Need ideas for creating an online private community

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  1. Cloud9 macrumors regular

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    I am a wedding photographer working in the twin cities. I am attempting to create a formal back-up network for other wedding photographers in the area. I want to have an online resource for this to work. I need a place photographers can post their days available and unavailable on something that looks visually like a calander. I also want a forum around it where people can post messages. I would be the main moderator with master privileges and the network would be private where I approve and invite members to join. What is available out there for this to work. Ideally it would be free.

    Thanks

    Barclay
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    Have you looked into Google Groups?

    http://groups.google.com/

    I'm not sure about the calendar, but I think it will do pretty much everything else. Everyone would need a gmail account however (I think).
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Can .mac handle the calendar? I don't know much about .mac, but I swear I've seen something about a single calendar that numerous people can edit as though it was a group project. Maybe it was another company's product. Not sure.
     
  4. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I think .Mac would work fine, except for that it is $100 US/year, which is quite far from "free".
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    And yet it's really still peanuts from a cost perspective. This is a business expense. Even if he got himself a domain name, it would still be quite cheap.

    Get a .mac package off eBay, and you'll be spending even less.
     
  6. Cloud9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, It's gotta be free.

    Any heard of this before?
     

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