I am just waking up to get a drink but I am very happy to see ca vibes happening again.
I love the helpful crit feature...we can totally do that. Since things are positive, here is something to look at. I did not take the time to screen the actual functioning site but this will give you an idea of the new main page. As a courtesy we are adding blogs from our favorite professionals in the community too which then sends CA traffic to them as a thanks for being awesome.
We are going to be doing an update on 4.0 soon. It is four small pages short of full beta and we will be letting in the top 500 ca users, post wise, to give it a go. Gonna be a a month or so as TAD has me swamped but it is coming. When it does we are opening up a number of other forum areas like Fine Art, 3d/sculpt, sketchbooks etc...This main page here for onebigmob (which was the layout concept used for our actual site) pulls the best from all categories. Photographymob's will just pull the photos, sketchmobs will pull the sketchbook goodness...each category get's it's own main page now.
You can select which groups you want to be in. You can broadcast to your social networks. You can invite your friends. You can find lots of peeps near you. And...this entire thing here, though it has had some slight tweaks to colors and design, is now functional. Bug fixing, adding the last four pages and then it is private beta time.
One of the things, besides testing and working with the actual site this image was the concept for, that I worked on this week while all this drama was happening was to begin negotiations with another firm who builds some very unique tools which we want to fully incorporate into all of CA. The spirit of CA has been far too much competition and we are pushing it to collaboration instead...international collaboration.
More to come
TAD update will come shortly too.