WINTER 08 – Legoman for MO Community Projects – WITHDRAWN

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    I have now withdrawn from this position, and would encourage you to vote for Lechnology insted. See below for details.

    Greetings fellow brickfilmers, and Merry Christmas!

    As you have probably guessed from the title, this post contains my campaign for the Position of Minister of Community Projects.

    Why are you right member for the job? Any expertise in the is area?

    In the elections page, Schlapes and Trill define the person for this position as someone who has the following qualities:

    The elections page“:1cpijq1d wrote: Senior Member, Filmmaking Experience, Management/Leadership skills, Organizational Skills, Judging Skills

    I believe that as a member who has made 3328 posts (well, 3329 now) over my two years since joining, I qualify as an experienced member who knows his way around the forum, and some of the characters within it. Those of you who have visited Brickworks Animations will know that I have a basic level of stop motion skills, but that my strongest quality in film making is editing, compiling and directing in general. Indeed, this was the one thing which stood out for reviewers of Crosshair (my directory film). It is this above all else which will test someone who intends to organise material from many sources and produce a successful end result after the animators have done their work.

    In the past, I have run competitions such as The Sound Track Adaptation Contest (STAC), and as touched upon above run a small brickfilming website named Brickworks Animations. In addition the fully functioning website and blog, Brickworks also consists of the Bricktalk forum, for which I carry out administrative duties and appoint moderators.

    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, are you sure you have time for this as well?

    Absolutely. I regally visit Brickfilms and often spend about half an hour a day joining in discussions or visiting chat. It would be no problem at all to set some time aside for carrying out my ministry duties. I have already shown above that I have time to organise competitions and forums, so community projects should be no more of a challenge. I would of course prioritise the ministry duties over my forum and website if it ever came down to it, but I think it would be realistic to expect to be able to strike a healthy balance between all of my commitments.

    My Propositions for Improving the Ministry

    Outlined below are my propositions for the community projects position. I use the word proposition for good reason; if elected I will endeavour to represent the ever changing views of the community, and hold polls and votes for major decisions wherever possible. Whilst I obviously hope that you share my enthusiasm, the ultimate decision will always lie with you, the community member.

    • Restructuring of the forum

      Should you, the people, share my views, I would like to see an Official Community Projects and Unofficial Projects forum in a similar vain to the current competitions arrangement. As it is at the moment, a community project started by a non-administrative member (as is most often the way) is stickied when it becomes official. Under the new system, it would be moved to the official community projects forum. This way members who are not as heavily involved in this section of the site could easily keep up to date with current ongoing community projects. Projects which, for whatever reason, are not officially endorsed (for example because they use copyrighted music or simply the founders prerogative) would remain in the unofficial contests forum. This organised approach would ultimately encourage more people to participate in these projects and produce more superb films.

      Community projects I hope to organise

      If elected, as well as promoting members to start their own projects (such as The Day Brickfilms.com crashed) I would set up several official projects of my own. One idea is the behind the scenes series.

      I’m sure we have all seen programs in which actors and directors are interviewed about their work in a film or TV series. Usually in these segments the interviewee is sat to the far left or right of the screen with a suitable backdrop behind. I thought it would be interesting if the more famous films like Cognizance, Faithless, The Gauntlet and anything in the podcast had just such an accompaniment, with a minifig delivering a narrative from the real director. Perhaps this could become a series if it proves a popular idea, and perhaps eventually a podcast. Stay tuned for updates as this idea develops.

      In addition to any new ideas, I will of course encourage participation in the excellent community projects currently underway.

    What is your motivation for running for Minister of Community Projects?

    When I first joined Brickfilms.com, I had three main goals for my film making. The first of these was to produce a film of high enough standard to qualify for the directory. The second was to create a website for my animation company that was every bit as good as Oblong Studious. The third was to become involved in the production of a community project. As of today, I have my humble Crosshair in the prestigious directory alongside superb films such as Cognizance and Faithless. I have set up and organised several competitions here and in my own forum and website. But, whilst I have organised STAC and created my own films, I have yet to work with others to producing a brickfilming masterpiece. This is something I hope you will give me the opportunity to rectify.

    Over to you…

    To conclude, therefore, I would hope you agree that I have the necessarily skills, motivation and experience that the community demands of its ministers. Good luck to my fellow candidates, and I hope you all make an educated choice when voting. If you have any further questions for me, I would be more than happy to answer them below.

    And remember, every mince pie is a vote for the lime green suit! “Offers around tray”

    Thank you for your time,

    Legoman – The Man in the Lime Green Suit.

    #353282
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    Night Owl
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    I was going to support you until I saw the pie. Just kidding.

    I believe that as a member who has made 3328 posts (well, 3329 now) over my two years since joining, I qualify as an experienced member who knows his way around the forum, and some of the characters within it.

    I hope you realize that almost half of those posts were made in the Lively Discussion Forum. Political and religious debates can take up a lot of posts, so I’ll be a little lenient on that. However, a further 900 of your posts were made in the Community forum. So we’re looking at less than 1000 posts that actually had something to do with brickfilming.

    11 of these were in the Community Projects forum.

    #353286

    Thank you, Night Owl.

    I firmly believe that about a one to one ratio of brickfiling to non brickfilming (excluding the LDF, which, as you say, takes up a lot posts with the same amount of involvement) is a healthy balance reflected by most brickfilmers here.

    I would also like to point out that I have in fact made 65 posts in the Events and Projects forum, which whilst not excessive must also be compared with my community work in Bricktalk and Brickworks animations. In the past I have not been nearly as involved in community projects here as I would have liked to have been, and this is something I hope you will allow me to change.

    Legoman – The Man in the Lime Green Suit.

    #353319
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    Trillspots
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    This is not where Campaign threads go, Schlaeps will open the new Campaign forum later today.

    Don’t worry about it though, I’ll just move it there.

    -Trill

    #353322

    Oh, sorry Trill.

    #353340
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    Smeagol
    Member

    “Trillspots” wrote: This is not where Campaign threads go, Schlaeps will open the new Campaign forum later today.

    Don’t worry about it though, I’ll just move it there.

    -Trill

    Will this forum still serve any purpose, then?

    #353353
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    Trillspots
    Member

    Nothing more than archives.

    “Legoman182182″ wrote: Oh, sorry Trill.

    It’s fine – I got caught up in some chaos yesterday and lost track of what day it was. I appreciate you reading over the guildelines and following them very nicely! You have a nice platform, good luck in the elections!

    I should’ve made sure the new forum was open last night – I’ll get it as soon as Schlaeps is on today.

    -Trill

    #353358
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    Smeagol
    Member

    “Legoman182182″ wrote: I firmly believe that about a one to one ratio of brickfiling to non brickfilming (excluding the LDF, which, as you say, takes up a lot posts with the same amount of involvement) is a healthy balance reflected by most brickfilmers here.

    At first I wasn’t so sure about this, but I have to agree because I don’t think I post in non-brickfilming forums excessively and still only about 59% of my posts are in brickfilming-related forums.

    #353467
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    Nick Durron
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    Almost 75% of my posts have been made in the Brickfilming forums, and I think most members are above 50%. Even if a one to one ratio of Brickfilming to non-Brickfilming related posts is common, this isn’t necessarily “healthy”.

    At any rate, Legoman, there’s no way you’ll get elected over Lech for this ministry.

    #353477
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    White
    Member

    Its the Winter ’07 Election’s, isn’t it?

    -White (who will start his thread tomorrow morning, it’s too late tonight).

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