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I am looking for software that will do the following:
a. User does a keyword search for his type of niche market. The software will scan through various search engines and extract posts made only in forums using a content puller. The user can specify how many threads it wants to extract.
b. The information is created into pages that appear to look like its own forum.
c. The software will create a folder on the Desktop named Forum and will contain an index file linking these files together. It is extremely improtant that the file names be the topic of discussion. The extentions can be created by the user, such as .php, .html, .htm, .shtml, etc
d. The Forum folder should contain two separate files for header and footer to match the sites theme and blend in.
e. The index file and other files should contain a way to post new threads to a text file or to the topics that were downloaded, unless you can make it MYSQL friendly.
f. The Forum should contain an RSS feed for submitting to directories.
g. I would need to have it either auto-update or have a button that users can click on to update the software as soon as any new features are added in.
h. The software should check a "blacklist" of URLs that the software will recognize to avoid the forums and not grab threads from.
Basically, I want to give users a "turnkey forum" based on their website's niche market. The download the software and install it, run it and it should ask them for their niche keyword. The software will then locate and download to a "Forum" folder on their Desktop or location of choice all of the "threads" it can extract. It then creates the pages of the thread posts from the various topics it downloaded and an index page. The user then uploads the file to their website and they have an instant form that appears to be busy. There will be more features that will be discussed during the developemnt.
I am willing to do a joint venture with a programmer as well in exchange for your lower bid. I would be in charge of website, marketing, and the finances associated to the site itself. We will discuss pay once you are the chosen programmer.
Payment will be made in Scriptlance Escrow upon successful completion and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done and all deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" and I will receive full exclusive and complete copyrights, source code, and rights to all work purchased.
Note: Instead of desktop software, I will allow the development of a script that the user can upload and use from their website that would then create the Forum folder and everything on the website.
*Let me know in the message board what approach you would take on this project (desktop app or php script) and if you would be interested in a joint venture / partnership.
Since this is a "Featured Project", its commission free for you, so please keep bids low. Suggestions for script improvement can be posted in the message board. If you have a ready made, turnkey system, or have a similar demo to review, please include this as well in a message board.