I'm developing a website with content type that needs to have the following functionalities:
- Custom fields (not a problem)
- User comments (not a problem)
- Questions (from any user) & answers (restricted to website editor/owner)
Imagine the following use case: We have a website that is publishing reviews of some products (node with custom fields) and the product page also has a section for comments and questions & answers (Q&A). I know they are quite similar but my customer wants it distinctly separated. So, the section for comments is standard and is nicely covered by Drupal's default module. However, I'm having problems finding a solution for the questions & answers section, which works like this: (1) someone reads the product description and (2) has a very specific question about the product that needs to be answered by the website editor. Therefore, answers can only be given by website editor/owner, not any (un)registered person.
My question is: Is there any such module that has the required Q&A functionality? I've been searching extensively and I could not find any such module, but I might have overlooked something. So the next questions is: Are there any modules that could be "hacked" with minimal effort to provide such functionality. The third option is probably to code something from scratch. Any recommendations on how to approach that?
Any help, hint, direction would be much appreciated.