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    To the Moderators:

    There needs to be a Photo Commentary page for "Things." Things that aren't necessarily architecture, people, nature, pets, etc. Some things are just things. I think it would open the forum up to more still life presentations and the like. Like this thing...where would it fit?

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    We already have one

    Nature & Architecture:
    Landscapes, wildlife, architecture and all other photography

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    Ahhhhhhhhhh, it was the all other photography part I obviously missed...

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    Seriously Chris, If I had my way, I'd just have the 1 category for everything ... in my mind just because we don't have a category for something doesn't mean that we can't post it ... but my biggest fear is that the more categories we have, the more people will only hang around the forums of interest to them ... and we end up with several "micro communities".

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    "micro communities" ???????

    Is that where ants live?

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    I thought ants qualified as macro subjects.

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    I thought ants qualified as macro subjects.

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    We don't have a macro section either

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    Re: To the Moderators:

    Sorry to open up such a can of wormies...

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    No need to apologize, Chris. It is a valid point, and there is no problem in discussing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    Sorry to open up such a can of wormies...
    OK - let us see if we can flesh this out a bit.

    If you have one category as Colin suggests...

    Advantages:

    1. You are more likely to look at shots that are in a genre you are not normally interested in. This could be of benefit to you - you may not like people shots, but you can still observe techniques that may be common to all genres.
    2. You don't get cliques developing.
    3. Threads will get more replies, and from a wider range of members.

    Disadvantages:

    1. Could get hard to manage as a viewer, especially as CiC gets busier.

    Keep as is

    Advantages:

    1. It's simple, and everyone knows where to post images of a particular genre.

    Disadvantages:

    1. Some genres are not mentioned at all (like macro) and may discourage members from posting those typoes of shots, and that dilutes the broad appeal of the site.
    2. You could just end up with two big cliques as the site grows.

    Add new section(s)

    Advantages:

    1. It might make it easier to decide where to post images of a particular genre.
    2. It might make the queues less busy (as the site grows) by spreading traffic in replies over several sub-sections. For example, if we currently have 100 post replies to threads over two sections (Nature and People), and change it to three sections, then each of the three queues will be more manageable. This may not seem much of a problem now, but if you look at very busy sites the turn-over on replies means that they very quickly drop off the page (and get forgotten).

    Disadvantages:

    1. Cliques will develop - it is inevitable.
    2. We (Mods) will have to move most of existing threads that belong in the new sections, to the new sections. That might sound easy, but it leads to the last point...
    3. A shot of an attractive model outside a stunning building - Architecture section, or People section? How would you decide?
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    Re: To the Moderators:

    And it is a problem I understand as I am also heavily involved with a statewide Mini Cooper group which has a ton of threads. It does create a cliquish grouping but given the different models it was inevitible. I think as time goes by and this site gets more attention and a larger membership, this will be an issue you will have to address in some fashion or form...I am somewhat (on the left side of my brain) inclined to agree with Rob and have one genre - photography, letting the mini-competitions soort out the specialty genres. Good luck in however you do it as I will still be here no matter.

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    Re: To the Moderators:

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    If you have one category as Colin suggests...

    Disadvantages:

    1. Could get hard to manage as a viewer, especially as CiC gets busier.
    2. Threads will get more replies, and from a wider range of members.
    Hi Rob,

    Re: The first point ...

    ... I'd suggest that when that happens, then it's a good time to split the categories. My biggest concern is splitting the community before it's big enough to survive the split.

    Re: The second point ...

    ... I'd call this an advantage, not a dis-advantage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Re: The second point ...

    ... I'd call this an advantage, not a dis-advantage

    Yes, sorry. I mis-typed it. Moved it now.

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    Re: To the Moderators:

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    Sorry to open up such a can of wormies...
    That's OK - we have a forum for those too

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