June 11, 2003 at 6:36 pm #4921
I wasn’t sure whether to put this here or in General Discussion, since it is about Post and Review Films, but I have no film to post and review. Anyway, my question is:
Can a film that has been posted here get into the directory? Or, if it’s in the directory, can it get onto here?
DanJune 11, 2003 at 6:45 pm #4923
strongest of the weakMember
When jason was in charge, just because a film was posted here, doesnt mean it will be in the directory. You had to e-mail him a LINK to the film to a special addy he had set up. I dont know Revmen has any plans to change this or not.June 11, 2003 at 9:07 pm #4938
At this very moment in time, there is no way for you to get a film into the directory, as it would need to be through me, and I’m putting almost all of my attention towards the site redesign.
I’m working on an automated system for people to add films to the directory. There’ll be a page where you fill in all the details about your film and it will appear in the directory automatically. Then you can go to the forum and tell everyone about your new film in the directory, and everyone can get to it that way.
As far as I know, there haven’t been any added since February 17th, so we’ll have a lot of catching up to do once I get the new directory online. I’ve got just about everything working in terms of finding and viewing films, and I have still to do a front end for people to enter and edit their films. I think that as soon as I get the directory portion of the site functional, I might make it a ‘cyborg site,’ with the front page and film directory being in the new style and everything else being the legacy stuff. That should allow us to start getting some of those films into the directory that have only been released in the forums.
The new directory will have more room for directors to add information about their films. There will be 4 spots for download links, a Director’s Commentary section where you can write whatever you want about your film, and a Contributor’s section, which will be a list you create of people who contributed to your film. Also appearing on the film page will be reviews and ratings.June 12, 2003 at 2:10 am #4979
That’ll be cool, i supposeJune 12, 2003 at 6:32 am #5002
I have my reservations about the films appearing in the directory automatically. My experience (based on coolbrickmovies.com) is, that people are not able to link to screenshots properly, and will submit bogus material. My advice would be to have a moderation system like BrickShelf’s.
Stefan.June 12, 2003 at 7:58 am #5007
“wandrer2″ wrote: I have my reservations about the films appearing in the directory automatically. My experience (based on coolbrickmovies.com) is, that people are not able to link to screenshots properly, and will submit bogus material. My advice would be to have a moderation system like BrickShelf’s.
I couldn’t agree with this more.
Let the film-maker do it themselves, but make that it MUST be moderated before it goes to ‘air’ as it were.
Otherwise I guarantee you’ll have literally hundreds of:
“Here is my 4 second trailer for my 25 minute adaption of Foucault’s Pendulum… oh and by the way, this is just a test to see of you guys like it”
HaliJune 12, 2003 at 10:27 am #5013
I think this thread is more valid in the “Site Redesign” board.
My idea was to have a moderation à la BrickShelf, where the moderators can visit a special page showing the films, they can download them, write reviews, fix errors in the submission data and let it go online!
Coupling moderation and reviewing would assure that there is at least one review in the directory, and that all data are correct, links are working, etc. The only thing that would need taking care of is, that multiple reviewers could modify data on the same film at the same time. Of course, both reviews should be added, but what should happen to the rest of the data?
Stefan.June 12, 2003 at 12:25 pm #5021
OK, this shouldn’t be too difficult to do. I’ll make it so that newly submitted films are only visible by the panel, and that it needs to have at least one review submitted and be OK’d before it’s made public.
Since the reviews are kept in a child table to the main film table, multiple reviewers writing reviews simultaneously won’t be a problem. But you’re right, there might be a problem if they go to change the information provided by the submitter. I’m sure there’s some way to solve it, it’s not like it’s a unique problem in the database world.June 12, 2003 at 7:01 pm #5063
Another thing that could be improved on in the Film Directory is the categories. It would be easier for people looking for films if there were sub-categories (StarWars,Sci-Fi,Fantasy,etc.) -Strider
But I do agree that movies should be moderated before being put on the site. -StriderJune 12, 2003 at 9:48 pm #5074
Actually, there are categories, too. Jason and his crew built those in, and I’ll just reuse them. The categories are:
and I added Documentary, though I might change that to Educational.