Movie night was a great success
We had six active participants (The Dark Lord - First time contributor, MissMonicaE - First time contributor, Kyle Jones, Edlothiad - First time contributor and Himarm). That number goes up to seven if you include CreationEdge who joined us a few minutes after the film ended to say
Oh I missed the movie?
We also had no less than 9 lurkers which brings the grand total to nearly 15 viewers!
Funniest comment goes to MissMonicaE for
Is there really this much public kissing in high school? I'm so glad I
and The Dark Lord for
Time since last incident: 0 days.
The winner of the 'Captain Obvious' prize goes to Himarm for
shower scene is always fun
and MissMonicaE for
Ladies love a man in uniform
Honourable mention goes to Edlothiad for
Lieutenant Dan?! oh wrong film
What did we learn?
- This film was chosen by diktat rather than a democratic vote on Meta.
Historically there seems to be little benefit in allowing the community to choose over simply announcing what film is being shown.
- The post was "featured" early (with the date, time and movie name in the title).
Placing it on the main board seems to have attracted no less than six users who've never come into chat before, one of whom then contributed to the event. The vote-count seem to have largely reflected the number of participants.
- Making it a featured event in chat seems to have had little impact.
Only two people "registered" for the event.
- Picking a film that was accessible online seems to have been a benefit.
At least three of the contributors were watching a version that was streaming from youtube rather than having to download their own copy.
- The date and time seem amenable (to most)
Placing it on a weekend evening appears to have been more effective than making it mid-week, something we tried last year with very limited success.