Wanted to build the following site:
Homepage: static site with into and sidebars with twitter feed, latest posts, latests comments etc.
News: Blog format with comments and sidebars as above
Opinion: Wiki format BUT WITH COMMENTS under each article. sidebars as above
Policy forum: Wiki format BUT WITH COMMENTS under each article. sidebars as above
Around the web: pulling in various feeds and embedding YouTUbe videos - no comments. Sidebars as above.
About us: static page, but with sidebars as above.
Simple menu bar on all pages. Registration for Wiki users.