I am looking to start a forum type blog about sports news and topics. I am looking for a clone or to capture most of the functionality of this site [url removed, login to view] - Users must be able to register and create a profile in order to post/comment and then should get rated for posting a lot. Also, a Like/Dislike or Digg/No Digg rating for the post overall should be displayed so people can search by best rated.
The important aspects are the User signup and log-in, Discussion posting, commenting, replying, and rating, polls, search, threads, and a generally nice/organized layout
Advertising is going to be a large part of the site, a banner ad up top and integration with google adsense is a must on all pages.
Things on the [url removed, login to view] site that are not required include; I DO NOT NEED A STORE OR TO SELL ANYTHING, No virtual tour required, no "root-offs" or anything that requires a lot of additional work.
Good communication/availability is important - if you are accessible via chat in addition to email that would be best but isn't required. Please PM me for more specific requirements. If you have done similar project please PM the link or details, that would help a lot in the selection process.
I am looking for a decent turn around (not 48 hours or anything), with full implementation a PRIORITY by early March.
I already have the domain, hosting, and databases active and can provide the information.
PM with questions, references, or similar work - THANKS