WINTER '08 – BertL for Minister of Truth

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December 16, 2007 at 7:45 pm #353788
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BertL

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?
Encyclopedia reliability
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”.

Anti-vandalism matters
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
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Swordlegends1

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.

  • —Sword
December 16, 2007 at 9:29 pm #353835
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BertL

“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.

  • —Sword

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 Love

December 16, 2007 at 10:27 pm #353868
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pizzaboy1

you can do it :)

December 16, 2007 at 10:55 pm #353887
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Schlaeps

What type of integration would you like to see with the other resources available on Brickfilms, if any?

Editing anonymously will stay, as long as no vandalism will come from it.

Unless I’m mistaken, anonymous editing is currently disabled.

December 17, 2007 at 3:56 am #353962
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Josh Parris

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
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Lord_Of_The_LEGO

BertL, you have my full support.

December 17, 2007 at 1:05 pm #354013
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maggosh

As do I.

December 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm #354072
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Rsteenoven

Go Bert!

Yeah I want you to win.

December 17, 2007 at 6:03 pm #354095
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LegobrosJon

I’m voting fer YOU!

-LBJ

December 17, 2007 at 6:16 pm #354099
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BertL

“Schlaeps” wrote: What type of integration would you like to see with the other resources available on Brickfilms, if any?

I would very much like to have some intergration with the Resources page, with the Encyclopedia and the Resources using each other as sources. For instance, some of the already written articles in the Resources could be linked to from the Encyclopedia, and the Resources could contain more links to the Encyclopedia.

Of course, this will require me to work out things with the future Minister of Filming Resources, and how well this intergrations would work out will depend on the future Minister’s visions and plans as well. As a result of that, I can’t say too much about intergration plans with the Resources; frankly, that’s off limits for me. ;)

Apart from the Resources/Encyclopedia connection, there’s not really any other part of the website that can be intergrated to increase helpativity.

Unless I’m mistaken, anonymous editing is currently disabled.

In that case, I shall maintain the current rules on anonymous editing.

Everyone else: thanks for your support, I really appreciate it from all of you. You make me feel all gooey on the inside. :mrgreen:

- BertL

December 18, 2007 at 7:06 pm #354391
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JustaMinifig

You have the full support of JustaMinifig studios.

-spread the truth! :applause: :lurk:

December 18, 2007 at 7:20 pm #354393
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Night Owl

You can’t vote, though. You know that, right?

December 18, 2007 at 10:27 pm #354462
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BertL

“Night Owl” wrote: You can’t vote, though. You know that, right?

Just wait until the Summer ’08 elections, I’ll blow the competition away. :lol:

December 18, 2007 at 10:41 pm #354474
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ImperialScouts

I like your ideas. I’ll definitely consider you for the position :) .

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