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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
 
 
 
A little left of centertau on May 28th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Quote from one of legomymalfoy's ardent supporters:

"I also, in all honesty, know that Jen has a habit of burying her head in the sand when things get too intense - when she feels pressured, her first impulse is to avoid the conflict instead of facing it."

Are you kidding me?? THIS is the kind of person you want to stick up for the user base when our interests conflict with that of LiveJournal, Inc.?

I'll repost what I said in an earlier comment.

I would far rather a prat/instigator/troll be on the advisory board - someone who is KNOWN for rocking the boat and challenging the establishment.

This is far and above better than someone who is already in bed with the establishment.

I cannot respect any individual who would enforce a decision that was in direct opposition of their convictions.

THATS the type of person you want representing you?? Someone who would delete your account with the apology of "It wasn't up to me, they told me to do it."

We need someone who is irreverent by their very nature, that will stand up to LJ Inc. at all costs.

We are the consumers - and our interests are not the same as LJ Inc. We want a representative to be the voice of our concerns, untainted by any allegiance to the corporation at large.

legomymalfoy has clearly shown where her allegiance lies - and its not with the user base.

Edited at 2008-05-28 05:09 pm (UTC)
Kristina: Psychplaythefool on May 28th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
IAWTC X 10000

So well put :D
Just Me!xhappyx on May 28th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
Well said
Lauratavella on May 28th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh, let me see. Given the choice between someone is potentially useless, or someone who is actively malicious -- and I watched you bastards attack rydra_wong and drive her silent and possibly off LJ, so don't even TRY to pretend you aren't assholes -- I'll take useless.

Jameth is a vile little bastard and getting exactly what he deserves: Lossage.
silverhielmsilverhielm on May 28th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
interesting! What happened to this rydra? I'm curious!
Lauratavella on May 28th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
Rydra's an epileptic; inspired by the attack on the Epilepsy foundation forums, jameth and crew decided that it would be fun fun fun to make icons that flashed at the 3-55hertz frequency that can trigger epileptics and use them all over LJ. Rydra posted warning her friendslist about this, and jameth sent his flying monkeys into her LJ to abuse her for it. Because Rydra's way too nice for her own good, she tried to engage them politely, and then they decide it would be fun to fill her posts with said flashing icons. _In the journal of an epileptic_. She finally got so upset she locked everything down and went silent.

Jameth's such a loser he even tried to lie and say he didn't know about the post, when he had *posted in it.*
I find it's better to be somebody elsecabsy on May 29th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Because apparently pressing the ESC key is too hard? Because apparently Adblock no longer works?
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A little left of centertau on May 28th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
I am not one of Jameth's "crew", for crying out loud. I am not one of his friends, don't read his LJ, or participate in his circles.

I have not weighed in until today, after reading the issues on both sides. FFS, I didn't even vote for him initially!

Voting for useless, just because you have a personal vendetta against an individual, seems wholly selfish.
Lauratavella on May 28th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, _you're_ a prize. Voting against someone who uses livejournal to assault and abuse other people is "selfish"?

As it happens, I voted for rm because I think they'd make a far better rep than legomymalfoy. But I think that jameth is a poisonous enough person that if the election was close, I'd switch my vote.
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laura_holt_pi: doorlaura_holt_pi on May 28th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Better her than Jameth. I know people who know her and I trust their opinion. Therefore, I trust her.

I don't see LJ as my enemy and I think someone who knows how LJ functions is going to be more use to us than some socially inept troll whose idea of fun is imagining raping other members and who posts porn instead of policies.
i might like you better if we slept together.shutter on May 28th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
where has lmm posted recently?
Sergeant FuzzyBoots: History Geekxx_kitty_kat_xx on May 28th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
In her own LJ, according to her profile - it says last updated on the 27th May.
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A little left of centertau on May 28th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
LJ Inc., as a corporation, will not have the same interests as its consumers - thats a given. When there is conflict, its important to have a voice that can strongly stand in opposition. If you want to pit that as an enemy stance, so be it - but be clear, LJ isn't your friend.

Already, two of legomymalfoy's friends and supporters - who have said that they know her well enough to say - point out that backing down in the face of conflict is a key part of her character. There is no usefulness in that.

It seems silly, to the extreme, to malign Jameth for being capable of imagining rape - when legomymalfoy has published rape fic herself.
sallysitwellsallysitwell on May 29th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Links plz!