Re: Is BuddyPress a sensible choice for a larger social site?
@Candydate, i have a similar reflexion and my first choice is Drupal (+ plugins) to create that “community site i dream off”.
I discovered BP very recently, i’m not an expert but my reflexions tell me now that :
– I will be able to do all i want with drupal with many plugins and customization
– i will be able to do all i want with BP with less plugins and customization
Just because the core features i want (friends, groups, networks, wall, …) are in BP and not in Drupal.
Maybe you should create your roadmap v1.0, 2.0, …. and just compare what feature comes naturaly with each solution.
About the WP/WPMU/BP discussion, i’m not afraid of that, i just look at the popularity of WP
and how excited the community is about BP.
Edit : Google trends about ‘drupal social’ vs buddypress : http://www.google.fr/trends?q=drupal+social%2C+buddypress&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0