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One last thing. If Chipp thinks the Photography forum is successful (he explicitly typed success), and we already have acquired the domain, I say, "Why not?"

Because there's a large chance it will just be CarForum.net 2.0.
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Err, what? CarForum.net 2.0?
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Originally Posted by Xapoc View Post
Err, what? CarForum.net 2.0?
http://www.carforum.net/

There's a link for it in the Off Topic section.
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post #24 of 110
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I feel like it should remain part of OCN and not a separate forum. While there are regulars in the sub-forum it's not enough to build a community off of.

And there's already other photography forums that are quite large, as pointed out by mz-n10. For photography, I'm a member of this forum: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/index.php
While you make a great point Marin I think that this sister forum will find many photographers just because when people come to OCN they usually have PC based interests and the Photography section gets looked over.
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post #25 of 110
Lets set up a poll and see how many people are legitimately interested. Personally I don't think there are enough of us to start a new community, but maybe the poll would surprise me...
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post #26 of 110
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http://www.carforum.net/

There's a link for it in the Off Topic section.
Been here for almost 2 years, and never knew that existed..
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post #27 of 110
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Been here for almost 2 years, and never knew that existed..
That's the point
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post #28 of 110
Thread Starter 
I talked with admin a couple nights ago about the directions we'd look to take this project, and we decided on a few things both in terms of how it would relate to OCN and the feel of the community itself.
  • The new photo forum would not replace this forum here on OCN; also the vehicles and pets forums here will be recreated and each site in the 'family' will stand on its own
  • We are in talks with a very well-known web devloper who would be creating a layout for us that focusus as much on showcasing photos as it does forums and discussion. Given that it is a site about an artistic medium, we feel there should be a very artistic feel to the community's design as a whole and we're going to try and integrate member works into the layout in prominant ways
  • At least one extremely highly-popular photopgrapher on Flickr is willing to be a part of the community, creating a precedent of professional interaction and high quality content early on
  • We'd be looking for a group of 30 or so "founding members" who would be compensated in the early days in exchange for keeping livley, informative discussion running on the site to help build a memberbase

As with all of our sites (some more successful with others), we're looking to create a community experience that is second to none in the way that the website transcends being just a discussion board and becomes a major facet of the lives of its members. The thought is that by diving in head-first and really slamming all of our effort at building a great memberbase early in the site's life, we can avoid the somewhat floundering status that Carforum and Dogforum have maintained - though we are also going to pump major energy and development effort into those communities to get them back on track, too.

If any (or all) of that sounds like something you're interested in, please send me an email.
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post #29 of 110
I agree that the Photography forum should remain part of OCN as well, as has been well explained already. Much of the regular traffic here comes from non-regulars.
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post #30 of 110
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Just a quick bump to see if there is any interest from those who missed the announcement before. We're hopefully going to have some major progress on getting the site online in the next week. Please, don't hesitate to discuss with non-OCN photographer friends. We'd love to have them too!
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