*** PHOTO GALLERIES ***
Some input required please!
I'm still wrestling with the Gallery module: it is supposed to fit in the menu bar at the top (I temporarily removed it, as it was currently a waste of space as it led only to an "in progress" placeholder.
This module will (eventually, I hope!) bring up a "gallery" where images are sorted according to type, and you can comment on them too. Nothing that can't be done elsewhere I suppose, but it looks better, and is more readily findable. (What most visitors want are videos and photos, so we have to make if easy for them to find it.)
For the moment, because people are asking about it, and it can help get photos logically assembled, I propose having a dedicated spot in the forum here. When the Gallery module is up and running, I can transfer everything, correctly attributed, to the module.
So we have two (I think!) options:
1) a single forum section containing all the photos, (like this "Community" section, "Watch routines", etc etc), or;
2) a dedicated photo thread in each of the pre-existing sections, like add a photo thread in the Ruth forum, one in the Louise section, etc.
The second solution has the advantage of keeping the subject matter together, but the first keeps content type together. Which consideration is more important? Which do you think would be the best way to do it? If we choose one, it's easy enough to change to the other, so it's not irrevocable!
I'm leaning to 1) I think, as it might keep things tidier and reinforce the separation fo images from written content, but would like to hear others' opinions.
In terms of grouping, obviously the separate troupes come to mind, then perhaps apart from group photos, single shots might be the only category worth having?
Let me know what you think!