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Post 3+ Months Ago

wondering if we could add a new forum, for threads on 'Photography'
perhaps under Website Design or other ...

think it would be a great idea to have a forum for ppl
to post some of their great looking pics.

just an idea ...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I completely agree! and was going suggest the same thing.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Sounds like an interesting forum. Not sure how that would really fit under website design though?
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yeah, I wasn't too sure how that would fit under that either,
just that's were I found the b&w photo thread.

perhaps a brand new Photography forum,
where it could break into subs for
- Pictures
- Cameras
- Techniques


or something like that.

not sure either at the moment,
just thought it might be a good idea for an area
where people could discuss Photograpy and stuff.

~ also this way, your Super Mods wouldn't have to move/delete
my messages when I ask someone on which camera they are using.

< grins evily >


it may also open the board a bit more, considering it's all about Digital Cameras these days.
Perhaps inspire some to sign up and sport their fotoworks ...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think it fits absolutely within design. Lots of designers, including
myself, are also photographers as a hobby. And a lot of times those pics
are used in designs and/or art.

It's fits best as a general forum of Photography under design. All the
other sub categories can be discussed in the individual topics as they're
posted.

I'd like to see some of the other threads subbed out as well, but right
now, given the size of our board and all that it is at the moment, i think
adding is a great idea, just as 1 major new heading tho.
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Okay, well I really do like the idea of adding a photography forum. The problem though, is I remember how much I finally condensed the forum down (it was Unflux's idea too hehe), and I think that was a great choice, as it made it less difficult for people to decide where to post, it also made the board look busier as the numbers weren't so spread out.

As far as it being related to Website Design, I would say you should just use the "Drawing & Design" forum then. The reason I do not think a new "Photography" forum would fit under there is because i get the impresssion that this is going to be for all photography, like photography of motorcycles, to black and white photography, to photographs of yourself and more. Which is absolutely fine but the way I see it, that really has nothing to do with website design.

Now if this photography forum dealth with only website design and taking photographs in order to develop websites, then yes it would aboslutely fit under that Website Design area. However if it is not then it would be best to make it a completely new area like Steen suggested making like "pictures", "cameras", and "techniques". My only counter to Steen's suggestion is I am not sure its a good idea to make the forum have all these new categories, unless you think there is going to be alot of activity in them. I remember before how Unflux suggested to me that I had way way too many categorizes and it might actually make it more difficult for people to post as they have so many areas to look through and decide on what the proper place to post is. Which might become tiresome for a few.

Anyway I would like more feedback first on what people think :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i understand all your points bigweb. well said.

How about this then...
I know I said to condense, and it really is much better. But to add a new
section/header wouldn't be so bad. Here's what I propose given your
last points about it not being a part of web design.

The art and photos we are referring to really don't have anything to do
with design, I agree. I also think that us posting our art work and
photography into the Drawing and Design forum, with it's purpose to
help out, isn't consistant either.

Let's make a whole category called "Graphic Showcase" and have 2
sub-categories: photography and digital art. In the future, if needed, we
can open up other categories like Illustration and Print Work.

I'd also suggest placing it just under the Web Design forum, before OS.

This seperates it from from the Help forums, and gives it a platform to be
displayed. I hope this all makes sense, I typed it really quickly.
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UNFLUX wrote:
Let's make a whole category called "Graphic Showcase" and have 2
sub-categories: photography and digital art. In the future, if needed, we
can open up other categories like Illustration and Print Work.

I'd also suggest placing it just under the Web Design forum, before OS.


Okay just a bit confused, I thought it would be a whole new category so what does it have to do with Web Design forum or the OS forum? Maybe just clarify that for me before I make a full response. Or was that basically a seperate suggestion. Wasn't sure. Thanks.
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I was only talking about the placement on the front page of the
Graphic Showcase header...between Web Design and OS.
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Ahh I see what you mean now. Thanks.
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Okay I decided to take Unflux's last suggestion and those forums have been created under the new category. We will see how things go for awhile and if it proves to be prodcuctive they will remain. If they prove to not be very productive they may need to be moved to another existing forum for which they still apply.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

KEWL !!

Unflux, should we move our b&w thread there then ?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

fair enough, thanks bigweb!

I'll do my best to get some more guys in to help out.
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