June 11, 2007 at 2:38 pm #294576
Ambition is something I like to see in candidates, as is fresh faces. But also, try to be realistic about your promises of change. Remember, it’s only a six month term.
You can make progress in six months, but you can’t change the world. 😉
Keep your campaign platform open to constructive criticism and revision. Stay open-minded to the members with a little more experience/seniority. Don’t let your pride (or criticism of your ideas) get in the way of good suggestions, and you’ll be on the road to a great election!
Remember, even if you don’t get elected this term – you’re gaining awesome experience; and you’ll be an old pro by next time. Be sure to watch some of the other campaigns for ideas on how to improve your own.
A couple of good general campaigning tips:
Be sure to always acknowledge anyone’s ideas, even if you don’t like them. Say something positive, and something negative, about EVERY idea and address the member personally. Not just the idea.
i.e. “Thank you for your suggestion! I like ____ about it, but I think that ____ would be a little hard to accomplish because, ___.”
If you get elected, the members will be your constituents. You’re representing them; make sure they know you’ll listen to their suggestions! If they think you’ll get elected and proceed to do your own thing and disregard cricisism, they won’t support you.
They want to know they’re heard, be social and personal.
The other important thing to remember when campaigning is: Name recognition.
You always want to put your name at least at the beginning/end of a post about your campaign. Because when it comes to election time and people are looking through the polls, if they don’t remember your name connected with your stance, they surely won’t vote for you!
Good luck in continuing the campaigning process, and in the elections!
-TrillJune 9, 2007 at 10:01 pm #293938
I appreciate the ingenuity, but I think this would be making it way more complicated than it needs to be. Honestly, I think the resources would be best left as a single, cleanly edited and concise page that is operated by a single person. The encyclopedia, on the other hand, is good for letting anyone add any kind of helpful information.
-SmeagolJune 9, 2007 at 3:16 pm #293782June 9, 2007 at 3:08 pm #293774
LegosJediParticipantJune 9, 2007 at 3:07 pm #293772June 9, 2007 at 3:05 pm #293771
LegosJediParticipantJune 9, 2007 at 2:25 pm #293760June 9, 2007 at 2:22 pm #293757June 9, 2007 at 2:22 pm #293756June 9, 2007 at 1:34 pm #293743
Currently, the Resources section is hard to update, as you have to email your resource to the Minister, and he has to review it, and add it. I would move to make the system simpler by adding a “Panel”, if you will, that will review the resources submitted, and then add them.
That’s what I suggested, but because we were talking about it in Skype I am glad you will be using that.
I would also move to add a complete system like the Films Directory. People will be given an extra profile where all their resources are listed. An extra field would be added in the forum profiles that will link to this resources profile. Adding resources, editing them, and reviewing them will be so much easier.
No offense but there wouldn’t really be any need in that. Still, it might prove a good idea. Let us see.
I aim to make the Resources page a page for newbs to turn for help, and a page for experienced filmers to make their brickfilms better. I will be more focused on adding new elements such as software, and software reviews, camera reviews, Brickfilmers interviews, etc.
Again, that’s a good thing.
If I am elected as Minister of Filming Resources, the Resources page will get a face lift, as the orginazation will be changed. The look of the Resources page will change, and search feature will be added, to provide easier browsing.
That’s nice, I would suggest you get some good articles and stuff before implementing the search feature. You should also divide it up into categories like on Clay-Mation.
If I am elected Minister of Filming Resources, I will listen to all opinions about what resources need to be included on this page, and how the page can be improved. Found a program that has been overlooked? Send it to me. Several forms of communication will be implemented, so you should have no problem at all in contacting me.
Well you have my vote. Good day to you.
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