yes that is basically what I have going on now, everybody is a author, but all posts will be approved by an admin, before they are posted. I am not sure how to protect images from being deleted, I hope that won't be a problem.
the front-page blog is still up, and waiting for posts. Metis, he said a few meetings ago that you wanted to do a few posts on the spoon a pult ? I still planning on doing that, if not an energy to do so