I wish I could post more often but that's always been a problem of mine, which is that I'll participate in spurts and really get into posting and responding, and then burn out and not do anything for months or even years while I either focus on my other hobbies or just plug away at 1/6 without sharing anything (as has been the case lately). I've found it takes me a huge effort to photograph my work and then try to carefully craft coherent and interesting (I hope) threads describing my work and processes and methods. Over at OSW I haven't posted that much over the years, but I put a lot of effort into almost every thread I started and shared, and before that I did the same at 6thD and SAG when I was active there too.
Which brings me to my point (I know, I know, get to the point, right? ): I'm genuinely concerned that all that hard work I put into those posts over at OSW might get lost, with all their technical issues and with people leaving etc. Some people are saying "let it die" but what happens to all those posts if VS shuts it all down? For me those are a record of my work, my "legacy" (sounds pompous I know) and I'd hate to lose it if that site goes under. So, my idea is: perhaps we should start an archive section where members can re-post the original threads of old work so that we have a record of stuff we did over there on this site, or at least some of the most important/meaningful work we want to archive. It wouldn't have to crowd out the General Talk section (most of you have probably seen all my old work and aren't interested in seeing it again), but for those who are interested it would be a way for us to check out each other's past work. Unfortunately we would lose all the member's comments from the original OSW threads but at least we could have the original project posts and for those who haven't seen those old threads on this site you can always add new replies.
What do you think? Is it too much work? It would be self-directed so mods/admins don't need to actively archive stuff for us (like they used to do at 6th D).
Interested to hear any and all constructive thoughts.