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Lydia Paar

Serving creatives in growth, resources, networking. www.nomadartx.com & https://jykrasolutions.com/

We are developing an international social network, which we anticipate having many functions: p2p direct thread messaging, profiles with photo galleries, p2p sales with ability to take a small service fee, a databse of users searchable by 15-20 different criteria, and users in multiple countries. We have a prototype but in our efforts to improve/expand usability, we've had developers try to sell us on Wordpress builds and also other developers warn us against Wordpress (with BuddyPress) in favor of scratch or closer to scratch-build systems with Elgg or Drupal (sp?) as parent platforms. Thoughts on this? Thanks!