We need a forum that is created using all the standard features such as found in vBulletin, but we need a lot of extras like:
1) Mod re-write to ensure that posts/forum have the post name, and appear in html format.
2) Create a unique way to rank the forum categories so that they are based on a ranking formula. (we will disclose the formula once we have confirmed you as the creator).
3) User ranking/rating system to allow user to gain in value the more they post and the more other value their posts. this would be similar to the "Reputation Power:" found at [url removed, login to view]
4) Allow for a custom news feed to be put beside the posts, this news feed will pull news based on the topic/title of the posting. this will be dynamic and you will have to select a news feed partner for this.
5) Creation of RSS feed based on each of the categories, the rss feeds will update automatically/daily depending our how you can setup the feed.
Other things will be based on the standard options of the forums, and we'll review them with the programmer once into the project.
We understand that forums are very easy to install and setup, but we are willing to pay the higher end of this range for someone who has a strong knowledge of forum customization.
Please if you want to bid give us at least 3 examples of forums that you have created/installed and we can better review your bid.