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[_] Social networking framework for multiple networks

Benjamin Rodd ben at
Thu Jul 15 12:14:41 BST 2010

Paul, thanks very much for your help here. It looks like a good framework
and I already use Drupal.

All the best,

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Lomax [mailto:paul at] 
Sent: 14 July 2010 11:49
To: underscore at
Subject: Re: [_] Social networking framework for multiple networks

Possibly look at Organic Groups module for Drupal.

OpenAtrium is a good example of usage.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Benjamin Rodd
<ben at>wrote:

> Hello all, I haven't been on here for a while. It's good to see Underscore
> still thriving!
> Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions for this client requirement.
> The
> brief is to create a social networking site that allows networks within
> networks. An example would be to allow a network of regional clubs to have
> their own full functionality within their own club but the database of
> members is managed nationally so that if someone moved regions, the
> national
> admin could move their membership without them having to sign up again.
> Admins and authorised others could network on a national basis. When
> someone
> registers, they would be a national member and then could see all the
> and then join the most appropriate one. Top level details of all clubs
> would
> be available at all times to all subscribers/non subscribers.
> I've looked at a few facebook-like platforms and can't find one that will
> allow this. They all have the 'groups' function but this doesn't have the
> security or the full functionality that we're looking for. Basically, they
> all mimic the facebook 'all in' approach.
> Ideally, I'm looking for an existing platform (something like socialgo or
> kickapps) but basically open to proposals/offers/suggestions as to the
> way to deliver this.
> Cheers,
> Ben
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