Hi Discourse Team,
I’m thinking of installing Discourse for our new photo location website: http://www.fotovue.com (just published our first book).
The objective is to create a forum where people can share their locations for taking landscape photography, ask questions about where the best locations for landscape photography are in a particular area (we will have area categories for different areas) and also to share the photographs they have taken.
I have a few questions.
First: is the bandwidth going to go through the roof with people posting lots of photos.
Second: People have avatars, can forum categories have avatars?
And the biggie:. I used to be advertising manager (and editor) at a climbing website: UKClimbing
At UKClimbing there is a very busy forum built from the ground-up: UKC Forums
This is split into categories. One category is Premier Posts: a forum where you have to pay-to-post, from selling used climbing gear to big companies - like Black Diamond - advertising their new products or events.
Five Premier posts rotate at the top of an individuals latest forums - or you can go and see all Premier posts at: can’t post link but you will find it…!!!
Posters pay by credit card for these Premier posts and it is/was a significant revenue stream.
Is such a pay-to-post system possible within a Discourse forum?
Thanks for all your great work.