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I was thinking about this, courtesy of seeing a "Community Events" link in the mod menu, because wouldn't it be cool to have an "Event" here?

Maybe something like the "World Pentax Day" where on that day, community members go out an take their best photo, the community votes, and the winner owns the site banner for some extended period like a month. I don't know, maybe we could even get the great folks at SE to throw in a t-shirt or something and it becomes an annual thing.

What do people think? Any other ideas?

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    I think getting some events rolling is a great idea. It's been talked about before, but we had struggling momentum. You've got a lot of energy, and with that I think it might be more feasible to start events, and have them periodically throughout the year. – jrista Apr 11 '13 at 4:54
  • +1 great idea . – Regmi Apr 11 '13 at 6:12
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    If you've got the energy and time for it, I'd love to see the themed contests restart. I even have a step-by-step plan for how it'd work, just not the time to implement. – Please Read My Profile Apr 11 '13 at 12:38
  • @mattdm - That's a possibility, I think, I just need to see how my time availability looks. For this, though, I was thinking of a bigger splash item. – John Cavan Apr 12 '13 at 1:25
  • @mattdm - I don't have blog privileges that I'm aware of, not sure how that's actually connect to this site (if at all). – John Cavan Apr 12 '13 at 15:59
  • For blog privs @jrista can hook you up, I think. – Please Read My Profile Apr 12 '13 at 16:34
  • Can you give me more ideas what you mean by "event"? What do other sites do for events? Does an event have to relate to the homepage banner? – dpollitt Apr 12 '13 at 20:22
  • Honestly, a weekly critique event on the main site would be nice. Especially if it's on the main site. Single photograph posts, critique in comments, everything is CW. Thread closed one week after it is posted, comments closed 2 weeks after the thread is posted (if that is possible). – Chinmay Kanchi Apr 12 '13 at 20:24
  • An event can really be anything we want it to be, but if we do something like a contest, the only real point of customization is the banner. Other events could be beer nights, but we're a little scattered. :) – John Cavan Apr 12 '13 at 20:31
  • I created a new Meta question with an annual event proposal. – John Cavan Apr 13 '13 at 13:24
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    @mattdm - I think we can swing the themed contest. I had an idea of maybe that being once every 4 weeks or something. Basically, the rolling contest provides most of images, but the theme based contest drives the other week (not withstanding my proposal for an annual big contest). Thoughts? – John Cavan Apr 14 '13 at 2:36
  • Has anyone tried the live chat feature yet? That might be a good start to a first event. A live chat event to get the ball rolling? Check out chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/14/photography-chat – cliffclof Jan 29 '17 at 1:27

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