WINTER '07 – Brianfast for Minister of Filming Resources

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December 15, 2007 at 11:33 pm #353494
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The incumbent Minister I feel has actually done an OK job. However he has really only specialized in one area and has only created guides. But that is really not enough to turn the resources page into a go to place for help.

Unlike one of my competitors I may not be able to provide the flashiest pages, transparent logos (well I could but I’m illustrating a point), or mysql backends. But I do have a knack for simple functional websites. I actually dispise having lots of flashy things going on when all I want to do is get information One of the things I have in mind are “program finder” scripts where the user can select a few variables e.g. price range,features required. platform ect and then the script will display the user some software or hardware that meet the requirements. I have enough php knowledge to do basic things like that.

I will also oversee which submitted articles get added. I will also make a few articles/guides as well. The main change that will happen under me is that I will simply add links to guides on other sites that are useful. For example doom9.net has lots of useful guides but none on the brickfilms resources page. Another peeve I have is that some of the articles use Quicktime to display movies. I really resent that because Quicktime has stability issues and is a security vulnerability for windows users. If I am elected I will try to convince people to use more reliable codecs for web viewing such as Divx for the guides. I will also cover non proprietary solutions for software users who prefer that.

My experience is mostly video editing and web designing. I know some BASIC and php. I know more then enough HTML to maintain the page. I will appoint a vice minister who is good in my weaknesses to assist me.

I will actively try and recruit people who have posted guides to start adding them to the resources page. I will place absolutely no judgment on the person is trying to contribute, whether he/she has 1 post or 10,000. “Social” stance doesn’t effect anything either.

Please ask questions.

December 16, 2007 at 12:35 am #353527
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Once you have answered the minimum three questions,

I’m not sure why you’ve chosen to arbitrarily leave some of these questions out of your campaign threads, and others follow the guidelines. But the guidelines are there for a reason, to create continuity through all of the campaign threads. To display how each candidates would respond to the same question and create a basis for the voters to choose who they think is the best candidate.

-Trill

December 16, 2007 at 12:53 am #353533
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Brian, you can web design? Wow. Can I see some of you work? I’d like to see some of the stuff you do. Oh, and nice banner image. :P

– LegosJedi — Building Better Resources Today, for Better Resources Tomorrow.
Candidate for Minister of Filming Resources

December 16, 2007 at 12:55 am #353536
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Do you have any experience in writing tutorials/articles? If so, can you give some examples?

December 16, 2007 at 12:58 am #353543
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While it seems that you have the basic skills to perform this ministry, what makes you exceptional? What makes you the best candidate for the job?

The point of campaigning is not to say “I can do this,” but to say “I can do this well, and am the best person to do this job.”

-Trill

December 16, 2007 at 9:29 pm #353834
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“Trillspots” wrote:

Once you have answered the minimum three questions,

I’m not sure why you’ve chosen to arbitrarily leave some of these questions out of your campaign threads, and others follow the guidelines. But the guidelines are there for a reason, to create continuity through all of the campaign threads. To display how each candidates would respond to the same question and create a basis for the voters to choose who they think is the best candidate.

-Trill

Well I believe I answered some of these in the text but fine:

Q:What experience do you have relating to Film Resources?
A:I have known HTML for 5 years. I have been editing videos at a high level for around 2 years. My programming knowledge has come in bits and pieces for a while now.

Q:How much time would you be able to spend performing your duties as Minister of Film resources?
A: Enough time on weekends to keep it up to date.

Q:What unique character qualities are you able to contribute to the Ministry?
A: I regularly use the 3 major operating systems (MacOSX,Linux,Windows). Also I have some ideas that will help people select codecs, software and hardware easier. I will also cover non-proprietary solutions for people that value that.

Q:What is your motivation for running for Minister of Film Resources?
A: Film making is one of my hobbies, the resources page could really use improvement.

December 16, 2007 at 9:32 pm #353837
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“Schlaeps” wrote: Do you have any experience in writing tutorials/articles?

Yes I have written articles for various open source projects. A recent example is my work for Joomla! in the Google Highly Open Participation Contest.

If you are really interested it is posted under task number 56 on this site

Legosjedi: I do not have any examples of my work online. But at my temporary website you can see a template that I bought from someone and I have been modifying. And yeah, I was inspired to use the same web 2.0 generator as you. :)

December 19, 2007 at 12:37 pm #354595
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“brianfast” wrote:
If you are really interested it is posted under task number 56 on this site

I looked all through that site and couldn’t find a #56, even when did find a list of guidelines with numbers, 56 was edited out.

So again I pose to you the question, are you an experienced writer, and can you give some examples of your writing. If you have no examples to give, then write one. Write an extensive tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (directed at someone who has never made a sandwich before, assuming that you have to take them through it every step of the way…every tedious thing that you would assume they would know, without being patronizing.) or an actual brickfilming tutorial.

I don’t honestly think the subject matters as much as the content and mechanics, how specific can you be?

-Trill, wondering if brianfast could do the PB&J tutorial, it’s harder than it sounds.

December 19, 2007 at 11:33 pm #354822
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Task 56 is a tutorial written for “dummies”. Therefore I won’t do the peanut butter tutorial, although I have done it before.

Since you cannot find #56 I will post a direct link.

http://code.google.com/p/google-highly- … tail?id=56

December 20, 2007 at 12:14 am #354840
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Oh, and Brian, your web page link doesn’t work.

December 20, 2007 at 1:39 am #354883
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“LegosJedi” wrote: Oh, and Brian, your web page link doesn’t work.

They work for me.

December 20, 2007 at 3:16 am #354900
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Funny, it wasn’t working the other day. Oh well. Can we see a website that you yourself designed, that’s not based of off a template?

December 20, 2007 at 4:08 am #354910
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No and it shouldn’t matter. The resources page is a place for resources, not fancy layouts.

December 20, 2007 at 10:01 am #354946
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That article (odt file) is more or less a sequence of ten simple steps. Not really a tutorial that gives us an idea of your writing capacity/quality.

Although, I suppose it’s rather presumptuous of us all to be judging your writing capabilities when it doesn’t really matter if you don’t plan on writing any tutorials yourself.

So… is that your stance? You’ll be more or less the keeper of keys? (Aside from the program finder script I mean)

December 20, 2007 at 11:49 pm #355143
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Every tutorial should be a sequence of simple steps. I certainly do not want to write convoluted tutorials. I did what Joomla asked, active voice and minimalist text. At least I have provided documentation that was accepted by one of the most popular php projects. I don’t see any other candidates posting anything similar.

Yes I will be more of a keep of keys, but I will still add my own tutorials and maintain the finder scripts. But why rewrite tutorials that already exist on the internet?

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