It's been a while since we first talked about updating VideoSift and took your suggestions. This is just an update to let you know that it is still happening.
It's challenging thinking about an update to a community that has been around this long. We've got layers of features six years thick. Some of them we may have to ditch because they don't work with the new site.
For a web community there are two halves that make it successful - the first half is a vibrant group of members who inject humanity, culture and cameraderie. It's that patina that builds over time.
The other half is creating the technical environment, tools and community rules that set the boundaries of what can and cannot be done. We're working on that part. We know it's time to move forward.
The most important part of VideoSift's health for me - is that VideoSift should never be a lonely place. I love it when I see newcomers get singled out and welcomed in their profile - or when a mysterious band of furry strangers decide to pitch their tents.
Sometimes web communities die. I'm aware of that. Like a lot of you, I've been on the web since the beginning and I've been sad to say goodbye to some of my favourite online places. Why the hell did Suck go away? They seemed to have the world on a string. Did they really think that the next thing they did would be better? Well, OK some of them went on to do great stuff - but I still regret they couldn't make it work. I'm also sad about the demise of my favourite Podcast over the last week.
Anyway, my point is - that VideoSift 5.0 is still coming, and I really appreciate the commitment of all the members to this place. We're going to do something crazy for our 10 year Siftiversary - but the next version of VideoSift will come long before that. ;-)