I'm a little confused how the Multimedia Section's taxonomy is intended to work.
Other sites like the FA or DeviantArt model falls into the trap of having a labyrinth of subcategories. Conversely, Booru sites' tag-based system makes no distinction between different categories of media. FurryNetwork seems to be using both Categories AND Tags.
The tag system works a little cleaner in artwork than the multimedia section. For instance if I go to the Artwork section and type "music" into the tag filter, it will return pictures that have to do with music (assuming the artist included that tag in zir submission). But... if I go into the Multimedia section and type the "music" tag, so far only 9 submissions return.. but I know darn well there are more than 9 songs uploaded to the site. :) If I type "video" only TWO submissions are returned...
So how do we deal with the Multimedia section? Do we make tons of subcategories? It would become quite the slew of them.
As far as the Audio/Music category goes, I'm very much in favor if giving that art form its own section entirely. Two reasons for this:
- Just like art, photography or stories, audio alone does not constitute multimedia; you have to have more than one element combined (e.g.: art and sound, or photo and sound) for it to be multimedia. Therefore, just like artwork, stories, or photos, audio constitutes its own category/section.
- All the audiophiles and furry musicians would love you for it! It would be the first of its kind--an entire section dedicated JUST to that art form. That's never been done before since the Furry Music Foundation created its site back in the 1990's. They've been attempting to get off the ground for years, so this would be a big step in helping that effort.
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