Upcoming social network

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We are planning on opening a new social network [url disclosed].

Well we planned this all last year July 2011, we hired a designer and he said that it would be finished in January. In January when it was due, we had emailed him throughout the time and he had kept us updated until the start of December. When it was due we found out that his website had been deleted (meaning we couldn't email him), his paypal account was closed and we had no way to contact him. The project was only 1/10 completed. We want all basic features. This is the features that he told us would be included (also features that i wanted to be added)

A design (I can't work without any eyecandy-like things)
Registration script
Profile design
Private messages system
Friend request system
Post platform functions
Registration script: Everyone who wants to be in our future community has to register. You have to insert following informations about you if you want to join:
Email (for activating issues)
These are the important information we need. Optional fields will also be in this form:
How did you find us?
Contact informations (MSN, ICQ, Skype etc.)
Profile design:We have no concrete ideas for the profile design. But I want to add some so-called tabs. It's like a top navigation: one for your own news (like in Facebook) and one for your contact informations.
Dashboard:It will looks like Facebook. You can publish your own personal things/status.
Private messages system:I think this one doesn't need any detailed informations. You can write to another person messages.
Friend request system:Like in Facebook everyone can add friends to their friendlist. We will have following options for everyone:
Accept new invites after own confirm (Standard)
Accept new invites automaticcaly
Don't accept any new invites (no one can invite you)
Besides the friend request system (FRS) we will have a ignore/blocking system. I think this system doesn't need any [url removed, login to view] can create their own friendlists. They can give their friendlists own names (like: Family, Friends, Internet friends etc.). So contacts can be managed.
Post platform functions:Since everyone can post everything what they like we need some functions to avoid spam. Every user can report other users if they post somewhat against our rules. Like in Facebook everyone can "Like" a post. Own posts can be hide but not delete (like in Facebook). Profiles will have some options in sense of showcase:
Everyone can view my profile (Standard)
Only friends and friends of my friends can view my profile
Only friends can see my profile
Posts will have a additional function:
Only friends of my friendlist X can see this post

I think some of you know other network communities like Tumblr, Deviant Art, Twitter etc. I want to take some function of them for it. Every network community has their own "main idea" and these main ideas shall all be in.

For example Tumblr has a good image posting-system. It acts like a blog system without too much text. Since I want a tab navigation for the profiles it would be nice if everyone can start their own "photography blog". They can upload own pictures (with a size limit) or add new images via an URL. Everyone can reblog and like an image. Other as tumblr we would have a comment system. If wished strangers/guests can also post comments.

Deviant Art has a good idea for the groups. Everyone can create own groups (but we would have a limit! Otherwise some would create over 100+ groups). Every group will has a control panel. In this control panel (short CP) the owner of the groups can manage new registers and invites new people. I don't know what you can exactly do in Deviant Art with these groups (because I don't own a group) but for EC the owners can write newsletter for their own members.

Twitter has a nice function for trending topics. I want this f

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