1) When people post in the old threads there is less interested and feedback.
Not certain about that; would be interested in the thoughts of others. Seems to me that a single threads isn’t going to encourage more feedback.
2) Gathering all the past challenges in one thread can help in increasing the feedback also from other users that are actually work on a different challenge.
So in this way there are only 4 thread unlocked and for people should be easier to take part to the forum.
Posts added to a thread move it to the top (recent) of the forum; otherwise, I’m not sure the difference in this point to the first point … can you provide more clarification.
My thoughts on the Lighting Challenge forum:
- Should clearly identify each challenge in it’s own thread - i.e. standardized thread titles. That looks to be in-place
- A master thread listing all the challenges should exist which also discusses guidelines. That looks to be in-place.
- Each lighting challenge thread should be available for members to read through, post their progress, final, and questions. The context can be specific to the challenge as another forum exists on CGTalk to discuss lighting and shaders … although in-thread questions specific to this should be fine. That looks to be in-place
- Sticky-threads should likely be: Master Thread Listing, Discussion Thread, and maybe the current active lighting challenge.
At the moment, it seems members only post feedback in the current active lighting challenge; not many post in the “feedback” or old lighting challenge threads.
Hopefully this post will stimulate further discussion on the future of the CGTalk Lighting Challenges forum.