OK. So a certain geek place I hang out recently locked a thread in their forum that had 10K+ posts (mostly links to photos) and several million page views because their board software couldn't handle it anymore (the IT geek in me suspects db issues and no cacheing of that thread). BH RT is thinking that this needs to be scraped and monetized.
Any suggestions for a lightweight piece of software that might handle this in a shared hosting environment? I've got MySQL and Postgres at my disposal, as well as the usual LAMP tools. I'd like what amounts to a single thread forum, but WordPress ain't gonna cut it, obviously. Do you think SMF might be the way to go?
If I can monetize the fsck out of it, this could be my VPS leverage.
Thanks for any advice.