Winter '08 – Minister of Information?

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December 16, 2007 at 8:46 pm #353804
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I visit this site very day for a reason — I love this site and want to see it grow and become a better place to talk about brickfilming. The news section is the first thing a new visitor sees, and so that news should be thoughtful, current, and useful. I plan on collaborating with other ministers in order to feature their improvements in their respective fields. This does not however mean I will simply wait for other people to tell me to add things. Far from it, I will actively seek out news and information for the front page of brickfilms.com.

Regarding the featured film, I will do my best to feature films that deserve it. This will include a mix of classic gems that are worth repeating, as well as new material that perhaps hasn’t garnered as much attention. I will also continue the practice of keeping a list of films previously featured for use by future ministers. I will be sure to keep the featured film free of corruption, and will be sure not to miss the monthly deadline.

I’ve written this speech much how I will write news articles. The voice of brickfilms.com should be a friendly, but serious one. An easy to read voice that presents the information effectively and punctually. With this voice, I plan to greet new visitors to our home.

What experience do I have relating to my desired ministry?
I have visited this forum almost every day for several years now. In that time, I have grown adept at finding news and processing it. I write often, and always work to make my words flow in a way that is pleasant to read.

How much time would I be able to spend performing my duties as Minister of Information?
This particular position does not require large blocks of time spent, however it does require vigilance. I intend to stay vigilant, and continue to check the forums as often as I do now.

What are my ideas to expand or improve the Ministry?
I do not believe this ministry needs expanding. It serves a clear purpose, and any added fanciness would be unnecessary.

What unique character qualities would I be able to contribute to the Ministry?
I am afraid of getting in trouble. I think this is the best quality for a leader to have. This latent quality within me will result in doing my job as well as I can, for fear of being reprimanded. This will also ensure that I will resist corruption, and will not simply feature stories and films that belong to people I like.

What is my motivation for running for Minister of Information?
I feel that I should do something to help this site. I also truly believe this is the best position for me, which is why I am not running for any other ministries.

Edit: I edited my name out of here, because it was altering google results.

December 16, 2007 at 11:57 pm #353904
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brianfast

You might want to check for typos.

“I am afraid of getting in trouble. I think this is the best quality for a leader to have. This latent quality within me will result in doing my job as well as I can, for fear of being reprimanded. This will also ensure that I will resist corruption, and will not simply feature stories and films that belong to people I like.”
Haha, takes me back to the days of Leningrad…

Well, since I am running for Minister of Information as well I won’t vote for you, but other then the flawed anti corruption ideals you seem to be ok.

December 17, 2007 at 2:17 pm #354019
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Shale

Would you actively promote unofficial contests on the front page?

December 17, 2007 at 4:57 pm #354071
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chosen1

I would like to see more forum updates and community updates on the front page, and also would love to see more news relating to animation etc.

What is your opinion on this?

December 17, 2007 at 6:42 pm #354106
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Night Owl

You have my full support, obviously.

December 17, 2007 at 6:51 pm #354107
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Lord_Of_The_LEGO

You also have my full support.

December 17, 2007 at 8:51 pm #354173
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Krick

Would you actively promote unofficial contests on the front page?

It would depend on the contest. If a contest is well thought out and organized, I would definately report it. If it is just the normal, “hey guys, lets do a action contest!!!” probably not.

I would like to see more forum updates and community updates on the front page, and also would love to see more news relating to animation etc.

What is your opinion on this?

I am unsure what kind of news you mean. A periodical rundown of important new threads? (I would probably not do this.) A notice when a particularly interesting tutorial is added? (This is something I plan to do.)

December 17, 2007 at 9:19 pm #354184
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Leonardo812

Yes, how important do you think something has to be to get on the news page?
Many sites have news pages which are updated daily. Obviously, this is not currently the case here. What would your standards for items on the “News” page be? And could you give us some examples of things that would or would not make the news page?

December 18, 2007 at 12:22 am #354245
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Krick

Our news would definitely not be updated daily. Here are some examples of things I would report, or not report.

Bratz Stopmotion set – Would not report
Popular software comes out with a new version – Would report, and link to the resources page
Indiana Jones sets – Would report, and link to the thread pertaining to it
New Site Owner – Would report, and link to the thread pertaining to it
Jay releases his pirate movie – Would not report, even though it would be so awesome.
Brickfilms.com is featured in a news story – Would report, link to the thread pertaining to it, provide a synopsis of the angle taken, and link to the article

December 19, 2007 at 11:23 am #354581
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Trillspots

“Krick” wrote: Our news would definitely not be updated daily. Here are some examples of things I would report, or not report.

Bratz Stopmotion set – Would not report
Popular software comes out with a new version – Would report, and link to the resources page
Indiana Jones sets – Would report, and link to the thread pertaining to it
New Site Owner – Would report, and link to the thread pertaining to it
Jay releases his pirate movie – Would not report, even though it would be so awesome.
Brickfilms.com is featured in a news story – Would report, link to the thread pertaining to it, provide a synopsis of the angle taken, and link to the article

If not daily, then how often? When I was performing the duties of MoI I found it fairly easy (Despite an incredibly busy lifestyle) to update it at least once a week. I honestly think it could stand to be updated even 2-3 times a week obviously depending on the amount of news. (Don’t make something up if things are honestly that boring.)

Also, what about off-site news pertaining to brickfilming? Obviously you have the Indiana Jones set listed as something you’d report. (Just Indiana Jones specifically or any film-made-lego set? What about non-film based sets? What’s your standard, because you obviously can’t post a link about EVERY new set Lego produces.) You also mentioned brickfilms.com media stories.

What about looking up film festivals around the world and doing a short weekly “these are the major film festivals/stop-motion conventions” going on this week, or even the top 2/3 per month? If you did it for different areas each month then by the end of your term you could have covered somewhere that was relatively close to everyone on the forum.

It’d take some research, but there’s plenty of news updates that don’t merit entire threads or have outgrown their threads to warrent being considered a significant brickfilms topic/event.

Also, I noticed you said that the time spent wasn’t really applicable to this position. While, it doesn’t have to be – don’t completely dismiss it. It usually gets viewed as the “easy” position, where no one has to really do anything except click a button and paste a link every time someone says “Why isn’t this on the news page?”

I’m not saying you’d do this – I just don’t want you to dismiss it lightly, there will be times where it’s more of a time commitment than others, and sometimes it does become a drudge to figure out something to post as noteworthy news.

Just a few comments! :) Good luck with your campaign!
-Trill

December 19, 2007 at 8:44 pm #354759
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Krick

I would really update it as often as the community needs me to. I was generally basing my campaign off of the way others have run this particular ministry, but now I realize that perhaps that is not the best approach. If anyone has any more questions, please ask!

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