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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
 
 
 
It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 26th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
To give a serious answer to your question (I can't point you to any specific post, except maybe one in bookshop's journal (and please keep discussion in here and don't spam/troll her journal with """questions""") or in fandom_votes: the reason a lot of fans are okay with it is because legomymalfoy is a part of fandom. She is well known to many people, she's a moderator at Fiction Alley, she's involved, and people feel like they understand her motives and decisions and judgment and allegiances. And also, I think a lot of people are able to separate the actions of the CEO and those in charge and "the soldiers on the frontlines", so to speak. Though a lot of people have a popular conception that all fans were combatitive during Strikethrough like, for example, the members of innocence_jihad, the majority of fans were more interested in compromising and trying to get LJ to work with them, to get the deleted communities reinstated -- and this was largely successful, thanks in part to intermediary people such as legomymalfoy and some other fans who also worked for LJ. The end result wasn't completely satisfying, but fans managed to get their immediate demands addressed.

The other reason is simply that a lot of fans want to have a fandom candidate win and are going to back the one that's winning. Simple as that.
This Is Not My Life's Workjourneyto on May 27th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
"Fandom votes"?

There is a community created to decide the votes on this hilarious wankery of an election?

I am truly. utterly. speechless.
It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 27th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Er, no. It's a means by which fans can discuss the fandom-related candidates and mobilize. What's so threatening about that?
This Is Not My Life's Workjourneyto on May 27th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
"threatening"? who said that?

In one word, you just exemplified the sleaziness of your ilk, specifically how you put words in other's mouths and gossip, all the while attempting to portray yourselves as these right-standing people who are against poor communication and bad behavior. And the worst part of it is that you'll just have some excuse for it or dismiss it or play the "Look over there!" game. Ugh you are all so creepy, it's weird.
This Is Not My Life's Workjourneyto on May 27th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
"Threatening"? Who said that?

As a matter of fact, you just exemplified the sleaziness of your ilk with that one sentence - how you put words in other's mouths and then spread it as truth, all the while attempting to portray yourselves as these right-standing people who are against poor communication and bad behavior. And the worst part of it is that you'll just have some excuse for it or dismiss it or play the "Look over there!" game. Ugh you are all so creepy, it's weird and really unsettling to watch. I don't think you even see it or if you do? None of you have the integrity to admit to it.
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Kate Green Zombie Shooterkarcy on May 27th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
dur?
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Kate Green Zombie Shooterkarcy on May 27th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
How would I know? What makes you think that I'm some sort of fandom rep? ;p
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Kate Green Zombie Shooterkarcy on May 27th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
It's a sweet icon, yah? A friend of mine bought some fan-made badges at a con, this was one of them.

Anyway it's been pretty fun, but I really shouldn't be hanging out here. Really distracting. You guys shouldn't keep harping on the seizure icons thing either, it makes James look worse since he already pulled them down.

I threw a vote for one of the losers. The rest of the choices, I nulled.

Have fun y'all.
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It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 27th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I was going to say that if you went to legomymalfoy's journal, you'd see that she had posted that she's been away on a trip for the weekend and unable to answer comments, but she's taken that post down, maybe because she's back.