SavaTheAggie wrote:Sure, I see no reason why you couldn't nominate yourself...
Wether you are nominating yourself or someone else, you must sell the nominee. Think of it as a job interview, just like the ambassador program used to be.
Why would the nominee be a good ambassador?
What makes them a good representative of Classic-Castle, specifically?
How is the nominee involved in the greater LEGO community outside of Classic-Castle?
We're going to have to kull this list down to only three names, so be convincing. Don't nominate yourself just because you'd like to be an ambassador. It isn't your 'turn', it isn't 'cool'. The nominees will represent Classic-Castle and the greater LEGOverse as a whole to the LEGO company. While it isn't a paying position, it IS a job, that has time and attention requirements.
Bruce N H wrote:A couple of questions. First, what counts as a "community group" for the online community? I'm assuming the major boards (CC, Classic-Space, Eurobricks, 1000Steine, Lugnet, FBTB, Eurobricks ...). What about the smaller forums? Or Flickr groups? Or even established blogs (Brothers-Brick and Klocki being perhaps the most established group blogs)?
For CC, how do we want to proceed with this? People post nominations in this thread? Can the nominate themselves? Then what? Just a big poll with all of those names? Should the admins and mods get together and suggest some names?
Also, what happens when multiple forums nominate the same person?
I expect this technique may lead to a lot of whining from clubs or groups whose nominees didn't get selected, when other clubs/groups get "doubly" represented. For instance, say that Ben gets in for Classic Castle, but someone else from his local club (GtwLUG?) also gets in. Now GtwLUG is "doubly" represented, while some other smaller LUG didn't get anyone in at all. Potentially dangerous...
Hmm... It will be interesting to see how this thing works out. The last years' worked pretty good, why change it?
So anyhow, what do we do? Do we clearly state our nominees here or do we PM current ambassadors?
Can you nominate yourself?
JoshWedin wrote:I, for one, am not excited about this recent development. No matter who the "clubs" choose, there is going to be hurt feelings and disappointment.
JoshWedin wrote:I don't think this will help the community any more than the previous process for Ambassador selection. I think it helps Lego narrow down the applicants, but that doesn't mean it is good for the community.
JoshWedin wrote:The vague definition of "clubs" is extremely problematic.
JoshWedin wrote:Also, the statement that there can be only one Ambassador per "club", is ill-conceived. It assumes that people belong to only one group.
davee123 wrote:I think the more distressing thing is that it's a way of Lego effectively acknowledging which clubs it cares about and which it doesn't.
davee123 wrote:JoshWedin wrote:I don't think this will help the community any more than the previous process for Ambassador selection. I think it helps Lego narrow down the applicants, but that doesn't mean it is good for the community.
I actually FAR prefer this method in terms of practicality
But now, it's more of a series of group decisions. Classic-Castle, effectively as a community, gets to decide who it nominates. So its candidates are liable to be more worthy than someone who decides offhandely to nominate themselves.
davee123 wrote:JoshWedin wrote:Also, the statement that there can be only one Ambassador per "club", is ill-conceived. It assumes that people belong to only one group.
I think agree that it probably shouldn't have been stated, except as a goal. As a rule, it'll be broken. There's very little chance that a group won't be represented doubly. Closest thing they could hope for is that no location-based group is doubly represented, since people generally live only in once place.
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