I'm thinking of rebooting and reviving the Multimedia forum as it seems to have lost it's purpose. So, I am bringing forth an idea that I would appreciate feedback from as it concerns everyone here and it is necessary that I get feedback from people no matter how small. It needs feedback and as head of Multimedia, I am asking for it.
First off, the forum seems to focus a little too much on LJ icons. Now, before you say that I'm against LJ icons, I'm not. I just think we need to realize Multimedia is more than that as all I see going on in there is LJ icon related things. We need to realize that there's more to Multimedia than that. I ralize that's what people want for the moment but the way Multimedia is now, was never really my intent when I asked the powers that be in charge of this board to make it.
The intent was to showcase desktop icons. Not buddy ones or LJ icons as they are online and not what I intended. I intended Multimedia to be used for desktop creations. So, that's why I'm proposing a series of how to threads. For example, I would like to show how to make cursors, icons and even Pokebuddies. I'm not sure of the validity of LJ icons as multimedia in itself but, if they were expanded into wallpapers, then it'd be Multimedia as the title applies to desktop use.
Speaking of desktop use, I would also like to make a Faq of sorts on making desktop themes and possibly animated gifs. I'll even post examples of my cursors as animated gufs. What I need from all of you, is cooperation, feedback on this idea and anything else.
I'm not going to end us using the board for LJ icons just yet but I need for everyone to realize that there's more to Multimedia than that and I would like submissions of what I described above and in Faqs as well. I know I'm asking a lot but I needed help in making it work since I can't do things by myself.
That's why I have DS helping me out but I would like feedback on the various things on my site which is where the Multimedia stuff will go. Such as Pokebuddies, Icons and cursors. I'm not advertising the site. It's the place where the downloads will go and that's essentially what the purpose is. Downloads for the desktop.
My site is here: http://ledianx.bulbagarden.net
I realize this isn't a big thing at BMG but it could be bigger than it is with your help. I would like it to be more than what it is now. I appreciate any tips people may have.