Sweet, infrastructure stuff!
When I originally set things up I was always of the opinion to try and get any great tutorials published on the main website (which has some other needs related to this). You and some others keep posting great things as forum posts, which makes me think this might not be a horrible idea (that is, adding a tutorial category).
I’m not opposed to this. I do notice that there’s some slight awkwardness in how to handle quality tutorials posted on the forum and getting them up on the site. Ideally I’d love to have the web site be the definitive resource for getting to tutorials (and articles). The problem is when someone posts a great tutorial in the forum, and I migrate it to the main site, it ends up with a different topic and conversation (thus splitting between the original topic post and the new topic post via the website).
I’m not sure yet how best to handle this. Possibly manually migrating all of the posts in a topic to the new one once it’s published on the site. (I wonder if I could make a post on the site pull it’s body content from a topic post here… it’s like we’ve come all the way around to a CMS again!).
Ideally, tutorial writers would publish directly to the site. (I am not opposed to giving folks push access where desired/deserved).
So, should we have a new category specifically for Tutorials?
@McCap is right, it’s easy to set a channel up when I already have the Google brand account for PIXLS.US. Now, I just need some folks to step up and help manage it… Any takers? (Add your google account info here - or PM me with it and I’ll add you).
I would probably focus first on collecting any/all videos from creators we know about to consolidate them into playlists that are appropriate (I think videos can show up in more than one playlist). So perhaps playlists based on software, creator, and type of photography?