I am thinking of building a site similar to Digg.com (the old version). I think the best way in my case is to make a custom post type for the links and then use a a plugin such as TDO Mini Forms or One Click Post for front end posting. As for voting I'm thinking of using the Vote it up plugin.
There are 3 main problems I need help with:
An important part of my site will be images. When submitting a new link I need the ability to automaticly grab images from the submitted the site that the user can crop to predefined size and then attach to the post. There is a plugin for Hotaru CMS (http://forums.hotarucms.org/showthread.php?559-Post-Images-0.6&highlight=post+images) that does exactly what I want but I don't know how to port it over to wordpress and then implement it in submission form.
(EDIT: Answered, see below) The Vote it up plugin doesn't sort the posts based on how many votes they have. I want one page with all the new links and one with the 'popular' links were all links with a specific minimum number of votes will be. For example, when a link gets 10 or more votes it is moved from the 'new' page to the 'popular' page. There are some functions on the plugin page, I'm not sure how to use them: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vote-it-up/other_notes/
I need a vote button that users can put on their blogs or websites for their readers to submit and vote on their posts. Something similar to the Digg button you can find all over the web.
Thanks in advance.