I am looking to build a full-featured dynamic website, and am wondering if anyone here has any experience with Slash, Scoop, Nucleus or variants, spinoffs or other systems. I’m especially interested in any experience loading and administrating these on DH. Some of these use PHP or Perl or combinations, but I don’t have enough experience to weigh the pros and cons of each.
I expect to customize the look and feel of my site quite a bit, but will need to be able to use all the common features as articles, comments, personal blogs, karma ratings, news feeds, trackback, etc. I also want something that can handle larger traffic loads and database builds. (I don’t expect anything as big as Slashdot, but don’t want to build my way into a corner, either.)
Any insights or pointers would be MOST WELCOME!