I need an expert's opinion - should I use drupal to build a clone mix between justanswers and yahoo answers?
Posted on 2008-06-19
I'm planning on hiring someone to build a justanswers.com clone (paid question/answer site so it has financial and accounting elements) mixed with some of the social features of yahoo answers. Would drupal work for this or would it be better to build a core from scratch? some of the features of drupal are attractive (at least in my semi-ignorant knowledge) such as being able to create the social networking aspect, or attach a forum , or use ajax all under one common core, rather than building it all from scratch or using phpbb as an appendage(in the example of the forum). How flexible is really drupal and would a complex web application require so much tweaking of the core that it would be easier to build it from scratch?