So, we've been doing some housecleaning.
A few of the dead forums are gone, and the archives have been cleaned up. For those of you who may not visit the forum summary page a lot, please do take a look
As we know, MPN founder Craig Anderton
and original MPN alumni dr walker
and Gus Lozada
have all lit their forums back up. We love this, of course. Some of the well-established forumites have taken over existing forums (like Composition and Songwriting
). Others have started new ones (like the Photography forum
). We love this as well...
We're honored to be joined by several new members taking over existing forums (my good friend Brian McConnon
resurrecting Drum Talk
) or starting new ones like Matt McGlynn's RecordingHacks
(intentionally one word!
) mic forum, Steph Marsh
and Justin Perkins
doing their Mastering/Vinyl Cutting and More
forum, Mike Molenda's Guardians of Guitar
forum...and this just in: Mike Metlay
(ex-Recording mag) just agreed to co-mod the Virtual Music - Online Collaboration
forum. How ridiculously cool to have all these fine folk join our community!!!
So, what else do we need, forum-wise?
I'd kinda like to see a forum for live performance, a forum for general recording, and one for a podcasting. I believe it would be a good idea to have a video production forum right next to the photography forum as well - a lot of the musicians I know are into the video thing. I'm also playing with the idea of having a New Products forum, which would be a dedicated place for manufacturers to submit post about new product releases (that forum would have to be curated) and maybe another one for MI/Pro Audio industry news so that there aren't three different threads in three different forums about Etsy buying Reverb.com, etc.
We’re not in any hurry though...and I do think we should be wary of having too many forums. Sites can lose focus if they get too fragmented. In other words, the Keyboard Corner's sports threads will stay in KC. They’re a part of our community. PLEASE NOTE: this thread is not locked.
We do want to know what you guys think! If you've got some time, please take a minute (or more!) to browse the forum summary
and let us hear your suggestions.
Thanks so much for all your support!