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    Any recommendations for Social Networking Scripts (a la MySpace)?

    I'm looking to base my next community launch on a social networking script. I've just started looking into this, so I'm kind of new.

    Are there any great ones that I should know of, and some I should stay away from?

    I'm willing to pay 'decent' money for a good script.

    Or...should I have one coded from the ground up?

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    I've been looking for a couple of days. There is Community Builder for Joomla at joomlapolis.com. There is another version for Mambo (Joomla and Mambo being closely related). There is a social networking module for Drupal at drupalution.com. Finally, there is osDate, a bit less than a social networking site, but an honorable mention. What I have yet to find is MySpace-like profiles that allow user's to insert HTML code and modify CSS tags.

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    you guys maybe read the newsweek article ? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by lajkonik86
    you guys maybe read the newsweek article ? :P
    Nope, but heading to check it out... (did you mean the one about kids and predators?)

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    I think that I have discovered that the best solution is a combination of CiviCRM (a flavor of Drupal) and the MySpace module at www.drupalution.com. However, the Drupalution site seems to be adrift, there is no forum activity and you can't register as a user. More than half the modules that the site promotes are still in design, so the site is very new. Hopefully it will warm up. Interest in Drupal.org is starting to gather.

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    Here's something that's open source:
    http://www.phpizabi.net/?L=cms.infos.about
    (and still in beta, but it looks interesting..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fecophobia
    I think that I have discovered that the best solution is a combination of CiviCRM (a flavor of Drupal) and the MySpace module at www.drupalution.com.
    What do you think of this application?
    http://www.alstrasoft.com/efriends.htm

    It's not open source, but I'd still like to hear your opinion on it...

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    Has anyone had a chance to look over this option: http://www.vastal.com/full_desc.php?soft_id=39

    I talked to someone from there about a month back and was told that it's not encoded. A bit expensive, but it's the only script I found that works like myspace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat
    What do you think of this application?
    http://www.alstrasoft.com/efriends.htm

    It's not open source, but I'd still like to hear your opinion on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat
    What do you think of this application?
    http://www.alstrasoft.com/efriends.htm

    It's not open source, but I'd still like to hear your opinion on it...
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    You might like to check out www.altrasoft.ORG (ORG!)
    Posted by one very angry ex-altrasoft client.

    Seems Alstrasoft is based in Singapore. (a la Nigeria) There is no "John Ward". Just some character called Wai Kim something. Which is why they never answer the phone. Wouldn't sound good to have John Ward speaking with a Nigerian/Singaporean accent.....

    Good website they have. LOOKS just the ticket.....

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    Well, it isn't *quite* open source, although they say it will be soon. At present they are still using Ioncube to encrypt portions of the code. I couldn't get Ioncube working to test their code.

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    Well, neither is open source. I can't say much without running the code, but I doubt that either allows users to put HTML code in their profile. That is what has made MySpace so wildly popular.

    I am finding a drawback in Drupal, their forum is a disappointment and they don't support integration with any other open source forum like SMF or phpBB. However, it is certain that I could make profile pages that allow people to use HTML, even PHP if I were so foolish.

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    I'm pretty sure the script from vastal allows users to to put html code in their profiles. Where did you see that it was encoded?

    I won't purchase another encoded script again

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    there's a myspace like script called phpfox -
    http://www.phpfox.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by CeciliaH
    there's a myspace like script called phpfox -
    http://www.phpfox.com
    That's a great one, I have looked into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxS
    That's a great one, I have looked into it.
    Max, how do you think it compares to BuddyZone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat
    Max, how do you think it compares to BuddyZone?
    I have never heard of it until now. It looks decent, very similar to phpfox. Sorry I can't help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeciliaH
    there's a myspace like script called phpfox -
    http://www.phpfox.com
    I saw this post yesterday afternoon, researched phpFox yesterday evening, purchased it last night and got it up and running this morning. Great script!

    (note: the site that uses it is in my sig - People Fisher)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickmel
    (note: the site that uses it is in my sig - People Fisher)
    Very nice!!

    I'm researching these scripts for a Christian site, too!

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    The best thing we could do I think is wait for vB Space, unless some other company can offer better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chief
    The best thing we could do I think is wait for vB Space, unless some other company can offer better?

    what is VB space? never heard of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icare
    what is VB space? never heard of that?
    It's a mod being developed at vbulletin.org.

    Your guess is a good as mine as to when it will be released (but I'm sure it will be good WHEN it comes out.)
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    Red face collaboartion instigation allegation

    Hi

    I am very interested to hear more about an open source myspace production?

    I am interested in collaboarting to create such an organisation (that donates 100% net profit to charity/not for profits/to fund r&D). Is anyone who is technically minded interested? I am interested in handling the marketing and business side but need to work with someone who (vitally important) can actually make such a site?

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    got a site at www.emptymyshed.org that does an equivolant of freecycle but raises funds though advertising for charity.
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    PhpFoX supports CSS profile customization and has a support forum while BuddyZone does not. Maybe BuddyZone's phone support is extremely good, but on the home page it is obvious that it is an Indian out-sourcing company, notorious for poor phone support. I have met some good Hindu programmers, but most of them write very user unfriendly code.


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