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Adam De Witt

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Live Event Production StackExchange beta
« on: May 08, 2012, 12:19:18 pm »

Hello all! I am a lighting/video/interaction designer that has relied on many of ProSoundWeb's articles to gain a better understanding of live sound (love the Study Hall section.) I created a forum account in hopes of finding some live sound experts interested in helping create a question & answer community for all live production.

If anyone here is a developer they are no doubt aware of StackOverflow, a tremendous resource to the programming community. So successful that an offshoot has been created called StackExchange to create similarly functioning sites for other communities. A number of these have launched to rather notable success including English Usage, Cooking, Home Improvement, Photography and many others. Recently, an Audio Video Production group has entered active beta focusing on recorded media at http://avp.stackexchange.com/ which many of you may appreciate. I believe a community focused on the many aspects of Live Event Production would be tremendously useful, and am looking for people to help start it.

The service is created, defined, and maintained by the community itself, and is completely free of charge. I have started the beta process for one at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/40202/live-event-production?referrer=pdu0a87SeKQM6TKzuK6o-w2 titled "Live Event Production", and invite anyone interested to contribute sample questions, vote and comment on existing questions, and pass it on to anyone else they think may be interested. In its current stage, every aspect of the community is up for debate to better define a site we would all want and find useful.

One may wonder why this would be necessary, and in what ways, if any, it differs from your existing beloved ProSoundWeb forum. A StackExchange site servers a rather different purpose than a forum in that they are specifically Question & Answer focused. Good questions and answers work their way to the top due to community involvement through votes and comments. It is an information resource of experts, not a chatting community of colleagues. In addition, focusing on all aspects of live event production including lighting, sound, video, staging, etc opens the possibility of more experts and well rounded questions and answers covering every aspect of the gig. Don't want to see anything relating to Lighting? No problem, you can add the lighting tag to your block filter. Expert on console repair? Add it to your favorites so you can easily see questions you can expertly answer. Manufacture a product? Add it to your watch list and get a notification if anyone has a question on it.

Take a look some of the existing StackExchange sites for good examples of communities that are up and running at stackexchange.com. Any and all comments encouraged, both here and on the site trial.

cheers,
-Adam
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Re: Live Event Production StackExchange beta
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 12:34:19 pm »

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