pauloaguia: Yes, I understand your point anyway... that you dont want it to become something where a group of friends just keeps nominating each other, instead you are aiming to get peolpe with a broad appeal, when possible!
Puckish: Also, when I picked Vikings to be interviewed after me, it was because I ... just wanted to know more. - Then why didn't you ask anything?
Anyway, I said that the buddy-nominates-buddy situation could happen, not that it already did. I still think it's a bit fairer the way it is now but, of course, I'm open to suggestions...
As to the time span between interviews, I already started spreading them out a little and was planning on doing so. I started with them spread out 1 month apart because there had been so little interviews latelly, but the number of questions also lowered... so I started spreading them further apart (though for MadMonkey I figured the questions would just flow easily, and I really wanted an interview for christmas). Of course, I can decide to make two interviews close together again every now and then, but not tooften... Anyway, I think 4 months apart is way to much... especially for people that really like to read them...
pauloaguia: I understand it is exciting etc and we have so many people that we want to know more about, but i agree with Hrqls when it comes to doing too many.
I think that 4 to 12 interviews a year are way too many. 3 a year might not be too bad, but personally, I havent even read Vikes interview yet and there are already two other people in the process and another soon to follow. Its just going to get too watered down (IMO) and lose any meaning and people will also lose interest and the questions will start to dwindle, I would guess too.
Also, when I picked Vikings to be interviewed after me, it was because I knew him from game playing and discussion boards etc, but not personally, and just wanted to know more. So, i dont see that people will ask one of their personal buddies to be next, really, as much as someone they know who they are and want to know more.
rednaz23: I'm planning on opening new interviews roughly every 1-3 months. It depends on the person being interviewed at the moment, the time of year, etc.
The first interview I conducted (Vikings') was by direct nomination from the previous interviewee - a suggestion made by someone in the BrainKing.com discussion board where someone that was interview should pick his/her successor. Then I got a feeling that was somewhat a mistake - if people kept nominating someone they knew already, it could en up in a series of similar interviews with people close to each other and (my fear) less unknown from most of the players. I probably got fearfull because I was receiving so little questions (which was probably due to the fact that this was also the first time someoneset a deadline for an interview). Anyway, when Vikings suggested PBarb's name, I first checked if she had any votes already, to make sure there were some people interested in asking anything. After that I settled on sending the top 4-5 names with more votes at the time so she could choose from them... and was planning on sticking to this method.
So, for now, anybody can send me messages suggesting names of people to be interviewed. I'll collect them and organize them and leave the ultimate choice to the current interviewee.
I'm also planning on starting new interviews on special events(like when someone reaches 100 votes, for instance)
I'm posting here the basic rules to the whole interview process. I'll update this as needed:
RULES FOR INTERVIEWS
1. DETERMINING THE NEXT INTERVIEWEE 1a. Members send a message to the interview moderator sugesting people they would like to see an interview about. 1b. When the moderator has enough votes, he can start a new interview. This may or may not be the person with more votes. Often, the current interviewee may have a word to say on selecting his/her successor (usually from the most voted ones). 1c. The new interviewee will then be notified about this choice. If (s)he aggrees to be interviewed, his/her name will be publicly announced here.
2. CREATING THE INTERVIEW 2a. When the next person to be interviewed has been selected, the moderator will open up a new Interview. A deadline to receive questions is also defined at this point. 2b. Members can use the Interviews link to access the new interview and post their questions. 2c. When the deadline is reached the question period will be over and the interview closed, preparing to be answered. 2d. The person being interviewed will then start answering the questions. 2e. When all the questions are answered, the moderator will release the interview to the public. 2f. Everybody can then access the interview from the Interviews link on the left column.
There can be more than one interview taking place at the same time. Often, while one is being answered another one will probably be open to questions.
(скрий) Ако четете редовно само някои от дискусиите, можете да ги добавите в списъка си с любими дискусии като отидете на страницата и чукнете на "Добави към любимите ми дискусии". (pauloaguia) (покажи всички подсказки)