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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
 
 
 
Unstinted love and death.: Susumu: Beneath Mereddwarfer on May 24th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm voting for legomymalfoy and hope she wins. She actually has worked with LJ in the past. She's fair and not likely to post a stupid macro in reply if I disagree with her.


Good luck, Jen.

I know some people see this as a joke, but do you really want to elect some ass whose platform consists of "vote for me, I have boobie icons"?

I'm not even sure what the platform is for her top contender.

If you don't want to waste your vote on some glorified troll, vote for legomymalfoy







Edited at 2008-05-24 02:51 am (UTC)
i might like you better if we slept together.shutter on May 24th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
why does everyone think cambler is female?
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Cotton Candy Explosion!girlvinyl on May 24th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
I am having fun because I have not voted yet. I am going to wait until the very, very end and try to be a deciding vote.

Who's with me?!
i might like you better if we slept together.shutter on May 24th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
now i wish i could take mine back.
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Made from 100% Awesome, not from concentratemissdotti on May 24th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Honestly? This sockpuppet crap is stupid.

I am sure each and every candidate has at least one vote from a sockpuppet, with or without his or her knowledge.

Instead of screaming "OMG! You have sockpuppet votes, therefore you're a bad person and CHEATING!" why not wait for staff to step in and determine what votes are from sockpuppets?

If possible, weed them all out, and if they can be traced back to their main account, then that person's vote should be stricken as well.

Simple as that. No need to whine and point fingers.
cwoolard on May 24th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
So, uh, yeah, four days into a ten day election, about 10,000 people have voted so far, out of a user base of, whut, 15 million?

And everybody not only has a couple hundred sockpuppets each, they're using all of them to vote?

Do the math, pls.
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ihateswineihateswine on May 24th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
a vote for jameth is a vote for lulz
Faolchu Scathaparker_wolf on May 24th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Again, I call shenanigans -- legomalfoy should be disqualified
Steve Holtoceansof on May 24th, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: Again, I call shenanigans -- legomalfoy should be disqualified
I don't mean to be a terrorist, but don't mess with Harry Potter fandom. They will cut you. Fanatics are fanatics even if they're fanatic about children's literature characters with magic powers having sex with each other.



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mrfappityfap on May 24th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Holy crap, I refreshed from only a few hours ago. Guess S.S. Fangirl Sockpuppet finally docked.
Tifa: bloodykiritifarette on May 24th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
A POLL? Seriously?

These things fail at being a legitimate way of learning anything.

What's to stop people from from using all the accounts they can to throw the vote?

Also, how do you expect people to vote honestly if you show the results while voting is still in progress?
Unstinted love and death.: Kirihara/Maruireddwarfer on May 25th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Well, they have ways to ensure that sockpuppet votes are both disqualified and not counted.

I don't think they have a poll option that allows people to not show the results.
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sheerevil on May 24th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
As someone who has no connections to any of the candidates or their supporters, I voted for jameth. The only one I could actually relate to.
silverhielm: sir john e bissilverhielm on May 24th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
I don't think legomymalfoy is getting ahead because of sockpuppets. I just think fandom is really powerful - and made up of some of the brightest people I've ever known - and am actually very happy about it.

Also, jameth macros are so- dull?
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Kristina: due Southplaythefool on May 24th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
I think it's unfair that everyone is allowed to paint jameth as some sort of evil human being in their comments/posts, spread lies and rumors about him, and then ban him when he tries to defend himself or clear up misconceptions with the excuse of "oh he's just a troll!".

I lol at the fact that all this goes on without a peep from anyone, but when he mentions that sockpuppets might have come into play in order to boost votes, he's running an OMG CALCULATED SMEAR CAMPAIGN and y'all put up your shackles. How nasty and hypocritical.

Not to mention that sockpuppets are a valid concern - don't act innocent, fandom denizens. I know some of you have dozens upon dozens of RP accounts. C'mon, silly bears. You can tell Auntie.
It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 24th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Jameth is perfectly capable of creating his own bad PR. He doesn't need our help.
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ginnipher on May 24th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
Good luck legomymalfoy! ♥
qfemale: TV - X-Files - Mulder & Scully lightsqfemale on May 24th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Fandom
Hey
I support fandom as well, you can vote for me too :-)
Kristinaplaythefool on May 24th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom
I actually really like you and the comments you've been contributing. You're one of the only candidates whose voters are not frothing at the mouth and spreading rumors about other people, and neither are you! (:
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Re: Fandom - qfemale on May 25th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
woman_of_: Dove Cloudwoman_of_ on May 24th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Over-reaction Much!
Could you calm down, this is an election for ONE postition on an Advisory Board, a board the real powers can, and have, ignored in the past!

You are not going to become CEO of LJ, or for that matter head of any country, get a grip!
Kristina: Psychplaythefool on May 24th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Over-reaction Much!
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loopygrrl8loopygrrl8 on May 24th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I can't understand how people don't realise that with as many friends as jameth has that if they really looked into it, they would see that there have to be fandom people in that group. Makes me kind of sad about this supposed research into the candidates people are doing and how much power they really think an advisory position carries.
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james anonymous meeting intro - squnq on May 24th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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