I am planning to start my own Article directory. Did the some research and it looks like many of the existing ones are using scripts. Not sure which one ezineatciles/goarticles/articlebase are using. seen few results using wpblog as article directory ( i am not really convinced that wordpress blog/sql db can handle such a huge volume. May be i am wrong) please help me with some of your knowledge.. 1) what is the popular platform that makes setting up/managing the Article directory easy ( free or paid, either one is ok. I am willing to buy if its worth it) 2) how is the moderation of articles is usually handled ? means.. how to make sure decently written articles only get published. Can this be automated ? 3) i havent thought of how to monetize this article directory, but guess its a combination of adsense+clcikbank+amazon+lot of others. Apart from this one can always use the directory for backlinks.