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June 10, 2007 at 2:06 pm #294114
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Squash

Friends and fellow brickfilmers, I would like to say that I am running for Minister of Information. I have many ideas that could greatly benefit this community’s news system. Like say, updating it on a regular basis. I scan brickfilms everyday, almost always more than once, and make an attempt to see every topic posted. Also, I would like to change the current system, by allowing anyone to PM me news they feel is important, rather than appointing deputies. I would then sort through the messages, and decide which news would best benefit our community. Now, you may be thinking, “If you update so often, isn’t most of the news going to be pointless junk?”. No way. I will make certain that anything put on our news page is something you, the people want to hear about.
As for the grammar portion of this job, I believe you should find my skills more than acceptable.
I also plan to update the featured film every week, so you can see more of the best brickfilms around.
To conclude, I Squash am running for Minister of Information. It you support what I have previously said, then please, vote for me.
Any questions or comments?

June 10, 2007 at 3:49 pm #294144
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Nick Durron

I’m still a little fuzzy about how the current system works, with deputies and all that. Perhaps you could explain it a little better so I understand exactly what you’re planning to change.

June 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm #294167
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Squash

Well, right now, we have a system where the minister appoints deputies. These people would help him/her by telling the minister about important news. The thing I wish to change, is to give every member the right to send me things they deem important, and then I (the minister) would look at all the suggestions, and post the most useful, need to know, important ones. This way, I get much more news, and the community gets to see what their fellow members think they need to know. This will also stop me from having to pick favorites :P . In other words, everyone can be a deputy, without asking.

June 10, 2007 at 5:23 pm #294198
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RP Hoogle

You don’t have to appoint deputies this is an interesting approach to have input from everyone but will you still search for news or will you just rely on the communities input?

June 10, 2007 at 5:45 pm #294207
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Squash

I will most certainly be searching for news on my own as well. I wouldn’t be a very good minister if I didn’t. I plan on having lots of frequent news. Does anyone have any questions as far as what the news I’ll put up is?

June 11, 2007 at 1:15 am #294447
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Nick Durron

Hmmm… I guess this sounds alright. Perhaps you could have a few experienced deputies in addition to letting everyone send you stuff. I also think it would be nice if you posted an update if some new film came out that was killer awesome and everyone needed to go see right then. As of now, the news being posted seems too stiff, and it often doesn’t get put up right on time. Most members, I think, already know about it by the time it gets posted on the front page.

June 11, 2007 at 2:40 am #294471
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Cometgreen

I think I’d rather just vote for someone willing to do the work involved.

Cometgreen

June 11, 2007 at 3:29 am #294482
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saulgoode

“Squash” wrote: I will most certainly be searching for news on my own as well. I wouldn’t be a very good minister if I didn’t. I plan on having lots of frequent news. Does anyone have any questions as far as what the news I’ll put up is?

Yes. I was wondering if you might consider any of the following events newsworthy enough to report on their developments (announcements, updates, or results):

  • IDEA Logo Contest[/*]
  • Steinerei Festival & Film Contest[/*]
  • Nadine & Charlie Music Video Contest[/*]
  • The TTC Contest[/*]
  • FreeLUG Summer Meet festival (FreeLUG Rencontre Estivale)[/*]
  • IDEA Contest[/*]
  • The Nerd Parade Music Video Contest[/*]
  • The LEGO Star Wars Movie-making Contest[/*]
June 11, 2007 at 1:31 pm #294554
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Squash

^Yes, I would. I would post the initial announcements, then, when there was an update, I would post in the news a link to the thread, and, if needed, explain what the update is. I would definitely post on local contests (community wise), and any that are posted in the forums. Right now, for instance, I would have made a news post announcing the “No Second Troy” Music video competition. Anything that the brickfilmers should hear about, I would post. I think any small (or large) short film contest, that was well though through obviously, should be considered news.

I think I’d rather just vote for someone willing to do the work involved.

Please explain. I am going to be doing the work. I will be browsing through sources just like any other MoI would. The thing is, that I’m adding, not changing.
Thank you.
EDIT: Yeah Nick, I was thinking that I will post a news article on any film that is well received, or is getting much attention. Or both.

June 11, 2007 at 1:59 pm #294559
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Trillspots

I really don’t recall anyone actually having deputies. It was thrown out as an option, from Rev, when I was MoI – because I was ultra busy. But I never actually had any, and I don’t believe KG ever appoited deputies.

The job is easy enough for one person to do, considering that there isn’t normally enough to have to post more than once a day. (Usually less than that is better, because by the end of the week, you couldn’t glance and see the news from the beginning of the week.) 2-3 times a week is probably a good balance.

As far as having people PM you with news, they do that already. I don’t know that inviting people to overload your PM box is necessarily the best idea.

Then you have frustration when someone PMs you something and it doesn’t get posted. How would you handle that?

It’s foolhearty to leave it to one person’s discretion to pick and choose between user-submitted material. That’s why we have an MoI, one person elected by the community to be trusted to find the most noteworthy news, and post it.

I’m not against your running, but I think your methods could stand a little improvement. I like your initiative though, and I like to see fresh faces running for positions on Brickfilms.com! :)

Keep up the campaigning!
-Trill

June 11, 2007 at 2:34 pm #294573
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Squash

As far as having people PM you with news, they do that already. I don’t know that inviting people to overload your PM box is necessarily the best idea.

I would clear once a week, so it doesn’t overload, and so I know I’m not posting last week’s news.

Then you have frustration when someone PMs you something and it doesn’t get posted. How would you handle that?

I would make sure everyone understands that I am going to be using only the news that benefit our community the most. If someone does throw a fit, I will get in contact with them, and calmly explain why their news wasn’t used. I would work through any problems people have, by being reasonable.

It’s foolhearty to leave it to one person’s discretion to pick and choose between user-submitted material. That’s why we have an MoI, one person elected by the community to be trusted to find the most noteworthy news, and post it.

That would still be what I would be doing. I would still look through news myself, I would just be adding an option, for people who see news I haven’t posted to inform me about it.
I really am just changing 2 things. I add the option of getting more news from the people, which changes the amount of news we get. I’m just tired of once a month updates. I want to see more news, that people wouldn’t normally see.
Thanks for being kind about this stuff guys. I can see that many people disagree with my ideas, which is fine. It’s up to you to decide who is best for the job.
-Squash

June 11, 2007 at 2:45 pm #294580
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Trillspots

I don’t really think it’s disagreement with ideas. Just confusion because your ideas are pretty much already in place.

People can, and do PM you with suggestions when you’re MoI. That’s nothing new, it’s already an option. It always was.

As far as seeing more news, that’s great – just remember not to overwhelm people! :)

I like to see someone who listens and responds in-kind to a member’s concerns. Just remember not to be too attached to your stance. Politicians have to be flexible, and open-minded. :)

-Trill

June 11, 2007 at 2:54 pm #294586
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Squash

Just remember not to be too attached to your stance. Politicians have to be flexible, and open-minded.

NO! THEY NEVE- er, um…
Really though, thanks for the advise Trill. I doubt that I will even get into the race though :| . Along the lines of what Trill just said, does anyone have ideas for what they would like to see in this position?

June 11, 2007 at 2:58 pm #294587
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Trillspots

“Squash” wrote:
Really though, thanks for the advise Trill. I doubt that I will even get into the race though :| .

So? Most first-time candidates don’t make it, don’t let that discourage you. Consider this a trial run, learn from it! By next elections, you’ll know just what to do – and just what the people want! :)

Good Luck!

June 11, 2007 at 8:01 pm #294705
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Squash

I say once again, what do you guys think the news page should have, or be like? I am here to get what you want.

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