I want to create a discussion board and I think WP is something that can be used for it. I have frequented a board that was designed by someone (don't think he used WP) who definitely designed the board with a blogging format and not a discussion board format. It can be viewed here: http://www.violinist.com/discussion/
The differences are doable, but I don't know how to do them and would be willing to pay someone to help me (please email me). Instead of having the discussion entries archived by date as in most blogs, they are archived by category. But by using the blog format, he has a site where you can blog and have a discussion board without having to switch formats. It is really user friendly and has a much cleaner look than most discussion boards.
Has this been done already and I just haven't found it? Please help!