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Recommend .asp or php guys?

Looking to dev a new site

6:19 pm on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to attempt to create a user based site that allows folks to discuss topics. I want each topic to have a separate page with url's to reflect each page.

Topic: I like widgets
Description: Widgets are blue etc etc etc and I love them.
Summary: here are the 10 reasons why I like widgets. blah blah blah (insert 4 sentences)

This would in turn create a page:
with a description in the meta based from the users description and keyboard also.

I need more than this but this is the basics.

I would like people to choose categories of discussion that topics would be formulated out of.

I would like to have the ability for people to discuss the topic at hand.

I guess somewhat like a blog with free reign by the users to create their own content, or like forums...but a prevailing page for each topic that could morph into something of it's own. Much like how yahoo answers works but this is geared more toward a specific industry and group of folks without the randomness of the entire universe creating topics.

I am familiar with PHP and MYSQL, never worked with asp.net or sql. I have JUST started tinkering with C# (I know nothing about it at all) but I'm looking to branch out from my many years in general IT work to more of a dev roll.

One of the reasons why I wanted to do this in asp.net would be to have a more in depth process of learning through force to get involved with the Microsoft way of dev rather than methodically trolling through books/training/ etc..

Any suggestions?

9:00 pm on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

What about dotnetnuke?