December 16, 2007 at 7:45 pm #353788
What is my motivation for running for Minister of Truth?
I really like the Brickfilms community. It’s diverse, and it feels like a home of sorts. Active as I am in this community, I have never done anything to become an “official” Brickfilms staff member. I feel it’s time to change that. I dedicate a lot of time to this place, and I’ve become such a regular person here that I feel it’s time to give something back. More, even, than just the IBDB and the archiving project (and the brickfilms ;)).
How much time would I be able to spend performing my duties as Minister of Truth?
As most of you probably know, I’m a quite active member in the community (apart from being the #1 poster, I am also archiving the Brickfilms Directory, and administrating the IBDB). I spend a lot of time in it (at least an hour a day, usually more). When I’m Minister of Truth, I will dedicate a lot of that time to the Brickfilms Encyclopedia.
What experience do I have relating to my desired ministry?
I am currently the administrator of the Internet Brickfilms Database. This is a database very similar to the Brickfilms Encyclopedia. As a result of that, I know a lot of things on using these WIKI-thingies and am quite experienced with the formatting/interface.
What are my ideas to expand or improve the Ministry?
When I’m Minister of Truth, I will personally see that the information in the Brickfilms Encyclopedia is as up to date and reliable as possible. Pages on software, tutorials, contests etcetera will be regularly checked to make sure there are no dead links, false statements etcetera. I shall also spend a lot of time extending articles and making articles for new software.
Of course, editing isn’t just my job; one of the main features of the Brickfilms Encyclopedia that makes it stand out above the Resources and FAQ is that anyone can edit information. As a result, I will personally monitor edits in order to make sure they are “good edits”.
There is a lot of SPAM on the Brickfilms Encyclopedia. It degrades the Encyclopedia standards. I will change the procedure for registering.
Simply registering through the Encyclopedia will be disabled; instead, the person who wants to register needs to send me a PM in which the user will have to give his/her password of choice, and his/her e-mail address, so I can register that person. That way I can monitor all registering, and SPAM bots will not be able to register without me knowing it. This way, instead of deleting SPAM (which is the current system), all SPAM will be prevented. This tactic has proven to be working in the IBDB, which also suffered from vandalism and SPAM until I changed it into this.
This does not mean I am preventing people from being able to edit. Editing anonymously will stay, as long as no vandalism will come from it. Should vandalism find its way through non-registeredness, I will disable anonymous editing, so that before anyone new can edit a page he has to go through my “screening” first.
Now, if there’s anything unclear or you have any questions, let me know.
– BertL – Spread the Truth! Running for Minister of Truth
EDIT 16-12 11:19 I edited the subheads to fit the “questions” guidelines.
EDIT 16-12 11:21 Sorry, made some mistakes.December 16, 2007 at 9:20 pm #353828
Swordlegends1ParticipantDecember 16, 2007 at 9:29 pm #353835
“Swordlegends1” wrote: Well, for one you did not answer three questions. Other than that you seem like a worthy candidate. I’ll definitely have you in mind on voting day.
Actually, if you read my post carefully, you’ll see that these four questions are answered. 😉
- What experience do I have relating to my desired ministry?[/*]
- How much time would I be able to spend performing my duties as Minister of Truth?[/*]
- What are my ideas to expand or improve the Ministry?[/*]
- What is my motivation for running for Minister of Truth?[/*]
EDIT: I edited my first post to show these questions a bit more clearly.
– Spread the LoveDecember 16, 2007 at 10:27 pm #353868
pizzaboy1ParticipantDecember 16, 2007 at 10:55 pm #353887
SchlaepsParticipantDecember 17, 2007 at 3:56 am #353962
Whilst I was nominated for Minister for Truth, I chose to decline the nomination because I think BertL will make the best Minister of Truth; with him in the driver’s seat I’m happy to be a lackey.
BertL has consistently worked to expand the Encyclopaedia as a mechanism for handling newbie FAQs and to provide a handy place for comparing hardware and software. He should be allowed to extend his vision.
Vote 1 BertL!December 17, 2007 at 5:38 am #353971
Lord_Of_The_LEGOParticipantDecember 17, 2007 at 1:05 pm #354013
maggoshParticipantDecember 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm #354072
RsteenovenParticipantDecember 17, 2007 at 6:03 pm #354095
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