Firstly i am new here and to boonex too. I launch my site on sept. 1st

From a newbe point of view, i think many new and old social network / community sites miss the real point of there existense. Firstly all the major players, in my view anyway, are American and operated under the american criteria. They all offer the same. Its not the script that is at fault for boonex sites, its the webmasters application. I doubt very much many, if any, have actually carried out a survey of what punters are see more looking for. Like the americans they simply launch there site and expect the punters to follow. Difference is americans have the money to promote, most of do not.

I am not disagreeing with Andrews article because he is, like most, assuming that punters use the big boys because they are who they are. What many do not understand is their is a huge available market out there wanting and waiting for what appeals to them. Not niche sites (although many require them) but general sites that apply to all age groups in various ways.

I dont want to give too much away at this stage, but my introduction finishes with, "we are here for you, not to enhance the public profile of the rich and famous"

Boonex a great script and unity excellent. Keep it up.
I can't wait to hear what you think about Dolphin scripting after you've had several hundred people using it. I also can't wait to hear what you think about social networks and community sites after you've actually run one.

Enjoy your learning curve! (and don't panic mid-swing, it does get better!)
It appears much is being said about boonex scripting. Frankly, at this stage i cannot see why, but future events may change my mind. The only issue we had on install was the video upload. A server problem which was resolved. Granted it was necerssary to make a few tweeks here and there during building the site and customization, but overall i personally dont have any issues. If we have done our job correctly, then it shouldnt matter if several hundred or several hundred thousands (We can all live see more in hope) use the site. I expect the result to be the same. If there are issues then we are as much to blame as anybody because we didnt do our homework correctly in the first place.

As for running a social network / community site. I am a total beginer and novice. However i am a member of a few and learned much from them. As i said, there appears to be a huge hole in the market that no-one appears to have seen or is incapable of filling. We shall see.

Regards boonex. I read Andrew and his team is busy launching yet another version. Why D7 seems a reasonably stable version. Surely it is worth perfecting that rather than popping off to another planet hoping to find the little green men. My site will keep D7 and over time we will develope it into what we want. Just like the original minis and beetles. Well maintained and kept, spruced up a tad here and there and now there priceless. Maybe a lesson boonex may like to learn from
Below is the legacy version of the Boonex site, maintained for Dolphin.Pro 7.x support.
The new Dolphin solution is powered by UNA Community Management System.