With a thread title like that bet it made you think we were shutting down, but nope, nothing like that in-fact it's a very positive thing.. intrigued? read on ...
I have been thinking of changing the main focus of this forum. Before I decide to go ahead (or not) with my plans I thought it would be best to get the views and thoughts of YOU (the members), because you are the ones that make this place what it is. Anyway onto my plans...
I am wanting to change the forum so that it is more focused on talent, (i.e. DJ's, Producers, MC's, Graphic Artists & Writers), instead of the main focus being downloads. I know this forum is built on downloads, so they would not be going away.
I believe doing this will increase activity and at the same time participation in the forums. There is a difference between the two ;);
Activity - More visitors
Participation - More threads/posts
If you want me to go through with the plans, this is what I will do:
- Make developing of this my top priority.
I will spend every second/minute/hour of my time working on:
- Finishing the Artists / DJs / Producers / Graphic Artists / Writers site. Complete integration with here.
- Completing new/fresh/professional styles. Allowing you to choose your preferred colors so to speak. Styles for DJ's, Producers, MC's, Graphic Artists and Writers.
- Re-Writing the tutorial system to include better features. (Search, create a thread in the tutorials forum for discussion on it - to mention a couple)
- Constantly working on new features/improving current features.
- Getting contests running regularly.
- Getting CP Mixtapes organised while contests are running and vice versa, i.e. get contests going while a mixtape isn't being organised.
What would be done on the completion of the style's would be re-organising the forums, re-naming some forums, get rid of forums which aren't used, merge some forums. So a complete new look in other words .
I am not saying that if you don't like my plans the features won't be done. They would be, so please don't think that I am trying to blackmail you to like my plans, this is open for discussion, and I want to hear EVERYONE's views/thoughts on it.
I would work on it more if people like this plan because I feel it would be more use to the forum if the forum is mainly focused on the talent side of things, instead of the download side.
I want to emphasize again this will not mean the end of downloads.
So please everyone post your views/thoughts & comments.