For specifics, I recommend checking out the previous thread I made last year, but tl;dr they make edutainment videos on various topics, both social and stem sciences. A bit before the previously mentioned thread was made, they launched sister channels in various languages, including Japanese, where they post their videos, but translated to the target language.
I’m open to basically any format that suits people. I think it would make some sense to do as you suggest, choose one video and let people discuss it for a couple of weeks, before moving on to the next and so on. Of course, late arrivals to this thread might mix things up a bit, but I’d think it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
If the plan is to basically watch all that’s been published on their channel, the ordering is less important I feel. Some of the vids on the English channel are like building-blocks, first you learn about X, which is then referred back to in video Y. So, maybe just doing this in the order of their release date makes things straightforward enough? (also, skips a lot of debating, which is all fine and well, but if the goal is to watch all the content there is little need to make a fuss about when, in my humble opinion. It would make it easier to just get straight down to business, so to speak)
And if we’ll do this in release order, that would also allow us to create a schedule of sorts (though it could be more of a flexible one, where if some video needs one more week of discussion, then we’ll just postpone moving on?). But, this would give people that are perhaps interested in just some of these videos, a chance to have a rough idea of when to check back on the thread.
I’d think most people would rather jump into the current video, than go back to the beginning and rewatch previously discussed ones. Mainly because then they are part of the group and stuff. Even if someone decides to go back and watch those, the occasional question or discussion or whatever about older videos shouldn’t cause big issues.
Because of the “every video every 2 weeks” schedule, and my goal of about a month or so per video, I don’t think we would ever get through every single video, unless Kurzgesagt decides to not continue this (which I doubt they would). Because of that there is some sense in voting about which video should be watched. But I do aggree, watching them in release order would make the most sense imo.
Having a schedule would be very nice. That way if someone wants to skip a video, they can look ahead and see when they should join back.
I think all options are okay. Though, my personal vote would be a voting of which video to watch next. After all, it’s not an episodic series, so why keep to a timeline format. Some videos might be more interesting for everyone or more time-relevant. Also might have the side-effect that more people participate
Though, voting every time for the next video also requires some organization and effort. So I’m fine with any outcome.
That’s like 10 minutes of effort every month, first to make the vote, then to close the polls. The real question is actually figuring out which videos should be in the vote in the first place. Because having all 81 right now would be a bit much.
Given the polling is showing a less formal structure (“something organised but more freeform”), probably you could choose a shortlist of 5-10 (or whatever) that you are actually most interested in (since you’re the one organising this!), and then let people cast multiple votes and the top 2 make the cut. Something like that would probably be fairly easy for you and unobjectionable for everyone participating.
Edit: or if you don’t want to create a shortlist, the other option is to ask everyone interested in participating to put one forward, and that would create a list of 10-20 by the looks of it.
This looks like a lot of fun, great idea! Thanks for kicking it off
A couple of options from the oldest, not yet watched videos
A couple from the most recent videos
Any that people put forward
That would result in about 7-8 videos (3 from oldest, 3 from most recent, 1-2 recommendations), it’s also quite fair, if there is an interesting video in the most recent ones, it won’t need to wait years to come up, while also taking recommendations into account and also depleting the stack from the back.
The issue isn’t that making an 81 choice poll is difficult (though gotta remember, it will increase), the issue is, that choosing x entries from 81 possibilities is just silly. People would get way overwhelmed. And ngl, most people probably don’t care much about it, for many, just participating in any video watching would be plenty. So for those that have a preference, allowing them to put some videos forward would be perfectly fine.
I meant it in the meaning that Discourse doesn’t allow any type of poll to have more than 20 choices. Still, making multiple poll and then maybe sorting out which got the most votes and then maybe to runner off pols…>_> sounds like a huge hassle for little profit.
We still can’t watch more than 1 video at a given time, so, a bit of patience will be necessary from participants before we get to one they wanted to watch most of all.
I’ll let the polls run for 24 hours in total, that should be enough for an interest gauge imo. That would be 2023-05-29T03:39:00Z. The club will definitely happen, mostly waiting on the other two polls (though they do seem kinda one-sided)