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Does anyone see a way of getting more people with real "sound design" questions to come and create a dynamic around it? By sound design I mean precise tips for specific sound creation or reproduction, mixing techniques and more Max MSP coding for sound design. Am I completely dreaming or do you feel a bit the same?
So while I do think there's a lot to like about the new site, it seems to have lost the magic of Social Sound Design. A "sound design" site without many sound design questions is an oddity. Truthfully we probably wouldn't have merged the communities if we'd known then what we know now:
Past experience had led us to believe that “small” and “unhealthy” would mean the same thing: we took it as a given that quiet sites would develop spam and obvious broken windows, while high quality sites would always grow big and graduate. But you proved us wrong! Five years later, we have lots of tiny sites which have been in public beta for months or years, each consistently producing excellent Q&A which helps people with real problems. Small, consistently active sites are great!
Bad data and bad assumptions led to the merge decision. In order to avoid making the same mistake, we're running a survey to gather some demographic data. This post will be featured in the Community Bulletin for a while. Feel free to individually contact people you know who are no longer active.
Just for fun:
- If you read this far and took the survey, upvote the question.
- If you read this far and think it will be more exciting for us to not know your opinion, downvote.
- If you are off taking the survey and aren't reading this, don't vote at all.
I'll report the results of the survey as an answer in a few weeks.