Okay, let me explain...
I LOVE the idea of forums and communities... I'm with all of them: Savvy, VO-BB, Voice-overs.com, MySpace FaceBook... and of course also Voiceover Universe.
I love that we can network, share our experiences, thoughts, advice, have fun etc. through all of these places.
Basically, I like the idea of a voiceover-related MySpace/Facebook kinda place. And it's really amazing that Rick has gathered almost 1000 members already, and the contributions from industry icons like Joe Cipriano, Bob Bergen, Beau Weaver and others are impressive. KUDOS!
But am I the only one to think this place has become too big???
My main concern is regarding all the discussion boards. These are scattered all around the place!
Currently, there's a discussion "Forum" featuring 16 categories. In all categories are separate discussion threads.
Additionally, there are 49 "Groups", each of them featuring their own discussion boards with separate threads.
That's very confusing!!!
One example: where would you ask a technical question regarding recording equipment? Let's see..:
1) In the "Forum", there's a category called "Home Studio". Not a bad place to start. But wait:
2) There's also a category called "I'm having trouble with my equipment..." Hmm... 0 threads...
3) Then there are the "Groups". Woohooo... "Gear Heads"... you could ask there. Or...
4) You could go the other group called "Tech Notes".....
See what I mean? Or is it just me???
Personally, I've lost track of this place. Don't get me wrong; I love everytime I get a friend request. I love to read some of the blogs, and love to learn from guys like Joe, Beau... but it's just too frustrating to find my way around here these days. I'd like to ... "KISS"... this place. Know what I mean?
By the way... I tried to locate a forum category or group to post this... but among 65 different locations to discuss, there was no place to discuss... THIS place. Odd.