Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Should we just delete them?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    10,847
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Should we just delete them?

    I've been a moderator of this forum for many a year. Like all forums we get spam, which is generally picked up and deleted (and the user and user's IP address banned) within hours thanks to those of you who click the button to bring them to our attention. On behalf of all moderators I thank you for doing so.
    We also get a number of people who post here offering "professional" advice who are really just massaging their own egos and when the advice is poor it is usually highlighted so they go away and pester some other unsuspecting forum. Other than that most people who use the forum, either regulars or those coming here with a particular query, offer appropriate peer to peer advice.

    However, since the forum has been reorganised to emphasise the fact that it is for people who make films as a hobby and wish to improve, there seems to have been an increasing number of people posting in the "just for fun" section, compilations of YouTube videos. I understand that they are not posting in "User Videos" and are therefore not claiming it is their own work, but my gut reaction is that this is not really what the forum is about. That section is, to my mind, a place where people interested in making their own videos might post something about which they are aware of the faults, but think others might be interested anyway (eg "family" holiday videos) OR videos by others that they think other forum users might find useful or interesting (tutorials, interviews with directors/editors/cameramen)

    So, my question to you all is ... When a we receive a post in "just for fun" from a new (or newish) poster, that is just a compilation of clips from several other people with no real merit other than it might be funny to one or two people, should we simply delete it???? Or are there some here who enjoy them?
    Last edited by TimStannard; 10-24-2015 at 08:53 PM.
    Tim

  2. #2

    Default

    Delete.

    And add a section on the forum covering 'sound.'
    "80% of success is turning up" - Woody Allen

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    10,847
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gorillaonabike View Post
    And add a section on the forum covering 'sound.'
    I think that would go against the concept of film making being multi-discipline. We don't have separate sections for video, writing, lighting or editing, for example.
    Tim

  4. #4

    Default

    i pondered this a while. i was going to say delete them. but if they are in the just for fun section ... is there any real harm ? ive been known to post such videos in that section .... maybe ill think twice in future

    one post wonders asking for a review of their latest video are different matter
    'No longer are the pleasures of Home Movie Making limited to those with ample funds. Now the man and woman of moderate means can join the sport'..... Kodak catalogue 1933

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,192
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Delete.

    If we want to attract enthusiasts, then we need to show that we're not just another "youtube promo" site. If "regulars" or anyone with more than 50 posts, posts a compilation, then that's obviously different, but anyone with less than 50 who is just using this forum to get youtube views and is not interested in us, or videomaking per se.... delete.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,458

    Default

    I think having too many sub forums will end up with too little participation in each one

    Instead, what about the moderator setting a monthly challenge like we used to do with a focus on a particular aspect - like sound

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    10,847
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    OK So it's hardly overwhelming and I'd love some input from other mods, but on the basis of what I've read here, I'm going o take a much harsher view.
    Tim

  8. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    OK So it's hardly overwhelming and I'd love some input from other mods, but on the basis of what I've read here, I'm going o take a much harsher view.
    I'm shocked!

  9. Default

    Delete. I get all the supposedly amusing videos I'll ever need from Facebook. If it isn't directly related to (made by) the poster I don't see the use.

    What, no sound forum? I suppose there are enough audio-specific forums around to cover most general questions and anything specific to video could be handled here in an existing forum.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,192
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    In the past we had forums for just about everything. Sound, lighting, grip, SD, HD tape, digital, LBGT, Chelsea supporters, you name it, there was a section for it.

    It became a bit of a nightmare keeping up. Visiting different forums to see what (if anything) was new. Some forums only had a post every month, at most and consequently got ignored completely. Others tended to be dominated by one person and others didn't get a look in.

    In the simplified forum, you just visit "How do I do this?" and everything is in a nice neat pigeon-hole, a sort of "one stop shop".

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ripple Delete
    By Graeme in forum Pre Production
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-02-2013, 07:28 PM
  2. how to delete a post ?
    By enc in forum Forum Announcements and News
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-21-2009, 05:22 PM
  3. Sorry can a mod delete this
    By Karbine in forum User Videos
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2005, 10:21 PM
  4. [DELETE]
    By mrlipring in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-28-2003, 12:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •