow the voters to vote once as their IP address is being saved in the database and the voter will not be able to vote again.
I will like to modify the script to allow the voters from the same ip to vote once per 24 hours. I search a few tutorial helps which states that setting the cookie will allow same ip to vote once per day.But really newbie and dont understand how it works... Please help me thanks!  :D

[code]<?php
include "connect.php";
$s=$_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"];
$ipchecks="SELECT*from P_ip where IP='$s'";
$ipchecks2=mysql_query($ipchecks);
while($ipchecks3=mysql_fetch_array($ipchecks2))
    {
    $isip=$ipchecks3[IP];
    }

if($isip)
    {
    print "You have already voted in this poll";
    }
   
else
    {
        $ID=$_POST['answer'];   
        $ipinsert="Insert into P_ip(IP) VALUES('$s')";
        mysql_query($ipinsert);
      $vote = "UPDATE P_choices SET votes=votes+1
WHERE ID = '$ID'";
        mysql_query($vote);
        print "Thanks for voting, <A href='poll.php'>Back to poll</a>";
    }


?>[/code]

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Okay first off...For third party scripts you might want to go to third party scripts forum...But i will read your code then edit my post with answer. looks like youll need a cronjob

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What you need is to edit the database to hold an IP and a time, and then check if the IP exists, where the time is less than 1 day ago.

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Thanks for the reply!

lordphate: So do i need to repost my question at third party scripts forum?

ShogunWarrior: this means that i need to create another variable (time) in my database of IP ?
How do i write the code in php where the time is 24hrs ago ?

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