Ileia wrote:I'm not against having a LAMV subforum, but it could turn into a "We should be able to upload LAMVs, we have a LAMV forum!" bawfest.
Prodigi wrote:The site was designed for the cataloguing and archiving of every AMV. Even adding in a sub forum for live action announcements will create problems. From there people will want to have their live action videos catalogued, and then want to be able to upload them.
So what? Just tell them no. It's not like the admin(s) of a-m-v.org owe anyone anything. A subforum does not somehow automatically preclude uploads to the .org itself, and if it came down to that I'm pretty sure most of the people who are arguing for the subforum would be adamantly against it. Make a rule against bitching about not being able to upload to the .org or something - if people start complaining about not being able to upload here, and get no positive response, they'll either leave or learn to accept it. Just because people complain does NOT mean we have to provide them whatever it is they're asking for - ESPECIALLY from a site like this, which has given everyone a LOT for nothing in return.
As for the flooding problem...this is a legitimate concern, but I don't think it's as bad as it has been made out to be. Since we wouldn't be hosting the videos themselves, there's no real legal action (to the best of my knowledge) that anyone could take against the .org; HOWEVER, this could still attract people to this site who could do something about what a-m-v.org DOES do, which is host AMVs.
I don't think this would be an issue though. As has been stated several times, there are other vidding communities out there. The addition of an LAMV subforum would most likely not attract a significant number of new editors, since all it would be is a place to post self-hosted video downloads and receive feedback, which is the purpose of other vidding communities
. There would be no reason for other people to suddenly migrate to the .org if there's no hosting advantage or any other type of advantage over their own communities; as such, I think that the LAMVs would stay almost entirely within the .org community itself, and we would see very little influx of pure-LAMV editors.
It's a good idea Joey. I would be much more inclined to watch LAMVs if there were an organized place to browse through them, but until there is I have very little interest in them.