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  • #294114
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    Squash
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    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?

    #294144
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    Nick Durron
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    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.

    #294167
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    Squash
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    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 😛 . In other words, everyone can be a deputy, without asking.

    #294198
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    RP Hoogle
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    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?

    #294207
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    Squash
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    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?

    #294447
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    Nick Durron
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    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.

    #294471
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    Cometgreen
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    I think I’d rather just vote for someone willing to do the work involved.

    Cometgreen

    #294482
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    saulgoode
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    “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[/*]
    #294554
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    Squash
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    ^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.

    #294573
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    Squash
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    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

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