Where to direct newcomers or advertise for new members?

category: general [glöplog]
I've often wondered why there's no obvious place for newcomers to apply for membership in established groups or where groups could advertise for group-openings.

Whether a group is expanding, needing other talent or whatever the reason, it would be really nice with some central way of advertising this. Also, it would be a lot easier for sceners to direct newcomers to such a place. Perhaps new groups would even be formed that way. That's how most bands do, and with just a little effort, it would be possible to match people and goups up geografically too.
added on the 2010-12-23 01:41:58 by Punqtured Punqtured
i heard these demosceners guys have pouet.net for that.
added on the 2010-12-23 01:59:07 by iks iks
In which way do you mean, Pouet is able to match people with groups or people with other people based on geografical location?

If a group were to advertise for new members, I'd say that thread would be visible on the page for just about a day or two, before it drops down and returns to oblivion.

Having seen some quite arrogant answers to questions from newcomers who just didn't know how to "get in", I'd still say there's a need for a place for sceners and groups to match up.
added on the 2010-12-23 02:19:53 by Punqtured Punqtured
then, make a demo about it ?
added on the 2010-12-23 02:24:18 by bLa bLa
Now that would be a great answer to a new potential graphics artist looking for a group opening or other newcomers to team up with.
added on the 2010-12-23 02:30:14 by Punqtured Punqtured
anywhere else than pouet would prolly be good for newcomers
added on the 2010-12-23 07:05:59 by nosfe nosfe
Gmitts puts on old man hat.

When I were a lad we advertised in ye olde diskmags like Grapevine or Visual Intensity! But how about shoving requests into nfos like that "other" scene does?

then, make a demo about it? -bLa

Yeah, we did that too.
added on the 2010-12-23 07:39:06 by Gmitts Gmitts
I think demoparties are what you are looking for.
anywhere else than pouet would prolly be good for newcomers

So f*cking win it's not funny.
Maybe spamming slashdot, gawker, digg etc. & all the others with -
"go make a demo about it"
added on the 2010-12-23 07:46:08 by ringofyre ringofyre
I wonder how did we manage to make any demo group at all before the intrawebz 2.0
added on the 2010-12-23 10:46:14 by Jcl Jcl
what thom said.
added on the 2010-12-23 10:49:08 by psenough psenough
yeah, just go to a party, the rest is a self runner...
I grasped my guts this year and visited the evoke. I wanted to go to a demoparty since I finished school in 2k3...
When I got there, I found people I seen before. They live a few towns away from me and now I'm going to tUM with them. I think that is how it starts...
Sometimes you meet faces you know or you meet faces that like the same thing like you do... A group is not only a collection of people with the right skills, it should be a group of people that like each other, too?
Thats why it's called a demo - PARTY. Because you like each other... ;)
added on the 2010-12-23 11:05:34 by FeN FeN
Yeah. Go to a party, have a beer and make a demo about it for the next party.
added on the 2010-12-23 12:13:13 by uncle-x uncle-x
definitly what thom said.
added on the 2010-12-23 12:38:17 by xrs xrs
The way I see it;

you do what you do
spread your work around
talk to people
it'll work out fine.

People with similar interests tend to gravitate together, eventually.
added on the 2010-12-23 12:50:29 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Usually newcomers first found their own groups, and if they prove to be talented after releasing some stuff, they are asked by established groups to join them.
added on the 2010-12-23 13:46:01 by Adok Adok
This whole party idea makes too much sense, and is perhaps even somewhat organic. Obviously the Demoscene needs some sort of Human Resources facility, which can match people using a series of true and false questions.

e.g. "Are you wearing pants?"
added on the 2010-12-23 13:57:31 by AGL AGL
"you do what you do
spread your work around
talk to people
it'll work out fine."

and for what do you need the ominous scene then?
you can do this wherever you want
added on the 2010-12-23 14:44:33 by xeNusion xeNusion
Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together.
added on the 2010-12-23 14:56:02 by FeN FeN
perhaps coming on some demo oriented IRCnet channels can help...
added on the 2010-12-23 15:12:36 by rez rez
do you have suggestions? examples? That would be something :D
added on the 2010-12-23 15:35:56 by FeN FeN
before the internet groups were mostly country based.. or even groups excisted from members living in the same city / area.

added on the 2010-12-23 15:45:15 by magic magic
If you can't google and IRC then you probably wouldn't demo.
added on the 2010-12-23 16:00:02 by __ __
what kaneel and ps said.
added on the 2010-12-25 19:16:54 by iks iks
Direct newcomers to http://www.hugi.scene.org/. That's one of the best ways to learn about the scene and coding.
added on the 2010-12-25 20:22:06 by Adok Adok