A new online artist community?

Postby Tenyaku on Thu Jul 05, 2001 4:07 am

Hello from... here!<P>I've been looking for a while for a new project to program in PHP, and I just thought that there aren't any really really good artist communities out there. There are a few, like <a href="http://www.artcorner.org">The Art Corner</a>, but I'm thinking bigger.<P>So why not try one myself?! I think it'd be cool to start a unique online artist community myself, with cool new features and built from scratch. <P>But it can't happen without some help from the existing community! So I'm enlisting your help to think of ideas for cool features, neato thingies and other words that were popular in the 50s. <P>I'd really appreciate your ideas, feedback, opinions, thoughts or whatever!<P>And BTW DJ, what happened to the weblog? I stopped getting it in my mail... Hrmmm...<P>Thanks!
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Postby Tenyaku on Sat Jul 07, 2001 12:36 am

Okay, I've done some pondering and here is my idea:<P>Every time you contribute to the community, you get points. You could get points by giving feedback to other people's art, submitting a useful link or tutorial, etc. You could invest these points in your art, kind of like eBay. On eBay, you can invest some extra money to highlight your name, place your item above everyone else's, etc... So with this system, you could invest extra points into your art to get it bumped to the top of the list of all artworks, etc.<P>It's just a basic idea at the moment, and I'm not sure how I could program that. I've had a lot of trouble trying to figure out a good incentive for earning these points. Any ideas? I *need* your help!<P>Also, any early ideas for a name for this art community?<P>Thanks guys!<P>-ten
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Postby Tenyaku on Sat Jul 07, 2001 1:51 am

Okay, I thought over that whole point system idea and realized it's a little too complex for my own good and really wouldn't be useful enough to exist.<P>But I really need ideas and input! I've only been able to think of a few ideas for features for this thing. I want this to be feature-packed and have every tool and every thing an artist could need. What are some things you would want in a perfect art community?<P>Also, I've thought of a possible name: stArtwork: silent transit art community. What do you think?<P>-ten
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Postby Tenyaku on Sat Jul 07, 2001 6:25 am

One last thing, and then I'll try to stop bugging everyone here about it ^_^<P>I've set up a little forum for it over at my site where you can request features, make suggestions, you know. Check it at:
<A HREF="http://startwork.silenttransit.com" TARGET=_blank>http://startwork.silenttransit.com</A> <P>Thankies!
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Postby Gravity on Sat Jul 07, 2001 8:00 am

Hey Ten, it's a good idea. Try taking a look at <A HREF="http://www.cartooning.net" TARGET=_blank>www.cartooning.net</A> and such. There are alot of communities online believe it or not, it's just you haven't found them yet. There's always room for more though, so jump in dude!<P>My weblog is still up, Xanga mails it out to subscribers, sometimes it comes a day late. Maybe try resubsrcibing to it.- <P>------------------
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