Proposal: Signal, Image & Video Processing

The signal, image and video processing site proposal has just reached 35% (75 commitments). In order to move the site forward, we need another ~ 200 people to commit.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I've been:

  • Using some freebie advertisement time on LinkedIn and Google Ad Sense to promote the site.
  • Posting on comp.dsp to get interested people to go to the site.
  • Posting on twitter and facebook.

Let me know of anything else we could / should be doing.


You need inside SEN support. None proposals will take off without 100+ active SEN members AND 100+ newcomers. Newcomers are optional if you have strong inside support. See Roblox and SmugMug. They suffer of lack of inside support.

  • Good info, thanks! – Peter K. Feb 1 '11 at 1:22

Among the requirements for a beta launch is 100 users with 200+ reputation on a Stack Exchange site. One solution would be to make sure that users posting in DSP-related StackOverflow questions are aware of this proposal. I found this proposal from a user page.

  • Thanks for the pointer, Tim! – Peter K. Feb 16 '11 at 1:11

I think you should directly try to find people in you network and sell the site to them. Twitter and Facebook can help, but it better to have a face to face conversion.

  • OK, thanks for the suggestion! – Peter K. Feb 1 '11 at 1:22

Post on sci.image.processing news group

  • Great idea! Done! – Peter K. Mar 14 '11 at 19:29

You could address companies in the DSP research/development world. I, for one, work for LMS international; some others are B&K, the Modal Shop, Mueller BBM...

  • Good idea, I'm just not sure that I can help with it. I'll certainly ping my co-workers (again), but it will need everyone to do similarly. Thanks for the suggestion! – Peter K. May 18 '11 at 11:42

Sign up for mailing lists of AES, IEEE signal processing society and such and try to advertize there. Make sure they allow that first.


I don't know how much of a difference it would make, but since commitment strength decays over time, it might help to uncommit and recommit to the proposal (see, e.g., this Meta thread).

Certainly, those with more experience in the Area 51 arena are welcome to shoot this idea down if it won't work in practicality.

  • I had deleted this before, but since it seems this is acceptable (and Peter is recommending it), I will undelete it. – jonsca Aug 9 '11 at 19:31

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