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22 May 2008 @ 04:49 pm
First ever LiveJournal User-Representative Election  
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!

Eligibility
Those eligible to vote in this poll are:
-Users with accounts created before March 11, 2008
-Users who are not using Cyrillic language services (there is a poll for Cyrillic users at lj_election_ru)
-Users who have accounts with validated email addresses


Voting
Users should select their first choice, second choice, and third choice candidates from the drop-down list.

Determining the winner
The poll will be closed at 9:00 p.m. PDT Thursday, May 29, 2008
-If a user has more than 50% of the first-choice vote, that candidate will be declared the winner
-If no user has more than 50% of the first-choice vote, we will begin using an Instant Runoff process. The user with the lowest tally for first-choice vote will be eliminated, and the second choice candidate on those ballots will be substituted as first choice. This process will continue (drop lowest candidate, reassign to next vote, tally again) until any user has more than 50% of the vote.
-If all ballots are exhausted and no candidate has more than 50% of the vote, we will return to the first round and award the election to the candidate with the most 1st choice votes.

Member Term
The new Advisory Board member will be announced by the end of the day on Friday, May 30, 2008 and will begin their one-year term of service on June 1, 2008.

THANK YOU!

Poll #1192389 Election Poll
This poll is closed.

First choice (the user you would most like to have as your representative):

cambler
802(3.1%)
daniidebrabant
206(0.8%)
deathboy
998(3.9%)
fuzzface00
319(1.2%)
imc
177(0.7%)
jameth
5485(21.2%)
jette
234(0.9%)
jj_maccrimmon
180(0.7%)
jmaynard
140(0.5%)
legomymalfoy
9443(36.5%)
lizyd
340(1.3%)
lordandrei
326(1.3%)
lostcosmonaut
220(0.9%)
mrflagg
669(2.6%)
primitivepeople
140(0.5%)
qfemale
335(1.3%)
randomposting
233(0.9%)
rm
2826(10.9%)
sollitaire
206(0.8%)
squeaky19
1120(4.3%)
tango
166(0.6%)
twirlandswirl
156(0.6%)
vichan
1154(4.5%)

Second choice (if your first-choice candidate is eliminated, you would then choose this candidate):

cambler
1190(5.1%)
daniidebrabant
245(1.0%)
deathboy
713(3.0%)
fuzzface00
296(1.3%)
imc
186(0.8%)
jameth
3358(14.3%)
jette
229(1.0%)
jj_maccrimmon
158(0.7%)
jmaynard
289(1.2%)
legomymalfoy
2408(10.3%)
lizyd
279(1.2%)
lordandrei
465(2.0%)
lostcosmonaut
250(1.1%)
mrflagg
770(3.3%)
primitivepeople
222(0.9%)
qfemale
511(2.2%)
randomposting
360(1.5%)
rm
7485(31.9%)
sollitaire
461(2.0%)
squeaky19
997(4.3%)
tango
298(1.3%)
twirlandswirl
275(1.2%)
vichan
1987(8.5%)

Third choice (if your first and second-choice candidates are eliminated, you would then choose this candidate):

cambler
778(3.5%)
daniidebrabant
329(1.5%)
deathboy
885(4.0%)
fuzzface00
288(1.3%)
imc
176(0.8%)
jameth
2899(13.1%)
jette
208(0.9%)
jj_maccrimmon
187(0.8%)
jmaynard
423(1.9%)
legomymalfoy
1709(7.7%)
lizyd
241(1.1%)
lordandrei
476(2.2%)
lostcosmonaut
287(1.3%)
mrflagg
654(3.0%)
primitivepeople
285(1.3%)
qfemale
674(3.1%)
randomposting
510(2.3%)
rm
1914(8.7%)
sollitaire
621(2.8%)
squeaky19
1505(6.8%)
tango
506(2.3%)
twirlandswirl
498(2.3%)
vichan
6003(27.2%)
 
 
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last_raindrop: botherlast_raindrop on May 27th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
URGENT!!!
It doesn't allow me to vote. When I click fill out poll all it does is renews the page and that is it, and I really DO want to vote. Help pls.
loopygrrl8loopygrrl8 on May 27th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: URGENT!!!
Is your account old enough? Is your email address verified?
Re: URGENT!!! - last_raindrop on May 27th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: URGENT!!! - ex_mrflagg on May 27th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: URGENT!!! - last_raindrop on May 28th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: URGENT!!! - hakeber on May 28th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: URGENT!!! - last_raindrop on May 28th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
quarter mile, bunch of horses & some gasolinecalijirl5150 on May 27th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Did my civic duty & voted :D
misfiremisfire_ on May 27th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
i've heard about neo nazi jameth. i think advisory boards are not a bad idea. but considering that this is a place that people can vent their frustrations, in the form of personal journals. Be these journals private or public, I don't think that an advisory board is truly needed.

people do not need to be coddled. if they don't want to see/read something THEN DON'T CLICK IT.

Furthermore, perhaps what i have heard is all heresay, but i'm not sure a person that belongs to a group called rape and ljer, or is a fan/friend of neo nazi-ism is someone that should be ON ANY advisory board.


Sacrificial Heartrefraction on May 27th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Neo Nazi Jameth? If you're being sarcastic or humorous, it's gone over my head. If you're serious, please, back up what you just said about neo naziism - I'm genuinely curious.
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Tazlet: Trolltazlet on May 27th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
House, Highlander fans...
Vote! Rock the House! Swing the franchise. Get speshul Rewards:

http://tazlet.livejournal.com/
avocado_loveavocado_love on May 27th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
I only read a couple of pages of comments, but that pretty much made up my mind for me. Jameth -- shame on you. Your blatant smeer campaign reeks of desperation.
Out For A Walk....Bitchthirty_three on May 27th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
lol, why don't you just admit you're in fandom and the 90 million posts in fandom communities made up your mind for you.
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she's a tramp, she's a tramp, she's a vamp: monica-coolertacky_tramp on May 27th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
I am laughing my ass off at the cries of "smear campaigns" and "vote fixing." It's a popularity contest for a powerless position, folks. By all means, make a considered vote based on who you believe will best represent you to LJ leadership. But seriously, chill.
Дима Рубинштейнdimrub on May 27th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
A long shot, but worth a try. Can anyone tell me, what is the content of the NDA that the candidates were required to sign?
qfemaleqfemale on May 27th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
You had to acknowledge that you have to travel to Istanbul for one meeting and that you have to be available for 4 phone calls.
Further you had to state your whole legal name, address and phone number, and also state that you are 18 years of age or older.
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Foul projectile discharge alert!: Autographed Jesushardvice on May 27th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing legomymalfoy has finally worked out the kinks on the Avada Kedavra and will be leaving a Voldemortesque trail of corpses in her wake.
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GulDanguldan on May 27th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Withdrawing my vote
I am hereby withdrawing my vote as it is becoming excessively clear that this is a meaningless election. There is evidence of massive voter fraud and it is provable that LJ is doing nothing to prevent it. Additionally, word has reached me that threats have been made against a candidate to the point of police involvement.

This election is rapidly losing its legitimacy and I cannot, in good conscious, support it or any of its outcomes.

It is for this reason that I am clearing my votes and declaring that I believe this election to be illegitimate and call upon LJ to create a new election with proper controls in place to mitigate this problems and (hopefully) regain the trust that has been lost.
S-Star: It's Betty Bitch!slagkick on May 27th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Withdrawing my vote
Thank god I'm not the only one who sees how ridiculous this is.
tutor4flaga on May 27th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
jette
I like jette's ideas.
Sacrificial Heartrefraction on May 27th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Here's a question.

At this rate, it'll get down to Jameth and LMM as the two finalists. Does that mean that if neither has 50 percent of the vote, the lower total gets tossed and we then see if the other has 50 percent then? Or when it gets down to two people, do we just go back to majority of what first round votes had?
Foul projectile discharge alert!hardvice on May 27th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
According to the rules, if neither has 50%+ then the first-choice winner stands.
(no subject) - refraction on May 27th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
S-Star: OH WOW!slagkick on May 27th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
That you people should be disgusted with yourselves for the way you've been acting in this election. This is the internet. I am shocked and appalled at the drama, politics, and dishonesty involved in this.

Do I need to repeat? This is the internet. If you are taking this seriously to the point where you are harassing other people over it, or finding ways to cheat, or keeping secrets from the LiveJournal community as a whole, I suggest that you turn off your computer, go outside, and get a life.

I'm not accusing anybody or singling anyone out. I don't even know who 99% of the candidates are. I'm just saying. This position is ultimately going to be insignificant. Wow, LiveJournal user representative. Good for you. Want that on your grave? I'm sure it'll look great on your resumé, too. And your parents are going to be so proud.

If you're participating in this election because you're an active LiveJournal user who wants to give something back to the online community, that's great. Or you can just lie and tell me that you are. But if you're lying, or being dishonest in this election in any way - well, why would I care? I already have very little respect for the majority of you based on how ridiculous this campaign has become. Even Obama and Clinton seem more civil. If you're lying, or being dishonest - well then, keep on lying. But I ask you to take a good hard look at yourself and realize how immature it is to take something so insignificant and get this involved in it.

Again, I don't know how much of what I've heard is actually true. But I've heard rumors of banning other candidates, of sockpuppet accounts...and what is this I've heard about threats on a candidate's life that required police intervention?

My god, people. My god. If this is true - if you're actually cheating, manipulating other people...if you're THREATENING A HUMAN LIFE over something as insignificant as a LIVEJOURNAL ELECTION...then you seriously need to reevaluate your life and acknowledge that you have some serious problems to deal with.

Let's not forget. This is a blogging platform. There's nothing wrong with keeping a blog. There's nothing wrong with being part of an online community. I've been involved with LiveJournal for the past seven years, and even if I leave I always come back. The fact that there has been so much drama involved here - "OMG, LJ hates fandom" and "OMG, Russians are taking over LJ, it's the next Cold War" - is ridiculous enough. But this is a whole new low.

I am not accusing anybody of anything, nor am I saying that anything I've heard is true or false. I am simply voicing my opinion. If you feel the need to fight back, or to delete my comment, then you're just proving my point. So delete this if you want, if it's too hard for you to admit to yourself that this is all a joke and that you need to seriously get a life. But if you delete this, I hope you're even more proud of yourselves. It's clear that the majority of you already need to grow up. If you can't handle a reality check, then you really need to grow up. And if you feel the need to silence me here when I've done nothing but exercise my First Amendment rights, you should be ashamed to call yourself an American citizen and a human being.

- slagkick
Fair and Balanced Blogger: LJ Dramarhonan on May 27th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
Are you referring to this?
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snatchbeast: onozsnatchbeast on May 27th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that I am glad I voted for someone who cares about the integrity of livejournal.

Go jameth!
Estarbrow on May 27th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
So did I - I voted for vichan!

Edited at 2008-05-27 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Faolchu Scathaparker_wolf on May 27th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
At this point, with all of the voter fraud, an LJA member running and winning via sock puppets, threats of violence ....

Wtf is the point?

This obviously wasnt a real election to begin with.

But you know, at least I voted for a good, honest, ethical, integrity-filled candidate who doesnt need sock puppets, threats of violence, or LJA to assist him ... jameth.
Just Me!xhappyx on May 27th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Amen to that!
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iltpmss on May 27th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Death threats??? LJ - please either confirm or diffuse this now.
OK, rumors abound that LJ (Marta) has sent out emails to a few candidates about death threats. This is serious. When will LJ acknowledge/debunk this?
I was raised the old-fashioned waysasha_davidovna on May 27th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Death threats??? LJ - please either confirm or diffuse this now.
Seconding.