Okay, for some folks this isn't a problem. If your site is to showcase only your own work, then you have no particular need to go around and look for other people's stuff. But if you're doing a themed site, you need to find material on your theme, and ask for it, or ask for it to be done. The two things you don't want are (1) e-mail flooding with bad submissions and (2) no new material. The best solution is to do an invite only site (though of course that puts a few noses out of joint--the opposite solution is to just take anything, but as long as there's any kind of editorial focus, that's not going to happen), but if so, where's the best place to go looking for material to invite, and what's the best approach to the invitation? And what about finding people who maybe haven't done anything that's right for your site, but might have an interest? I run into this with art a lot--I'll see an artist who I really like and think, "I'll bet he could do a knock-down, bang-up job on [X]." But it feels a bit imperious to go around saying, "You know, you should draw stuff that's never going to have much of a home away from my site" (since sometimes it's for the illustrator's gallery). And what about turning things down if they've been submitted and don't really fit the site? Anyway, the thread is just here to talk about the issues involved in getting content.