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Poll: Creative Jam Parameters

Previously the idea of a broad-focus creative jam was proposed and then discussed further.  Below are some questions about its parameters.  Please share your opinions.

EDIT 9/28/11: I forgot to put a closing time on this earlier. Votes are winding down; there's only one more today than when I checked yesterday. I'll close the poll tonight and announce answers. If you haven't voted yet, now's the time.


Poll #1781902 Creative Jam Parameters
This poll is closed.

What should this project be called?

Creative Jam
3(21.4%)
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
6(42.9%)
PanJam
5(35.7%)

Which of the 15 themes would you participate in?

Alternative Sexuality / QUILTBAG
11(7.1%)
Blood
10(6.5%)
Characters of Color
8(5.2%)
Disabled People (invisibly and visibly disabled)
14(9.0%)
Feminism
8(5.2%)
Food
11(7.1%)
Growing Old
11(7.1%)
Inner Worlds
14(9.0%)
Kink
8(5.2%)
Misfits
13(8.4%)
Nonviolence
7(4.5%)
Outer Space
10(6.5%)
Preservation/Conservation
9(5.8%)
Respect
12(7.7%)
Women in Sensible Armor
9(5.8%)

Which theme would you like to do FIRST?

Alternative Sexualities / QUILTBAG
2(15.4%)
Blood
2(15.4%)
Characters of Color
0(0.0%)
Disabled People (invisibly and visibly disabled)
1(7.7%)
Feminism
0(0.0%)
Food
1(7.7%)
Growing Old
1(7.7%)
Inner Worlds
0(0.0%)
Kink
0(0.0%)
Misfits
3(23.1%)
Nonviolence
0(0.0%)
Outer Space
1(7.7%)
Preservation/Conservation
0(0.0%)
Respect
0(0.0%)
Women in Sensible Armor
2(15.4%)

How long should each session run?

24 hours (noon-noon)
2(12.5%)
48 hours
8(50.0%)
weekend (Friday evening-Monday morning)
6(37.5%)

When should each session run?

last day(s) or weekend of the month
3(20.0%)
third Monday or weekend of the month
7(46.7%)
some other time, consistent each month
2(13.3%)
some other time, flexible each month
3(20.0%)

Working from prompts, should creators be REQUIRED to post at least an excerpt free?

Yes
6(37.5%)
No
10(62.5%)

Working from prompts, should creators be REQUIRED to share the resulting material with the prompter?

Yes
6(40.0%)
No
9(60.0%)

Where should creative material resulting from prompts appear?

Entire content pasted directly into a reply to the prompt under the main post.
1(6.7%)
Only an excerpt in a reply to the prompt, linking to full content elsewhere on Crowdfunding.
2(13.3%)
Only an excerpt in a reply to the prompt, linking to full content elsewhere on creator's site.
7(46.7%)
Separate message on Crowdfunding, linked in reply to prompt (no excerpt).
0(0.0%)
Separate message on creator's site, linked in reply to prompt (no excerpt).
5(33.3%)

Should there be a time limit for creating work based on a claimed prompt?

No, creativity takes however long it takes.
6(37.5%)
Yes, one hour.
0(0.0%)
Yes, one day.
4(25.0%)
Yes, one week.
5(31.2%)
Yes, some other timeframe.
1(6.2%)

May creators treat someone else's prompt response as a new prompt (i.e. sketch inspiring story)?

Yes
14(93.3%)
No
1(6.7%)

May prompters request a specific creator?

No, all prompts must be general enough for any creator to use anywhere.
2(13.3%)
Yes, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish.
13(86.7%)
Yes, and only the named person may claim that prompt to post results.
0(0.0%)

May prompts specify a particular character, world, etc.?

No, all prompts must be general enough for any creator to use anywhere.
4(26.7%)
Yes, but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post those results.
11(73.3%)
Yes, and creators must use the particulars specified in order to post their results.
0(0.0%)

How many people may make use of the same prompt?

Only the first creator to claim the prompt, for maximum spread of creators over prompts.
0(0.0%)
Everyone who wants to use it, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration.
16(100.0%)

Comments

I still think that we need to decide as a group whether this is a "crowdfunding community only" event or a "general public" event, because my voting would alter a bit depending on that information, and I imagine other people's might as well. I am treating this, in my voting, as a "general public" event.

I like Misfits because it's a broad, friendly theme, which seems a good idea for the first go.

I still like the idea of a Sunday/Monday event, not quite weekend, not quite weekday, but that option wasn't in the list.

Regarding time limits, I chose one hour for "something produced/worked on for" but not necessarily finished product. For finished product, I'd go with either one week or whenever. (My concern with "whenever" is that stuff will just get abandoned and prompters will end up unsatisfied.)
I think this question needs to be revamped to be more specific.

I think people should be able to choose whether someone riffs off their work. Art can be very personal and artists can be vulnerable, and I'd like to appeal to all artists.

As I've mentioned in the past, I feel specific artists and world/character requests are exclusionary and could cause jealousy or other ill-feeling.
My opinion, as always.
Heh. This pretty much syncs up with my opinions on these topics, too.