i'll just sticky the retail available products, merging threads together, like i did with the "craft type books" thread for now. if the available resources get too large and look cluttered, i will try and rearrange them if i can.
as for gallery, that would have to mean the boss creating a new section in the gallery area for artists original work, with a nice link in the creative forum to click straight through to it, although artists simply making a thread with a commentary and a live link to the image in the gallery wherever it is will suffice
yep, but as a new section with two active posters plus a walkthru by a newly published author, major alterations would be well down the line i feel.
after all, only admin can make major changes and as a former admin using vbulletin, i remember just how long it takes to add a simple tree forum to a site, let alone start changing or adding major things such as galleries and link pages!!!!
i think this forum is so specialised that the amount of material in it won't require major alteration for a while now.
if you pm the boss with all your bookmarks we could look at stickying a thread (although he might decide he is becoming a seearch engine or advertising board for the rest of the web ). but since the quantity of ones concerning art and writing will be low, you might as well go about posting/editing a thread or two in here with them and i'll rearrange, merge and sticky them for now. i only want to have about 4-5 stickies though, as it'll make variable posts slide off the page.
In the Links you could leave it whole or split it into Writing Helper sites, Publisher Sites and even Member Offsite Galleries
In the Gallery, Since it would be member created art you could do many sub folders but it would be best to leave that open until there were enough submissions to warrant a sub folder. You would want to allow for Jpeg and Bmp or Gif. I don't know about Tiff because they tend to be BIG I believe. Some sub-folder ideas could be 'cifi', 'fantasy', worlds, creatures, ships, maps, weapons ....