Go Back   Website Publisher Forums > Website Management > Community Management

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
Unread 04-14-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
kim12121
Junior Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1
What is needed to create a Craigslist type website?

A friend of mine, who is a college student, would like to create a forum, similiar to craigslist, that encourages the exchange and sale of books and items between students at his school. He plans to keep it a private site because students must have a university email address in order to sign up. The website allows students to make posts about things that they want to buy or sell (textbooks, furniture, electronics), rooms for rent, jobs wanted, and pretty much anything else. He'd also include classroom forums devoted to different department where students can post questions about assignments, tests, or any class related material. We will also have links to CP weather, and potentially bar/restaurant nightly specials.

What legal issues would need to be addressed? Trademark? Registration? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
kim12121 is offline   Reply With Quote

Unread 04-15-2007, 06:13 AM   #2
Chris
Administrator
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: East Lansing, MI USA
Posts: 7,045
There are hardly any legal issues.

Trademarks are for unique business names and are automatic. He can put a "TM" in his logo if he wants to. He doesn't need to register it, a registered trademark has an (R).

The thing is though he probably cannot use official school logos or mascots in his design without permission. He could use the school colors, but not a picture of the mascot, the official letters/symbols, etc. Nothing you'd see a on T-Shirt at the university book store.

Other than that there should be no restrictions.
__________________
Chris Beasley - My Guide to Building a Successful Website[size=1]
Content Sites: ABCDFGHIJKLMNOP|Forums: ABCD EF|Ecommerce: Swords Knives
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
MaxS
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 350
Yea, Chris pretty much covered the legalities.

I would suggest looking into Facebook's API - you may want to use their member system.
__________________
Max
MaxS is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
QiSoftware
Junior Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2
Have you chosen a software application? How about Noah's Classifieds?

Q...
__________________
WiredPages | Q's Wire...
QiSoftware is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2008, 03:30 AM   #5
JasonGawker
Junior Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Hey

Hey,

I tried to delve into this specific matter and dug some very useful information. A site, user generated or not, web 2.0 or not, is an interesting thing to run and a very mind expanding experience. I highly suggest trying Joomla, first by reading about it then by experimenting with it, I think it will help you build a robust Content Management System that most likely suit your needs.

My two cents,
Jason
JasonGawker is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2008, 09:33 PM   #6
HostV
Junior Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3
There are many craigslist clone scripts out there you can find, most I believe under $100 as well
__________________
HostV - VPS Hosting - http://www.hostv.com
HostV is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-05-2008, 03:01 AM   #7
Lamer980
Junior Registered
 
Lamer980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
I just saw this website craiglist. By itself the website seems to be quite complicated! can you tell us how much further complicated site you intend to design?
__________________
Link Building Packages
Lamer980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #8
MikZer
Junior Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 9
Well i also think Joomla would be a good solution! There exists lots of extensions for Joomla also it shouldnt be that hard to create your own extensions, templates, and other things like that!

-M-
MikZer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-11-2009, 12:28 AM   #9
shawngore
Junior Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Similar Site

Quote:
Originally Posted by kim12121 View Post
A friend of mine, who is a college student, would like to create a forum, similiar to craigslist, that encourages the exchange and sale of books and items between students at his school. He plans to keep it a private site because students must have a university email address in order to sign up. The website allows students to make posts about things that they want to buy or sell (textbooks, furniture, electronics), rooms for rent, jobs wanted, and pretty much anything else. He'd also include classroom forums devoted to different department where students can post questions about assignments, tests, or any class related material. We will also have links to CP weather, and potentially bar/restaurant nightly specials.

What legal issues would need to be addressed? Trademark? Registration? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
I have a similar idea. and wanted to know how difficult it would be... I want the students to trade books, or w/e... and I want to show the Bookstore price of every book. Plus i want to be able to put your course code in and get the book for your class if thats possible... On top of it all i want it to be a subscription site that costs 10$ for they year.... Is this possible... can I alter a craigslist script to do this.. is it a lot of work. How many hours do you think in scripting.. Please respond... If your interested in helping me then email me..
shawngore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-06-2010, 06:01 AM   #10
mahesh2010
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 29
joomla is the good solution for creating any extensions or forums i believe..it is a open source cms(content management system)..as a web developer i go with joomla..and i have built variety of sites using joomla.U can check me here...
mahesh2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So is it WP or WSP? Erin Site and Forum Feedback 13 03-09-2006 12:41 PM
1500 pages PR6 website for sale sunny The Marketplace 13 10-30-2004 06:34 AM
Why should I start a Website up? northtrex General Chat 8 10-10-2004 07:38 PM
looking for some type of website or tool s2kinteg916 Search Engine Optimization 3 12-11-2003 07:11 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Site Copyright 2003-2006 Jalic Inc. All rights reserved.