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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:16 PM

****Ok Every LGBT Group Member Come In Now and Vote for your Host!****

Last edited Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:17 PM - Edit history (20)






Over the next 48 hours take time to vote on the person(s) you want. You can either vote yes or no. (+1 or -1) At the end of 48 hours, the person with the most votes wins and we ALL endorse them for the host of our group.

Near as I can tell these are the names that have been thrown around and the people who have volunteered, so consider this our ballot. Copy and paste the ballot between the dashed lines into a new post and cast your votes. You may vote for or against as many people as you want (including write ins, as long as they haven't said they don't want to host):


(POLLS CLOSE AT 1:16pm EST WEDNESDAY! VOTES COMING IN AFTER EXACTLY THEN WILL NOT COUNT!)

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(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. (DUer ruggerson REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
10. Sapphocrat ________ (I'm told you have bowed out, but I can't find where you've said this.)
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC __________
17. (DUer Durham D REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Write in: _______________________
(don't forget to put +1 or -1 for the write in)


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ALSO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SAID THEY DON'T WANT THE JOB SO DON'T VOTE FOR THEM:
1. xchrom (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137647)
2. Ms. Toad (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137647#post3)
3. La Lioness Priyanka (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137647#post6)
4. yardwork (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720#post16)
5. foreigncorrespondent (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720#post31)
6. closeupready (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720#post50)
7. NMNNG (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720#post63)
8. Durham D (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720#post81)
9. ruggerson (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720#post105)


EDIT TO ADD: Please let's not turn this into a circus. That's my plea to you. All the other groups are doing fine picking hosts... We're the only ones going crazy. Let's just be civil here in this thread. Let's get this done with and move on!

EDIT TO ADD: If there is a tie there will be a run off immediately after the votes are counted (say by 1:30pm EST on Wednesday). I will post a new thread and voting may take place for 24 hours for those people. Repeat if necessary.

EDIT TO ADD: Skinner has pinned this thread to the top of the group for us and has been kept up to date with the voting proceedings. Thanks Skinner!

EDIT TO ADD: You MAY edit your votes at any point up until 1:16pm EST Wednesday. Any votes changed after that point WILL NOT COUNT AND THE LAST QUALIFYING VOTE WILL.



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Reply ****Ok Every LGBT Group Member Come In Now and Vote for your Host!**** (Original post)
Fearless Dec 2011 OP
Scuba Dec 2011 #1
Prism Dec 2011 #3
Fearless Dec 2011 #2
William769 Dec 2011 #4
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #8
William769 Dec 2011 #9
Fearless Dec 2011 #12
William769 Dec 2011 #13
Fearless Dec 2011 #14
William769 Dec 2011 #20
Ian David Dec 2011 #46
Fearless Dec 2011 #59
Ian David Dec 2011 #61
Fearless Dec 2011 #65
Ian David Dec 2011 #66
Fearless Dec 2011 #67
Ian David Dec 2011 #69
Fearless Dec 2011 #10
Fearless Dec 2011 #15
Ian David Dec 2011 #5
Fearless Dec 2011 #6
Ian David Dec 2011 #22
Fearless Dec 2011 #30
Puglover Dec 2011 #7
TriMera Dec 2011 #11
yardwork Dec 2011 #16
Fearless Dec 2011 #17
William769 Dec 2011 #19
Ian David Dec 2011 #24
Fearless Dec 2011 #29
yardwork Dec 2011 #42
Ian David Dec 2011 #47
yardwork Dec 2011 #71
Ian David Dec 2011 #108
BR_Parkway Dec 2011 #18
jumptheshadow Dec 2011 #21
Fearless Dec 2011 #28
yardwork Dec 2011 #43
Fearless Dec 2011 #62
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #23
jumptheshadow Dec 2011 #52
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #53
Pab Sungenis Dec 2011 #76
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #77
Pab Sungenis Dec 2011 #78
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #79
Pab Sungenis Dec 2011 #80
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #83
Pab Sungenis Dec 2011 #86
Duncan Grant Dec 2011 #100
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #102
Fearless Dec 2011 #122
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #127
Ian David Dec 2011 #25
xchrom Dec 2011 #26
jumptheshadow Dec 2011 #27
foreigncorrespondent Dec 2011 #31
Fearless Dec 2011 #32
foreigncorrespondent Dec 2011 #33
Fearless Dec 2011 #35
foreigncorrespondent Dec 2011 #36
Fearless Dec 2011 #37
foreigncorrespondent Dec 2011 #38
HillWilliam Dec 2011 #34
racaulk Dec 2011 #39
Pab Sungenis Dec 2011 #40
Fearless Dec 2011 #41
Sentath Dec 2011 #44
dsc Dec 2011 #45
Fearless Dec 2011 #54
booisblu Dec 2011 #48
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #49
Fearless Dec 2011 #56
yardwork Dec 2011 #72
Fearless Dec 2011 #73
yardwork Dec 2011 #74
Fearless Dec 2011 #75
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #82
Fearless Dec 2011 #85
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #81
yardwork Dec 2011 #87
closeupready Dec 2011 #50
Fearless Dec 2011 #57
mitchtv Dec 2011 #51
Cherchez la Femme Dec 2011 #55
pinto Dec 2011 #58
Duncan Grant Dec 2011 #60
NMMNG Dec 2011 #63
Fearless Dec 2011 #64
Vanje Dec 2011 #68
knowledgeispwr Dec 2011 #70
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #84
yardwork Dec 2011 #88
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #89
yardwork Dec 2011 #90
tammywammy Dec 2011 #96
Fearless Dec 2011 #99
yardwork Dec 2011 #112
beyurslf Dec 2011 #91
swimboy Dec 2011 #92
yardwork Dec 2011 #93
swimboy Dec 2011 #94
yardwork Dec 2011 #95
Duncan Grant Dec 2011 #101
yardwork Dec 2011 #113
FreeState Dec 2011 #97
oxymoron Dec 2011 #98
Rowdyboy Dec 2011 #103
Jamastiene Dec 2011 #104
ruggerson Dec 2011 #105
yardwork Dec 2011 #115
Maven Dec 2011 #137
yardwork Dec 2011 #138
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #117
Prism Dec 2011 #118
Fearless Dec 2011 #121
Maven Dec 2011 #136
Change has come Dec 2011 #106
Betty Karlson Dec 2011 #107
Jamastiene Dec 2011 #111
queerart Dec 2011 #134
Lyric Dec 2011 #109
yardwork Dec 2011 #114
Lyric Dec 2011 #110
Fearless Dec 2011 #125
Bluenorthwest Dec 2011 #116
Tindalos Dec 2011 #119
dsc Dec 2011 #120
Veruca Salt Dec 2011 #123
RKP5637 Dec 2011 #124
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2011 #126
motely36 Dec 2011 #128
Rhythm Dec 2011 #129
Zenlitened Dec 2011 #130
Fearless Dec 2011 #132
Ms. Toad Dec 2011 #131
Behind the Aegis Dec 2011 #133
Maven Dec 2011 #135
DURHAM D Dec 2011 #139
Fearless Dec 2011 #140

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:20 PM

1. I suggest Greco-Roman wrestling. Two falls out of three. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:21 PM

3. And/or whoever looks best in a singlet

I'm not particular.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:21 PM

2. My votes:

Last edited Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:12 PM - Edit history (1)

---------------------------------------------------------------

(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis ____+1______
2. closeupready ___+1_______
3. foreigncorrespondent ___+1_______
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam ___+1_______
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher ___+1_______
12. William769 ___+1_______
13. yardwork __________


16. DSC _____+1_____
Write in: _______________________
(don't forget to put +1 or -1 for the write in)


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The people I have voted for are based on my personal discussion with them, or based on what qualities I believe they may bring to the job.

There is no one I object to and I do not have a write in candidate.

I have chosen to leave many blank as either I do not know them / haven't spoken to them, they haven't come over to the new group yet, or they are me and I don't want to vote for myself.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:22 PM

4. Here is my vote.

Last edited Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:57 PM - Edit history (1)

1. Behind the Aegis ____+1______
2. closeupready _____+1_____
3. foreigncorrespondent __________
4. fearless ____+1______
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson ____+1______
10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. yardwork __________

edited to add the add on's

14. Jamastiene ____+1______
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:30 PM

8. Minus 1?

Edit: Oh I see - that is a NO vote.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:33 PM

9. I'm from Florida did I read the Ballot wrong?

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Response to Fearless (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:36 PM

13. What did I do?

Did I read the ballot instructions wrong? Was all I'm asking.

You made up the ballot, so I;ll ask you did I read it wrong on the +1 -1 thing?

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Response to William769 (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:39 PM

14. You are not wrong.

I created the -1 because I feel like it will focus some of the anger people have been displaying into something more constructive.

Let's (all of us) not take the -1 personally!





EDIT: Also sorry if I came across as harsh... I was just worried this would turn into a flame fest too, and none of us need that! I misunderstood the tone of the subthread. My fault.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:53 PM

20. On your edit.

Don't sweat it. I was just looking for clarification.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:16 PM

46. If someone writes-in, "-1,000,000" then I suppose it could be taken personally. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #46)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:54 PM

59. Perhaps an exception can be made... but not on the voting thread!

We'll make a thread called "Who do you hate" and see how many LGBTers hate each other.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #59)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:19 PM

61. Now would probably not be a good time for that. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:41 PM

65. My thoughts exactly. Also do you want your add ons to the ballot from before...

To be officially +1 votes for them from you?

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Response to Fearless (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:43 PM

66. I already posted my ballot in the correct format and gave them +1 votes. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #66)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:46 PM

67. My bad... I should've looked over the whole thread before asking. Thanks!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #67)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:56 PM

69. There are like a zillions posts. n/t

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:40 PM

15. Yup,

It lets people voice their negative opinions too.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:29 PM

5. I want to nominate Zorra and Jamastiene. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:30 PM

6. Adding them to the ballot now...

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Response to Fearless (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:14 PM

22. Am I automatically considered to be voting for one or both? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:35 PM

30. You're right it's not good to assume... Do you vote for none, one, or both?

(+1 or -1)

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:30 PM

7. My votes

1 9 and 10.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:33 PM

11. Here are my votes.

Last edited Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:40 PM - Edit history (1)

(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
2. closeupready __________
3. foreigncorrespondent __________
4. fearless __+1________
5. HillWilliam __+1________
6. Lyric ___+1_______
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher _____+1_____
12. William769 __________
13. yardwork __________

Write in: _______________________
(don't forget to put +1 or -1 for the write in)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __+1________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ___+1_______

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:43 PM

16. If nominated, I will decline to run. If elected, I will decline to serve. Please remove my name.

Last edited Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:10 PM - Edit history (2)

My votes are as follows:

1. Behind the Aegis +1
2. closeupready +1
3. foreigncorrespondent +1
4. fearless +1
5. HillWilliam +1
6. Lyric +1
7. motely36 +1
8. NMMNG +1
9. ruggerson +1
10. Sapphocrat +1
11. The Philosopher +2 (my top choice as head Host)
12. William769 -1 (sorry, William. Nothing personal. You aren't neutral, though.)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene +1
15. Zorra +1
16. dsc +1
17. Durham D +1

Edited to add a vote for dsc.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:46 PM

17. I thought I remembered you saying that... I just couldn't find the proof... I will update!

Edit: It has been done.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:48 PM

19. I gave you a -1 because you have said in the past you didn't want it.

BTW, I don't take anything personal.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:17 PM

24. Does it make sense to vote for EVERYBODY? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:31 PM

29. I'd say it is telling of the good character of our LGBT DUers!

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Response to Ian David (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:00 PM

42. I voted for each person that I would support to be a host.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:20 PM

47. Well, sure. That's a nice gesture. But mathematically, voting for everybody is the same...

... as voting for nobody.

It's meaningful as a gesture of support, but meaningless in determining who should be host.


Unless I misunderstand how the votes will be tabulated here.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:54 PM

71. I didn't vote for everybody.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #71)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:33 AM

108. Sorry, I thought you did. n/t

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:46 PM

18. I don't know that it matters anymore - there doesn't seem to be

a thread that can get more than 15 replies without erupting into some sort of personal drama in this forum anymore.

So put my +1 on whoever comes out with the highest, as a group member I'm not going to throw a wrench in your plans to elect a host. Just understand that there's a bunch of us who rarely participate here any more (hell, rarely open the door for a peek) because of all the back and forth squabbling. I've seen way more bashing in this forum among the group members than I ever have from the outsiders and its really fucking sad. There used to be a lot of good discussions in here. Not so much anymore

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:10 PM

21. How about DSC? (nt)

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Response to jumptheshadow (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:27 PM

28. Adding to ballot... if DSC is around confirm or deny you will accept the position if voted in.

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Response to jumptheshadow (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:03 PM

43. I added a vote for dsc to my ballot.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:22 PM

62. Got it!

Won't be tabulating votes til it's over... Or I'll go crazy!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:17 PM

23. here are my votes

1. Behind the Aegis -1__________
2. closeupready __1________
3. foreigncorrespondent __-1________
4. fearless ______1____
5. HillWilliam ___1_______
6. Lyric ______1____
7. motely36 __1________
8. NMMNG ____1______
9. ruggerson ___1_______
10. Sapphocrat _-1_________
11. The Philosopher __1________
12. William769 ____1______
14. Jamastiene ___1_______
15. Zorra __sorry cant vote, i feel like i dont remember this candidate at all

some people i have voted no on because i dont think they are on du enough to be the main host not because i think they will make a bad host.

also i wish the potential candidates had some more info to go on. like if you for instance do not like du, you should not be the host. i think the host should like du even if they feel like sometimes this place is nuts. if you actively dislike DU, you shouldn't host this forum.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:11 PM

52. +1

>>like if you for instance do not like du, you should not be the host. i think the host should like du even if they feel like sometimes this place is nuts. if you actively dislike DU, you shouldn't host this forum.<<

If you don't like DU, or have quit DU in anger more than once, or have called out DU on another forum, then you should not be the host. Yes, there have been major problems here, but you won't help the situation.

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Response to jumptheshadow (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:18 PM

53. i think before someone is elected they should tell us these things about themselves

there is no way, we can be expected to know such details for everyone

and i do think the person with the most votes should answer such questions, before they go on to become the master host.

i also think that if you have been tombstoned here before, you should not be the master host.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:22 PM

76. "i also think that if you have been tombstoned here before, you should not be the master host."

 

Funny. I think there are people who were tombstoned in the Great Gay Purge of 2009 that have more right to be forum host here than everyone on that current list. They know what it was like to be abused by the previous regime, and deserve to have a say in how the new operation is run.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #76)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:27 PM

77. i dont. nt

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #77)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:36 PM

78. And for good or ill

 

that says a lot about both of us.

We had a lot of good people who got zapped while standing up for our rights during an abusive period in 2009. One of them was banned just for posting the number 7 in a subject line.

I think the people who suffered from abusive moderation are the best qualified to practice balanced moderation. And will do the best job of defending us from bullies from both outside and inside our community.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #78)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:41 PM

79. incidentally i held this opinion way before anything else happened. you can check it on the old du.

i wasnt the only one who held this opinion either

i think a lot of people who got ts'd didnt show enough self restraint, and i think self restraint is a good trait for a liaison.

again that's my personal opinion.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #79)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:46 PM

80. You held this opinion before anything else happened?

 

You held this opinion before July of 2009?

Because that's when this all started.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #80)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:57 PM

83. no, i mean i held this opinion before you/dsc were made liaisons

when we were still discussing the liaison position etc

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #83)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:01 PM

86. This has nothing to do with dsc or I

 

or our stint as liaisons.

I'm referring to the people who were banned during an intensely homophobic period on DU, one ever Skinner said was unjustifiable. They were victims of persecution by homophobes in the old moderator corps, and I feel that fact makes them better suited to moderate now.

Too bad that so many of them have turned down the opportunity.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #79)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:36 PM

100. As long as we don't confuse self-restraint with passive aggression.

I've been reading this exchange between you and Pabs Sugenis and thought I'd stop by.

You and I disagree about the issue of tombstoning. If Skinner brought them back, that should be good enough reason for them to be eligible for leaderships roles in this group. Especially when they're asked to continue to put up with this kind of judgment without proper context. Skinner never mentioned "self-restraint" regarding those who were included in the mass tombstoning -- quiet the opposite actually.

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Response to Duncan Grant (Reply #100)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:32 AM

102. i dont expect everyone to agree with me on all issues

but besides popularity, i think there should be some criterion

for instance, i dont think people who hate du should do this 'job'. if there are people on this group they can't be fair to, they shouldn't do it. etc

i can imagine that there are other reasons not to but those are my criterion

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #102)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 04:56 PM

122. I don't want to interject too much so...

I'll just add one little thing and go.

I agree wholeheartedly that those who hate DU shouldn't get the job. But I don't think that they will take the job either. And if they do and there is a problem I know that you have my and a lot of LGBT DUer's support in petitioning the Admins to remove them. I do understand your trepidation regarding this process though, and I think we would both agree that getting it right the first time would save us a LOT of trouble in the long run.

As for criteria for voting, I also agree. The Admins gave us very little to go on in terms of process for choosing... although I will duly note that for most groups it was enough. (Hell the ability to make polls would have been nice even.) I think in the end though that the discussion we've been having is a necessary one and maybe we can air out some of our bad feelings because of it. Hey, I can hope right?

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Response to Fearless (Reply #122)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:28 PM

127. that's where i disagree. i think plenty of people who dislike du, have trashed du on other forum

repeatedly left in anger would agree to host a forum

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:23 PM

25. My votes

These are my votes, and in some cases, my vote and my personal feelings point in opposite directions.


(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis ____ +1 ______
2. closeupready __________
3. foreigncorrespondent __________
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat _____ -1 _____
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 ____ +1 ______
13. (DUer REMOVED BY PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene _____ +1 _____
15. Zorra ____ +1 ______

Write in: _______________________
(don't forget to put +1 or -1 for the write in)

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:23 PM

26. i will refrain from voting. nt

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:26 PM

27. My votes

DSC +1
Behind the Aegis +1
Ruggerson +1
HillWilliam +1
The Philosopher +1
yardwork +1

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:39 PM

31. My vote...

(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis +1
2. closeupready __________
3. foreigncorrespondent -1 (I already said I didn't want to host)
4. fearless +1
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG +1
9. ruggerson +1
10. Sapphocrat +1
11. The Philosopher +1
12. William769 -1
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC __________

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Response to foreigncorrespondent (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:41 PM

32. I will take you off the ballot!

Sorry about that, I tried to scour the group this morning, I must have missed a post!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:43 PM

33. It's cool!

I don't mind voting against myself. LOL

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Response to foreigncorrespondent (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:47 PM

35. If you want I'll put you back. Yes/no?

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Response to Fearless (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:50 PM

36. No.

I neither have the time or the desire to be a Host.

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Response to foreigncorrespondent (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:51 PM

37. Fair enough, I'm just trying to be very clear to avoid confusion.

The last thing I want for the election is voter confusion!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:53 PM

38. No problems!

I understand completely!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:45 PM

34. Chiming in

1. Behind the Aegis +1
2. closeupready
3. foreigncorrespondent +1
4. fearless +1
5. HillWilliam (abstain, obviously)
6. Lyric +1
7. motely36
8. NMMNG +1
9. ruggerson +1
10. Sapphocrat +1
11. The Philosopher +1
12. William769 +1
13. yardwork (declined to run) (I'll give a +1 to co-host.)
14. Jamastiene +1
15. Zorra

Adding DSC +1


Where I didn't put a vote it's only because I haven't interacted with you a great deal over time. I don't have any negative votes to offer. It's certainly not personal or a slight if I didn't up-vote because this is an excellent list. Where I didn't up-vote, I hope to know you better soon.

Peace and hopefulness,
HW

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:55 PM

39. I have no strong opinions one way or another.

I have full confidence in all of those whose names are listed on the ballot, and I will gladly support whoever is selected as a result of this vote. Good luck, everyone!

Thank you for organizing this, Fearless!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:56 PM

40. My vote

 

1. Behind the Aegis _+1_______
2. closeupready __________
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam _+1_______
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher _+1_______
12. William769 _-1_______
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC _+1_______

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:59 PM

41. Ok everyone, I'm heading out for a bit, keep voting! You're all awesome!

If there are more write ins, I will check all new posts when I get back... I will post them at that time... Sorry for any inconvenience, I need to go yell at BoA for lying to me!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:04 PM

44. okay

(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
2. closeupready __________
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat ____+1______
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC _____+1_____

Respect to you all, backing to these two.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:09 PM

45. I am in a hurry now so I will say that I will accep if voted in

I will vote when I get home.

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Response to dsc (Reply #45)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:31 PM

54. Excellent!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:26 PM

48. here's mine

I lurk and read way more than i post. However, i have been here forever and have seen our group fighting amongst ourselves far too much lately. I am hesitant to jump into the fray, but i believe this vote is important!

(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
2. closeupready __________
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat ____+1______
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC _____+1_____

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:33 PM

49. Fearless - Shouldn't this be considered a nominating process and not an actual vote?

Once everyone who is on this list has confirmed they wish to HOST and everyone else is given a chance to indicate their desire to serve we will have our list of candidates.



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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:38 PM

56. Everyone is free to add their name to the list and I will automatically add them to the ballot

We've had discussion going for several days spanning multiple threads on who should host the group... with a list so long already it was prudent we move forward. The names on the ballot are a list of EVERYONE who has asked to host and a few who have been suggested though may not have arrived at DU3 yet. Skinner has given the go ahead and pinned the thread to the top of the group for us. This will be the actual vote.

Sorry for any confusion, the whole process is very new to us all and we weren't given any format by which to make this decision so we are making it work as we go along.

Happy voting!

EDIT TO ADD: I'd be glad to add any members you would suggest, yourself included if you'd like. But, to your point about who is on and not on the ballot I want to make things very simple for everyone... I will also be sending out a mass PM to everyone that has voted by tomorrow evening to ensure that they double check their votes and change them if necessary to compensate for names added to the ballot after they have voted. I hope that helps address your concerns and helps you feel confident that the process is being conducted fairly and reasonably.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:57 PM

72. I nominate Durham D to be host and will vote for her if she accepts.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #72)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:59 PM

73. I will put it up on the ballot!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #73)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:02 PM

74. Thank you for doing this.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #74)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:05 PM

75. You're quite welcome!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #75)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:52 PM

82. Please note my comment to yardwork.

I am not interested in hosting at this time.

Thanks

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #82)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:59 PM

85. Fixed!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #74)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:51 PM

81. Hi Y.W.

Thanks, but sorry, I dont' want to Host.

This place is just too toxic right now. I hope we can move on - its Christmas after all.

To quote Ben Franklin: "If we don't hang together we will most assuredly hang separately".






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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #81)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:06 PM

87. I understand. Just wanted to let you know that if you change your mind, you have my full support.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:37 PM

50. While I appreciate that others value my contributions, I don't think I can host ATM -

I have a lot on my personal plate, and it's a responsibility that I'm not prepared to assume right now, particularly in terms of time, so can someone please take me off the list for now.

If things change, of course, I'd like to consider becoming one at a future point.

Cheers.

As to my votes:


(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
2. closeupready __________
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat ____+1______
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 _____+1____
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene _____+1____
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1_____

Write in: _______________________
(don't forget to put +1 or -1 for the write in)

I voted for the four people whose content I am most familiar with and of whom I have the most confidence in running the GLBT forum with integrity and with an eye towards making it GLBT-friendly.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:39 PM

57. I will have your name withdrawn from the ballot! Thanks for everything!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:54 PM

51. My vote

Behind the Aegis____ +1_____

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:35 PM

55. Votes

1. Behind the Aegis ___-1_______
2. closeupready ___+1_______
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless ____+1______
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric _____+1_____
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson _____+1_____
10. Sapphocrat ___+1_______
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 _____-1_____
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene _____+1_____
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC _____+1_____

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:40 PM

58. Though an ingrequent poster in the forum (read more than post usually) I'll add my suggestions -

1. Behind the Aegis ____1______
2. closeupready __________
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam _____1_____
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. NMMNG __________
9. ruggerson __________
10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher ____1______
12. William769 ______1____
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____1______

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:56 PM

60. Self-governance is hard.

Last edited Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:59 PM - Edit history (1)

+1 to #s: 1, 6, 14, 9, 16.
-1 to #12.

Frequent rotation of leadership is also good, imho.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:32 PM

63. On behalf of myself and my wife

Thank you for the nominations and to those who have supported us. We both decline, however. The environment here has become too...toxic.

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Response to NMMNG (Reply #63)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:37 PM

64. I will remove you both from the ballot and I hope that you have a good day!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:50 PM

68. Lemme try this

1. Behind the Aegis ____+1______

4. fearless _______+1___
5. HillWilliam _+1_________
. Lyric ____+1______
10. Sapphocrat ____+1______
11. The Philosopher __+1________
12. William769 ___-1_______

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene _____+1_____

16. DSC _+1_________




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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:34 PM

70. Vote

1. Behind the Aegis __________
4. fearless ____+1______
5. HillWilliam __+1________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
9. ruggerson __+1_______
10. Sapphocrat ___+1_______
11. The Philosopher _____+1_____
12. William769 __________


Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:59 PM

84. Is cumulative voting allowed?

IOWs - Assuming there are 13 candidates can I cast 13 yes (+1) votes for one person.

Or 7 yes votes (+1s) for one person and six no (-1s) votes for another?

Or 5 yes votes (+1s) for one person and 5 yes votes (+1s) for another and 3 yes votes (+1s) for another.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #84)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:08 PM

88. Interesting suggestion. I thought that hosts had to rotate off but that's not true.

Last edited Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:33 AM - Edit history (1)

I've just learned that, contrary to what I posted earlier, hosts of forums like this don't rotate off regularly. We might want to consider rotating our hosts, though. It might be a good idea to have term limits.

And I think that the suggestion of weighted voting is a good one.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #88)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:21 PM

89. You are probably right -

we will no doubt run out of people.

I have been impressed with your balanced approach and generous attitude toward other posters as well as your effective use of the ATA forum.

So, would you be willing to take on Grand Master Host as a paid position?



now where is that smiley lookup feature...

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #89)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:32 PM

90. Well it depends...... would it pay as much as Brian is making as head of NOM? evil grin

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Response to yardwork (Reply #88)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:24 PM

96. Hosts in here do not have to rotate off

That's only on the main forums. In groups you're a host until you quit or are removed.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #96)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:19 PM

99. 100% correct

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #96)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:25 AM

112. Oops. I didn't realize that. Sorry for the confusion. I corrected my post upthread.

Glad to see that DU3 allows a longer window for editing posts.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:37 PM

91. :)

"EDIT TO ADD: Please let's not turn this into a circus. That's my plea to you. All the other groups are doing fine picking hosts... We're the only ones going crazy. Let's just be civil here in this thread. Let's get this done with and move on! "

+1

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:55 PM

92. Voting as I understand the remaining field

I guess nobody much cares what I think but I hope everybody can just chill the fuck out and this can be a functioning group in a discussion forum.


1. Behind the Aegis ___+1_______
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. ruggerson ____+1______
10. Sapphocrat __________ (SHE AND HER WIFE HAVE BOTH DECLINED)
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______


Edited to add:
"No, Bandit! No!"

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Response to swimboy (Reply #92)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:59 PM

93. I care what you think. I care deeply. So does Bandit.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #93)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:01 PM

94. Thanks, yardwork

I appreciate it.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #94)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:07 PM

95. Seriously, it's nice to see you here.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #92)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:29 AM

101. I'll echo yardwork.

So good to see you! May the "chill the fuck out" be with us.

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Response to Duncan Grant (Reply #101)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:26 AM

113. many thousand pluses.

Hi Duncan!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:30 PM

97. My votes

1. Behind the Aegis __________ +1
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. ruggerson __________ +1
10. Sapphocrat __________ +1
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC __________ +1

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:45 PM

98. I have been more of a lurker these days. I think any one of you would be great.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:41 AM

103. My votes....

5. HillWilliam_____+1
11. The Philosopher_____+1
12. William769_____+1
16. dsc_____+1

No -1 votes.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:45 AM

104. I won't vote -1 for anybody here, but here are the ones I would like to see as hosts:

1. Behind the Aegis ___+1_______
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric _____+1_____
7. motely36 ___+1_______
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. ruggerson ____+1______
10. Sapphocrat __________ (SHE AND HER WIFE HAVE BOTH DECLINED)
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene __________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______


I'm not quite sure why the -1 should even be a part of this vote, btw. That has got to feel bad for someone to get a -1. That's just my take on it.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:20 AM

105. I am not interested in serving as "Master Host"

or whatever they call it.

I will gladly volunteer to be one of the "Co Hosts."

I think the Master Host individual should be someone who spends quite a lot of time here. Maybe even someone who is retired and has no full time job. Or holds a job where they can easily keep an eye on the Group.

I'm happy with anyone on the current list in the OP. They would all be good choices. In addition to the ones already noted, I would add Prism, Maven, Chovexani and Mondo Joe. But I don't know how much time any of them spend here anymore.

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Response to ruggerson (Reply #105)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:29 AM

115. I agree that each of those members would be excellent choices and I wish that they would post again.

I miss them. Maven and Prism have been around a little bit recently, and I hope that we see more of them. Come home, Chovexani and Mondo Joe!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #115)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:30 AM

137. ...

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Response to Maven (Reply #137)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:37 AM

138. Hi there!

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Response to ruggerson (Reply #105)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:52 AM

117. if chovexani was here a lot, she would hands down be my first pick

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Response to ruggerson (Reply #105)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:53 PM

118. Aw, thanks mister. But no way I could do it.

My current schedule has me working 13 hour shifts 4 days a week with only my phone to communicate with the world. I'm too absentee these days. But I appreciate the sentiment =)

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Response to ruggerson (Reply #105)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 03:38 PM

121. Sounds good, I'll take you off the list.

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Response to ruggerson (Reply #105)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:29 AM

136. Thanks ruggers.

I was actually planning to vote for you until I saw this.

I agree that "Master Host" should be someone who spends a lot more time here than I can. But I would also gladly volunteer to be a secondary (or tertiary, or whatever) host.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 02:28 AM

106. Sapphocrat please!

So many excellent choices but I vote for Sapphocrat.

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Response to Change has come (Reply #106)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:49 AM

107. Yes please!

Sapphocrat is someone I hold in very high regard.

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Response to Change has come (Reply #106)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:51 AM

111. Sapphocrat would be my absolute first choice.

She said upthread that she couldn't do it though.

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Response to Change has come (Reply #106)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:44 AM

134. Indeed......

A thumbs up for Sapphocrat......


A solid thumbs up for The Philosopher......


... and a pair of thumbs up for the fellow who's already taken a licking, and kept on ticking.....


I'm in the firm belief that DSC deserves, (and has already earned his stripes in DU2 I might add) the position of Master Host! Cut and Dry!.......



(edited, as I forgot to add the The Philosopher, damit..... which I apologize for..... as he possesses a balanced, well thought out, and optimistic view of situations. He's a good soul indeed.... if he was closer to me, I'd chase him around the block )






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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:13 AM

109. My votes:

motely36 +1
ruggerson +1
Sapphocrat +1
dsc +1

I really wish yardwork wanted the job, though. She'd be my first choice, hands-down.

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Response to Lyric (Reply #109)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:27 AM

114. You are too sweet! I'll cause trouble, er, help things along as a regular member.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:45 AM

110. ***CURRENT VOTE COUNT***

Results as of 9:32 am, 12/13/11 posted in descending order by number of votes so far:

dsc: 17+, 0- = 17

ruggerson: 14+, 0- = 14

Behind the Aegis: 15+, 2- = 13

Sapphocrat: 13+, 2- = 11

The Philosopher: 11+, 0- = 11

HillWilliam: 10+, 0- = 10

Fearless: 9+, 0- = 9

Jamastiene: 9+, 0- = 9

Lyric: 8+, 0- = 8

motely36: 4+, 0- = 4

Zorra: 3+, 0- = 3

William769: 6+, 5- = 1


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Response to Lyric (Reply #110)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:49 PM

125. Thanks so much for the help!!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:34 AM

116. This is a hard choice...

There is no one I'd exempt, many I would support and as usual in elections, the candidates I would like best decline to run.
After a 'draft Sapphocrat' statement, I will then say
1. 9. 15. 16.
No offense intended to anyone not voted for, I love all of you, including the ones who don't care for each other. This is how I am. You show up here, I love you for it. If it seems otherwise, the failure is my own.
I am glad to have this forum and each member is a flash of gold in my heart.
Special thanks to all who consider taking on this hosting stuff. Good on you all.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 02:06 PM

119. I'll abstain from voting.

I will support whoever the group chooses.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 03:05 PM

120. My votes

Behind the Aegis _1_________
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless ___1_______
5. HillWilliam __1________
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. ruggerson __1________
10. Sapphocrat ___1_______
11. The Philosopher __1________
12. William769 ____1______
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene _1_________
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ___1_______
17. (DUer Durham D REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:19 PM

123. My votes:

1. Behind the Aegis ____+1______
16. DSC ___+1_______

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:44 PM

124. I'm OK with whomever the group chooses. Others know everyone interested better than I do. I'm

happy we have this group!!!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:52 PM

126. My vote:

16. DSC ___+1_______



It doesn't matter. I'm taking over this place in a bloodless coup.... when I get around to it. This place needs some Stalinesque leadership

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:29 PM

128. my votes

---------------------------------------------------------------

(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric ___+1_______
7. motely36 __________
10. Sapphocrat ___+1_______
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
14. Jamastiene ____+1______
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______




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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:28 PM

129. My ballot


(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis __________
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric ___+1_______
7. motely36 __________
10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __+1______
14. Jamastiene ____+1______
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:17 PM

130. I'm finding it very difficult to vote here.

My first impulse is to suggest that everyone who has volunteered (in other words, everyone on this list) be appointed to a host position.

Each of you brings unique strengths that I think would serve our community well, and there's no one for whom I'd cast a negative vote.

If I'm counting the edited list correctly, that would give us 12 hosts, which doesn't seem like too many to me, considering the number of hours in a day.

But... that said... I realize we're trying to narrow the field here, not hand out "Yay, Everybody!" certificates to every student in the class.

So I'll also offer my Top 5, with apologies in advance to anyone not on it. When it came time to whittle names down to my (self-imposed) limit of five, there were a couple of coin-tosses in there.



1. Behind the Aegis _____ +1 _____


4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric _____ +1 _____
7. motely36 __________


10. Sapphocrat __________
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 _____ +1 _____


Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene ____ +1 ______
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____ +1 ______
17. Durham D __________


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Response to Zenlitened (Reply #130)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:03 AM

132. We're not sure how many hosts there will be yet...

But what we do have to go on is that we need a primary or master host... the one that will choose the initial set of other co-hosts. We're doing this because to get a first host you need to contact Skinner with a group consensus on who should be the primary/master/first host.

Their only special power is that they can remove other hosts below them by virtue of their longevity as host. So host 2 can't remove host 1 but host 1 can remove host 2... at least that is how it was described to us.

So all we're really voting for right now is the primary host... but everyone is encouraged to vote for as many people as they think are qualified so that after the primary host is elected they will have a good list of people to pull from if they chose to for the other hosts.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:13 AM

131. My votes

1. Behind the Aegis _____+1_____
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless ____+1______
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric ____+1______
7. motely36 __________
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. (DUer ruggerson REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
10. Sapphocrat __________ (I believe she has declined)
11. The Philosopher _____+1_____
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene ____+1______
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC ____+1______
17. (DUer Durham D REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

What I was looking for were people who are able to communicate clearly (on both "listening" and "speaking" ends) and to remain neutral and level headed in the midst of a lot of heat. That is the only way a host will survive what I expect to be some pretty rough waters for a while. My choices are mainly based on what I remember from a couple of years ago, when I was last really active here, (supplemented by a trip down memory lane in the DU2 group.)

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:53 AM

133. I voted!

1. Behind the Aegis ____+1______
2. (REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless ____+1______
5. HillWilliam ____+1______
6. Lyric __________
7. motely36 __________
8. (REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. (REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
10. Sapphocrat _____+1_____
11. The Philosopher ___+1_______
12. William769 __________
13. (REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene ____+1______
15. Zorra ___+1_______
16. DSC ____+10______
17. (REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

I really like HillWilliam and The Philosopher as impartial main hosts, or regular hosts. When DSC is made primary host...er, I mean, if he is made primary host, I will gladly serve with him.

Fearless...you live up to your screen name!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:26 AM

135. My votes:

(In alphabetical order)
(+1 or -1)
1. Behind the Aegis _____+1_____
2. (DUer closeupready REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
3. (DUer foreigncorrespondent REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
4. fearless __________
5. HillWilliam __________
6. Lyric ____+1______
7. motely36 __________
8. (DUer NMMNG REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
9. (DUer ruggerson REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)
10. Sapphocrat ____+1______
11. The Philosopher __________
12. William769 __________
13. (DUer yardwork REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

Late add ons:
14. Jamastiene _____+1_____
15. Zorra __________
16. DSC __________
17. (DUer Durham D REMOVED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL REQUEST)

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:30 PM

139. My vote-

1. Behind the Aegis +1
4. fearless +1
5. HillWilliam +1
6. Lyric +1
10. Sapphocrat +1
11. The Philosopher +2
14. Jamastiene +1
15. Zorra +1
16. DSC +2

Thank you everyone who stepped up.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:02 PM

140. LESS THAN 15 MINS REMAIN FOR VOTING!!!

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