Photo-Video Codidact Site
I'd like to launch a photography site. From looking at the Codidact network examples that are up and running already, I think it's time to get started!
I do have a few questions!
First and foremost: Who else would be interested in helping get this off the ground?
Second: On Stack Exchange, I was a huge proponent for keeping video and computer vision questions away and focusing on the art, science, and business of still photography. I don't think that was the wrong call there, but maybe we should try a different tack here. What do you think about including these as categories?
Third: if we do include those things, I'm thinking this would make a category list like:
- Computer Vision
- Gear Recommendations
- Photo Critique
... which is kind of a long list. The idea is that each of these high-level topics has its own community of practice -- even though there are strong overlaps.
- Contests & Critiques
- FAQ/Basics/Learning/Guides (title tbd)
- Gear Recommendation
... with mandatory categories for photo, video, computer-vision. See discussion on Scott's answer below.
I don't think we have a perfect answer yet, so I'd love your thoughts on Which categories should we start with?
I have the strong opinion that mixing a lot of these things together gives worse results than separation, and for the site to be successful in a way the SE one was not, I want to specifically call out some of the areas (like art and history) to encourage them.
Fourth: Which posts if any do we want to import from SE? Personally, I'm inclined to start with a mostly clean slate (or else we're going to import a lot of what made me frustrated in the first place). If we import anything, I'd like to hand-select a hundred or so posts rather than taking an automatic approach.
Fifth: We discussed needing a special license allowing people interested in photo-critique or contests to enable remixing and sharing in the context of the site, without donating their photographs to the public commons. (I'm all for free culture, but I'd rather people contribute because they want to, not because they're doing it basically by accident because they want to learn how to get exposure right or adjust a composition.) Do we need this to launch, or can we start without?
Finally: What am I missing? What else do we need to decide before launch?