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Is there an fmylife.com or textsfromlastnight.com script available using wordpress or another open source project?

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I'm trying to build a site similar to http://www.fmylife.com/ where people can log in and contribute to an ongoing blog. Does anyone know of a script available to do this? I figured maybe I could do it with wordpress/buddypress. Has anyone done anything similar? Any help would be appreciated.

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Might want to bring the Wiki concept into your thinking.  It's a bit different from a running blog, but the open-collaborative concept seems useful.
I'd recommend WordPress ... open source, easy to install, extremely customizable, has more support than any other blogging platform, not to mention plug-ins, themes, widgets,  SEO and spam guards --which will be big for a blog like yours where anyone can contribute.

I have a very small site, that gets only a couple hundred hits a day, and WP's Akismet has already protected it from some 5,000 spam posts this year.

Also, related to what you want to do, WordPress allows for users to sign up and post to your blog, and you can assign whatever privileges you like to new users.

WordPress also has cool plug-ins like Guest Post Approval, so you can make user posts save as drafts before going live to the site. This plug-in then adds "approval" buttons to all the posts that only Admins and Editors can see, so you can go through quickly and sign off on legit posts and delete questionable ones that the spam filter doesn't pick up.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gt-post-approval/

You can also install plug-ins to add a Wiki to your WP page, along with 5,793 other plug-ins that have been created for WP:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-wiki/
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