For some background, the site started as InsideQC. It briefly expanded to include Quake 2, Jedi Knight, and Genesis3d. For this expanded scope it rebranded to Inside3d. A few Jedi Knight tutorials and one or two articles on Genesis3d appeared. A Quake 2 mod was hosted, Stroggs Gone Mad. These were blips on the timeline of the site, as the 1996 Quake remained the constant. As the hurdles were often similar, projects other than Quake were discussed here. The second Quake Expo, which originated on these forums, opened up to Quake 2, and the third, 2006 (which celebrated Quake's 10th anniversary) expanded it to Quake 3. But they still celebrated the original Quake principally.
When AtomicGamer abruptly shutdown, we took it as an opportunity to return the site to the original branding, matching the community which has sustained it for nearly two decades.
The site started in Quake, and has been sustained by Quake and its fans. Personally if I was just looking for a game technology community, I would be spending my time on UE4 sites. Others on Unity, and so on. This site is first and foremost a Quake site, and we acknowledge that Quake is more than a game, it is also a platform in a way, particularly after the work of LordHavoc and Spike. But that still rests upon the pillar that is Quake, the pillar which drew us all here in the first place.
The subject of the Quake Mod Showcase, a specific place where Quake mods, the primary product of the community, came up eighteen days ago. This sub-forum, which is particularly granular and exclusive in topic, was brought up as a potential candidate - though no particular name was suggested. With two weeks of no objections I took action. The name can still change, and Error has suggested "Project Showcase", which is fine by me. "Community Projects" has an implicit statement of involving more than one person in the community, or being something the public can contribute to.
No one has to contribute to What Are You Working On?, and individuals are free to start threads for their own projects, as is commonly done.
I'm here for Quake, I will enjoy quality works derived from its code base, but I am here for Quake.
If there is no reasoned complaint to "Project Showcase", I'll rename the sub-forum to that tomorrow evening, local time.
...and all around me was the chaos of battle and the reek of running blood.... and for the first time in my life I knew true happiness.