Looking for a perl message board / forum to tie into an existing social networking site and its Microsoft SQL database. It should be something in between the ones publicly located at [url removed, login to view] and plentyoffish.com. Only members of the website will be allowed to post but the forum itself will be available to site guests.
What I like about [url removed, login to view] is that it is nicely laid out and organized, and very professional looking. I also like how the user's flag is displayed. What I don't like is that it is a little too professional looking for a social networking portal.
What I like about the message board at [url removed, login to view] is that for each post the user's photo, joindate, and a link to their profile are included. What I don't like is that it looks very unprofessional.
This project is also intended to be a test for the coder, a beginning project if you will, to see if they are a good fit for much more work. I am most interested in coding style and the professional look of the end result. Should be very proficient with Perl. Experience and understanding of mod_perl and Apache would also be an asset.