This forum should have something unique and different then other.
It`s not good if here will be just copy/paste news and shaders from other forums.
Some time ago forums was cool idea cause there was some experienced and profecient people who gave advice on forums. Some time ago we had no digital tutorials and other tutorials so we had no choise and we used forums to find answers and solve our troubles. I see total degradation on xsibase, cgtalk.com, cgtalk.ru, softimage.ru and some other 3d forums. There is no good news good ideas and all movie image and other info i could find in www without forums. As an admin of softimage.ru i tried to change situation but i don`t think it`s possible. We made some minichallenges, we stoped oftopics and holywars and there is still nothing cool. THere are just some old friends. We know each other there for few years and we just talk about how it`s doing and how it`s going but there is realy nothing interesting about xsi. We also copy / paste news from other resources.
I still don`t know what is the main advantage of this forum? What we trying to do here?
As for me i`m interesting in this forum cause i saw here some realy nice artist and i`d like to know more about them.
But in all of other things this forum is very same as other. I realy belive we should find something unique but its realy hard.
Sorry for my tone
I just tired caouse of internets and i overloaded by informatin i get from www )))
May be i just need some rest from CG and computers )) Some bbq with vodka and old friends ))
My suggestion is just keep it as simple as possible. Start reqular interview with top world artist and companies who use xsi. Find time to make some unique tutorial. Ask experienced and profecieng artst to join on this community and be different and very proficient.