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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%)
 
 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
 
 
 
no_nowimlost on May 27th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
I agree with faolchu_scatha, this is utterly ridiculous. There is clear cheating happening here, there is no way legomymalfoy's votes could have jumped by that much so quickly.
If the only issues the majority of Livejournal voters care about are pathetic fanfiction nonsense, this place deserves to go down the drain like it is. I hope Livejournal does the right thing and disqualifies all these blatant cheat votes. But, they probably won't and inane fanfic writer #17 will win and we'll all be able to write stories about little boys raping each other again. YAY DEMOCRACY.
n41tjdredd5150 on May 27th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
there is no way legomymalfoy's votes could have jumped by that much so quickly.

the sleeperfandom has awakened!

None of us realize exactly how large fandom is. If they were to up and leave, it'd be an irl A Day Without A Mexican. LJ's wheels would come screeching to a halt.
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Carolinekalara on May 27th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
So what do you think they'll do next year? Do you think they'll try another poll like this again?
avocado_loveavocado_love on May 27th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, but I hope that they will make the polling a little less confusing. Why don't they just have one list and ask for users to vote for the top three and then pick from that? But I guess as this is the first election there are bound to be bugs.
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Amandaamandavanessa on May 27th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'll put it out there pretty clearly.

What the hell is being done about the very blatant cheating by legomymalfoy? Is anything being done? How is it possible her votes went up another 1400 during my 1 hour drive home?


This has turned ridiculous beyond belief and I don't want this liar on the board.
DanielSpicedanielspice on May 27th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
I think its funny how all these people attack Jameth, but no one has been shadier in all of this than legomymalfoy.
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karieflybabe on May 27th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
LMAO!

That actually makes twisted sense!
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motherlycluckermotherlyclucker on May 27th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Fandom must be adequately represented!
Foul projectile discharge alert!: Anagramhardvice on May 27th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
...by a self-described Abuse Nazi, even!

Oh, Fandom--you don't need LJ to destroy you. You're doing a bang-up job doing it to yourselves.
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Sue: blarghbeadedbudgie on May 27th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Lol!
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Lauratavella on May 28th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Happy happy joy joy
The most entertaining thing about this election is watching jameth's cadre, after running around being asses and mocking everyone else, suddenly taking it as oh so SRS BIZNESS after they start losing. Complete with flouncing off because the SYSTEM IS SO CORRUPT and THEY ARE BEING HIDEOUSLY ABUSED.

I'm not particularly thrilled about the other option either, mind you; given how rude and incompetent LJ Abuse has been over the last year or two, I'm not willing to vote for a member of it. My (least) favorite was LJ Abuse booting people for having icons of paintings of the Madonna with child, even as rahaeli's _own default icon_ had a nipple showing. And their complete inability to give and adhere to a coherent policy at any point during strikethrough and all the rest doesn't speak well of their skills for acting as an advocate. I'd like to have someone who is actually on the _users'_ side.

And for the record, it's a stupid way to do an election -- if you want to do preference voting you need to have 21 options on the ballot, as with 21 users the smallest three votes will have no appreciable effect once redistributed. Either do a flat preference or a real Australian ballot, not this bastard combination that lures people into thinking they can vote preference instead of tactically.
toasteronfire: 30 Rocktoasteronfire on May 28th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: Happy happy joy joy
"The most entertaining thing about this election is watching jameth's cadre, after running around being asses and mocking everyone else, suddenly taking it as oh so SRS BIZNESS after they start losing. Complete with flouncing off because the SYSTEM IS SO CORRUPT and THEY ARE BEING HIDEOUSLY ABUSED."

Aw, did they run out of lulz? Poor things.
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ibr_remoteibr_remote on May 28th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Gotta vote for folk who can do the job - the job: dirty as it is, time-consuming as it is, people-sensitive as it is. I don't know any of these people, but I am casting my vote for the three persons I've shortlisted based solely on their election manifesto. No sense in voting in a popular candidate or a friend. And hey, I don't even get PAID for this. Heh.

Mengde: Kennygravija on May 28th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)


ManBearPig has what all the other candidates only wish they had. To see more about this phenomenon, go check out manbearpig2008.
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Ju Ju Beejulieannie on May 28th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Re: Jameth supports fanfic
That brad sure is an animal!
Re: Jameth supports fanfic - julieannie on May 28th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
IT IS OFFICIAL - definatalie on May 28th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: IT IS OFFICIAL - amandathegreat on May 28th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: IT IS OFFICIAL - definatalie on May 28th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: IT IS OFFICIAL - jedi_iwakura on May 28th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HS LJ - parker_wolf on May 28th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HS LJ - definatalie on May 28th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Ju Ju Bee: ringsjulieannie on May 28th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)


The meeting hadn't gone as well as the LiveJournal staff had hoped. Only a handful of people had actually showed up, which was better than none, but still, it wasn't as lively a party as it was hoping to be. If anything it seemed like a regular SXSW gathering or something.

jameth had pretty much talked up and taken his picture with everyone in attendance, and was on his fourth drink of the evening when he approached brad to ask him a question about the SUP. brad looked up from his own drink, and smiled, welcoming back the attention from jameth. It began with a few Yakov Smirnoff jokes that had the both of them giggling into their glasses, then some semi-coherent gibbering about jameth's recent blogging of the SF gay vote and results, and before too long brad accidentally let some of the alcohol do the next bit of talking.

He leaned in close, saying this just above a whisper: "In all the years I've known you, I've really wanted to suck your dick."

jameth sat back in his chair, the expression on his face somewhere between shock and confusion. It shifted closer to amusement as he caught his bearings. "Ever do it in a public bathroom?"

brad grinned slowly. "I hear it's all the rage in D.C."

Before jameth knew it he and brad were locked in a tiny stall in the cool bathroom of the office building. He sighed heavily as brad covered his chin and throat with wet sloppy kisses with soft, lingering sucks at the end of each one, and it wasn't much longer before they were drunkenly fumbling with one another's clothing; brad undoing jameth's zipper and jameth tangling his arms up and underneath brad's shirt, trying to get it off.

brad ungracefully went to his knees and took jameth, half-hard, into his hot mouth, moaning, eliciting like sounds from his impromptu lover. jameth came fast and hard, one hand gripped to the back of brad's head and another, vice-like, on the man's shoulder. brad seemed to suck with every pulse of his cock, and jameth felt so incredibly sated but still in need. In need of claiming brad's ass for his own.

jameth knew then, as he pounded in and out of that tight hole, that he would fulfill his destiny as overlord of LiveJournal.

And brad knew that it could not be stopped.
Ju Ju Bee: Eternal Sunshinejulieannie on May 28th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Thank you to jedi_iwakura for this.
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Megan: [TCR.TDS] We cannot mask our laughter!lacktruth on May 28th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
I voted for someone who will NEVER WIN (which is quite sad). Anyone else? :]
Made from 100% Awesome, not from concentratemissdotti on May 28th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
As long as you voted because you genuinely feel that person is right for LJ and not because you're being herded into the vote, it is NOT SAD!
chezmerelda: spider cookies!!!!!1 OH GAWDschonste on May 28th, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)
People can't blame the sockpuppets for all of this. There are lots of people in fandom posting the copypasta "jameth thinks harry potter people are nerds, vote for lmm, rm and vichan" thing in their journals, which causes friends, who don't know much abou tthe election or who don't really give a crap, to vote for who their friends suggest.

So it's not really cheaty, as far as I'm concerned, even though I'm unhappy about LMM. I'll live, somehow.
penguinsane on May 28th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
The only reason that legomymalfoy fag is winning is because of sockpuppets.
karieflybabe on May 28th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
ok, shut up that's old.
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silverhielm: jin sexysilverhielm on May 28th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
Well, 8000+ is not that big amount of votes. Actually it is but like 30% of what fandom could do.