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Social Networking site
I would like to start a social networking site using open source technology (preferably elgg). This is a brand new site.
This site should have the following features
Here is what the admins should be able to do:
1)? Control of the users logins and password.
2) Need a forum type area where we (admins) can establish content sections
3) Need blog section within the site where the admins can post content
Here is what the Users of the networking site should be able to do
1) Users should be able to form a group by themselves
2) Ability to email these to their friends
3) Users should be able to post blogs within groups
4) Profile should have a photo upload which can be displayed on the home page
5) When users search for other users a message should go out to the person who was searched that someone was looking for him
6) Users should be able to flag posts and blogs as spam or inappropriate and admin should be able to view it and delete
7) Appropriate spam filters so that the site is not spammed by comment spammers.
8) Ability for the user to post their blogs and forums into sites like digg.com etc.
9) Section where they can identify their friends and colleagues and invite them to join in.
Here is what the sitewide? system should be able to do
1) URL's of all blogs and forum posts should look like static URL with the appropriate tags taken from the pages so that each page content is made search engine friendly
2) Ability to email the top posts and blogs to user groups selected by the admin (this is a nice to have feature and can be implemented later)
Let me know the following details
1) Do you need a designer to complete the design and then you do the coding or if I can send sketches would you be able to complete the site
2) The technology/software that you will be using
3) Samples of any sites that you have already built
4) Time that you need and the cost for this
I need to start on this project and finish ASAP.