Some of you may remember my idea to start a DeviantArt group dedicated to customization.
Well I couldn't wait for DA to get the groups function live, so I decided to make #DitchDefault
for the time being.
If you join up there's no pressure to be actively involved, how the group will work exactly is not yet clearly, that will have to be worked out once the groups function is released. However read through the page and offer any suggestions and ideas you might have. I envision it to be a hub and a starting place. Rather than trying to take over from any other communities. There are many great websites and resources out there, and we can let people know about them
Once again anyone can :+watch: and join the group, but if you see yourself as being an active member in the future for example helping newcomers, writing up tutorials, scouting for news and developments in the scene, betatesting etc. Then leave a message on the page to the effect of "I'm in!"
The current home for ditchdefault is [link]
so check it out
I've been thinking more about getting a Customization Group started up when the new DA Groups feature gets released. I was still thinking of the name DitchDefault. Would you be interested in being a groupie (an active participating member)?
Initially I thought the group would be simply Windows customization, but do you think Linux and OSX etc. should also be included in the group? I personally think with that much scope the group might not be focused enough. As it is, in Windows alone there are so many areas.
I think that if there was a group then there could be some different areas/sub areas.
I'm not sure what's the best way to go about that. So would love to know what you think
Finally, pretty much everyone I know in the Customization scene are really great folk, and what we do is for the love and for the challenge, not to make money or because we want everyone to know how great we are.
I would like you to suggest people that you think could head up certain areas of the group, obviously they would need to be contacted to see if they want to take on the responsibility. Each area could have multiple helping, also I know you could nominate yourself but everyone will have an active role to play in the group. I definitely don't want membership to be exclusive. Maybe there would have to be some basic criteria, such as having 5 submissions to DA that in some way relate to Desktop Customization. I'd love to get as many people on board as possible.
I don't know what is possible with the Groups page, but I'd like to see a section with links to the customization pages that YOU manage, as a way to link the community a bit tighter. I have other ideas but have no idea whether they will work.
Anyways let me know what you think