The goal with this project would be to try and create the same type of community feel that we have here with Overclock.net, just with photography as the primary topic of discussion rather than performance computing.
The statistics speak for themselves that people seem to like what we do here, so going for that same close-knit community feel in a slightly different genre seemed reasonable enough (especially if we are able to provide the same specialized tools and content-centric features that we're rolling out with the "new" OCN). It could be a very cool thing, and we're still hanging onto the idea. The relaunch of Overclock.net on the new platform is very
close now, we're in final semi-private beta tests, so once we're rolled out here and reasonably settled in we can once again turn our attention back to some other ideas like this. Please do stay tuned - I know it has been a loooong wait since we first announced this!