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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 29th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
legomymalfoy has come out and made a post stating that she is the person who received the death threat, that after consideration she has decided to stay in the race, and she also speaks on the subject of her connection with LJ abuse and her dedication both to LJ as a user and as a member of fandom. She also talks about sockpuppet voting, condemns it, and requests that anyone who has voted for her using a sockpuppet immediately switch to any other candidate but her.

http://legomymalfoy.livejournal.com/586984.html

She is screening comments ... I think for obvious reasons.



Edited at 2008-05-29 03:42 am (UTC)
This House Believes in Skyscraperskenboy on May 29th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Because she doesn't like answering questions?
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It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 29th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Because she doesn't want to get weird messages from people she doesn't know.

For example, she hasn't even unscreened my comment, which isn't asking any questions and is totally positive ... probably because she doesn't know me from Adam and she just had her LIFE THREATENED.
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limitless: phoenixdreaming on May 29th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
Also, WTF? She's not even asking people to not vote with their sockpuppets. She's just asking them to not vote for her. Such integrity she hasn't got.

Ummm. You do know it's more harmful to her to have votes changed to against her rather than them simply being removed? (Which I guess is what the sockvoters are likely to do anyway.) The important part is that she says to null any sockpuppet votes for her.
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(no subject) - gmth on May 29th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - gmth on May 29th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - gmth on May 29th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - gmth on May 29th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
qfemaleqfemale on May 29th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
>>the fact that fandom, as a whole
No, no way! Not the whole fandom.
I know enough people from fandom who don't understand either how anyone can vote for her.

Seriously, if the whole fandom had gotten involved, there would be way more posts and this post would have already maxed out in comments.
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(no subject) - qfemale on May 29th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sallysitwell on May 30th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - qfemale on May 30th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kate Green Zombie Shooterkarcy on May 29th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
You know, the fact that you're still talking about the fandom shit when the girl just confirmed that she got the death threat is really, really, really sick.
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(no subject) - karcy on May 29th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 29th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Um, once a person has voted they can't take their vote back. That's why she's asking them to CHANGE their vote away from her because she doesn't want it.

Logic is not your strong suit?
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(no subject) - thickets on May 29th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sallysitwell on May 30th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
windypoint on May 29th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
I hope that law enforcement finds and nails the culprit. Maybe a stay in the cells and a conviction would be a reminder of ordinary standards of common decency.
Kate Green Zombie Shooter: ushiwaka pipekarcy on May 29th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for bringing this to light, c_sinesis. I'm really sorry that some people still see that other issues (sockpuppeting, smearing, or for that matter, yeah, fandom) as even close to the importance of the death threat.

It's a stupid Livejournal POLL for crying out loud. I hope all the best for legomymalfoy.
It's in the trees! It's coming!thickets on May 29th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

It's not that I think LMM is beyond reproach or is the perfect candidate, but some people are taking this shit way too seriously and there are WAY too many sour grapes.