Currently the site is broken out by photographic styles (Landscape, Wildlife, Avian, etc.), which may be contributing to some categories having less activity than others (undetermined if this is the reason). I am proposing a slight change in the organization to help with this potential problem.
Below is a mock-up categorizing the site by critiques/galleries/discussion instead. You can still mute categories that you are not interested in, but it would change the ability to see all images/discussion from a category at once. For example right now you can go to ‘Landscape’ and it will show you all critiques, galleries, and discussions together. Instead you would go to ‘Critiques’ to see all images for critique from all categories.
I would really love to hear everyone’s opinion and not just the most vocal since this is a fairly major change.
- All categories get equal exposure
- Discussions are grouped together so they don’t get lost in all the images
- The ‘Everything Else’ category goes away
- You can no longer view all photos and discussion for a single photographic style (Landscape, Wildlife, etc.)
- If you are only interested in one style you would have to mute all the styles you are not interested in
- Will have to remove or redesign the images that are currently below the categories, which were the picks of the year from last year, or remove them altogether.
- The main Latest/New/Unread buttons will work exactly as they do now
- Keep it the way it is
- Make the change