No, I am pretty deep in with my Elgg site <snip/> to move to another platform.
Actually you don’t have to keep the footer with Elgg. I chose to keep the “Spotlight” collapsible box at the bottom of my site, but I don’t even have to do that. I agree, I certainly wouldn’t use anything that bound me to linking to another site! I don’t have any references (powered by, etc.) to Elgg on my site.
I realize this is an old thread, but thought useful to add in case anyone is shopping for a platform for a social net site since Elgg is still developing their software and personally think it has come a long way.
I used it for my social net site <snip/> and while I have done considerable tweaking and played with A LOT of different plug-in combinations, I think you can end up with a fairly custom, full featured site with little programming knowledge.
Elgg seems to be mentioned again and again as a viable piece of software for a free social networking site. Drupal is tricky, but you can make a decent Social Network from it (have a gander round the drupal forums, see what can be done). Also, Buddy Press is nearing or has just been released, and that’s built on wordpress, so if you’re familiar with that, that may be an alternative.
I could never get Elgg to work, so unlike Drupal or Buddypress, it requires a bit of php & apache know how to set up.
Elgg is an open source application which has been voted as the best social networking software for the year 2008…I read an interesting article on this topic…check it out for sure!..http://tinyurl.com/ltsz3s
The only problem with elgg is that it has not the same feature while adding friends. When someone adds someone as a friend , the other one don’t need to approve or accept the request.He instantly becomes friend.