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« on: January 07, 2004, 11:46:29 AM »
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On another thread, Ono talked about the possibility of XIXAX extending itself by creating an area where people could subimit their film essays to. I think this is a great idea and can even be extended further to people writing weekly reviews, columns, essays and articles of any subject related to movies. It could go from just an average review to a news report/opinion on upcoming movies to an article on gender roles in Hollywood. Whatever. The benefits of this is that it extends the website beyond just a forum into something bigger. It would also allow for these articles to serves as sources of actual content to reply to on the forum. Both would help the other. Everyone here wants to see the site develop and this could be one way of doing it where people would get involved in ways they wanted to.

There is a downside. With people trying to write legimitate reviews, they may give the impression that they are "Film Critic" of XIXAX to everyone else. That shouldn't be at all. I think everyone should be given free opportunity to write on any movie and subject and if 3 or 4 reviews end up appearing for one movie, then great. It just makes everyone realize they all have a chance to submit material on equal footing.

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2004, 11:50:55 AM »
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the idea of reviews sounds kinda superfluous. what are ppl gonna talk about in the forums?

essays would work. and one thing is certain, MrBurgerKing desperately needs a column.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2004, 11:55:30 AM »
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the idea of reviews sounds kinda superfluous. what are ppl gonna talk about in the forums?


In the forum, the board will still have a thread dedicated to a movie. If people write a longer review for the movie, there would be a link to it in that thread and people would respond to the review still in that thread. It'd be nearly the same as someone writing a really long review in the thread because replies to it would still be in the thread.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2004, 11:58:15 AM »
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MrBurgerKing desperately needs a column.


i'm ready to spend 17 bucks on a MrBurgerKing T-shirt.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2004, 12:34:20 PM »
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On another thread, Ono talked about the possibility of XIXAX extending itself by creating an area where people could subimit their film essays to.

I second that brilliant idea.  And where do I sign up for the MrBurgerKing t-shirt and column e-mail notification list?

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2004, 12:43:39 PM »
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Good idea, GT. For new releases or DVD reviews, perhaps user reviews could be catergorised under the film title, as I'm sure lots of people would want to contribute. I don't think this would have a negative effect on the discussion of films in the forum at all. People might go to the effort in a review/essay to make more interesting points than they would in a post and these can be discussed in the forums.

Also a Mr Burger King column would be brilliant.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2004, 12:47:04 PM »
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People might go to the effort in a review/essay to make more interesting points than they would in a post and these can be discussed in the forums.


Yeah, excactly. This is what this board needs. More old-fashioned film discussion instead of all these sissy-iddle-chatter-girly-fights...

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2004, 12:51:48 PM »
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i wonder what Mr BK will say about having his own column

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2004, 01:53:53 PM »
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For this to work, there needs to be confidence that actual content (articles, reviews, columns) would be submitted on a fairy regular basis (weekly, bi-weekly). Anyone willing to sign up for this? I'm willing to try and it'd work out nice for me cause I have a writing class coming up anyways.

Hopefully XIXAX is open to the idea and more people get behind this project and committ to seeing it go through. I know a good number of people I'd like to see write for this and if they don't reply here anytime soon, I'll bug them with private messages.

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2004, 02:16:14 PM »
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I'm willing to try and it'd work out nice for me cause I have a writing class coming up anyways.


I'd be very interested to read stuff from you...no reviews though. We already know what you think about the movies being released the upcoming years...

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2004, 04:35:54 PM »
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I'm willing to try and it'd work out nice for me cause I have a writing class coming up anyways.


I'd be very interested to read stuff from you...no reviews though. We already know what you think about the movies being released the upcoming years...


That seems limiting.......What should I write about then? Even columns have the author's opinion in it. I do try to go further though with my reviews on current movies than just whether I liked it or not.

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2004, 10:04:30 AM »
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Can we get an opinion as to whether this idea will be considered?

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2004, 12:33:10 PM »
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i don't think so.

there's many more admins tho, maybe one of them is into it..

all i know is that xixax is planning changes, as u would've guessed from the logo poll. these particular changes don't appeal to me.
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2004, 01:04:01 PM »
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It has a chance to work. I ran the idea by XIXAX in private messaging and got him to agree it is an interesting concept. Yes, an admin has to show interest in it to want to pursue it, but I think more importantly a good number of people here have to commit by saying they'd extend themselves to be regular writers of in depth articles. If that happens, admins may want to see the project go through because it will gurantee positive results.

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2004, 01:12:10 PM »
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If you'd want me to, I'd be happy to contribute. Not regularly, but from time to time when something really strikes me as worth saying...
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