Create a Digg site with no programming?

A great article on how to turn drupal into a Digg like clone without any programming. If you’ve every played with Drupal or are actively using it on your site, like mine. Take a look: http://ventureskills.wordpress.com/2006/12/05/want-to-create-a-site-like-digg-with-no-programming/

A great article on how to turn drupal into a Digg like clone without any programming. If you’ve every played with Drupal or are actively using it on your site, like mine. Take a look:

http://ventureskills.wordpress.com/2006/12/05/want-to-create-a-site-like-digg-with-no-programming/

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