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16 June 2009 @ 12:12 pm
my self-nomination to the 2009 advisory board election  
I am nominating myself as a candidate for the Advisory Board elections.

"I'd make a good representative because. . ." I'm interested in the job, first of all. There are a lot of people, no doubt, who are interested in holding the position or see it as a potential entitlement. Hopefully who we elect is somebody who wants the work, who will hold full responsibility and accountability for their influence on the board, and who will have no regrets for their advisements. This would have to be somebody who is absolutely sure that they are going to have a positive influence on LiveJournal and 'will do no harm'. That's fine; I would even say that it's easy. I'd like to offer out front that I'll be self-guided by simple Taoist principles: I will simply apply a balanced perspective and foresight; where I see LiveJournal going, I'll advise to get there. Everything LiveJournal needs is made foremost obvious by the users, and following that, by the staff and administration of its company. I'm willing to study LiveJournal for what it is, to find anything interesting, anything of note, and then to apply thought to solving any problems that might arise, from simply problems like "how to make more money", to more complex issues such as "how to intermediate between the users". Where the business stands, I'm only interested in seeing clearly what the business needs, and as for the user's desires, I'm only interested in seeing how they're served in a way that's most healthy for the immortalisation of the service.

LiveJournal is quite simply the most aptly-staffed, gratious, and best-served social networking and blogging site anywhere in the world's wide web; yet a minority of bloggers and networkers are aware of this. I'd like to see LiveJournal become not only notorious, but singular on the web as THE place to go for broadcasting and receiving ideas. I want to make sure that this happens, to the best of my abilities, and the only way to do that is to become as directly involved as possible in the body of governing its paths, all because I enjoy it THAT much and would be proud to see it come to fullest fruition. The community needs to know foremost that the decisions they are making -- to post or not to post -- are going to have some relevance in the foreseeable future; they need to know LiveJournal is going to be there for them. I can only offer --: as founding maintainer of the earlyadopters community (where those of us who have been here from the Time Before go to be found); as mistaken ex-maintainer of taoism (where I had to find myself, too, undesirable at the last); as successful maintainer of a few other successful communities and a slew of unsuccessful ones; and as a shameless human willing to set aside personal biases for the sake of a group potential and as a growing experience; -- that I will be ready to catalyse the best solution for the continuously astounding LiveJournal experience.

-- Gabriel Arthur Petrie ("eyenot" since 1992)
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kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on June 16th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
SMQsmq on June 16th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
This om-nom-nomination: it can has my support!

silly_narziss on June 16th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
i support eyenot's nomination.
BTRIPPbtripp on June 16th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Support ...
As I am not running this time, and feel that it would be a VERY GOOD IDEA to have at least one "Early Adopter" on the Advisory Board, I support eyenot's candidacy for election to that august body.

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snapewidow on June 17th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
jamethjameth on June 17th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
leana106leana106 on June 17th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
oboro88oboro88 on June 17th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination
A rag and a bone and a hank of haircaligari on June 18th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Soul Boner Guardianthies on June 18th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
support, if only because the 300 rule seems retarded and I'd rather see more contenders in the running later
DCradiantsoul on June 18th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
pauamma on June 18th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Mryeska_rina on June 18th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
twirlgrrltwirlgrrl on June 18th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
Nina Forsythninaf on June 18th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
booooooooooonullcherri on June 18th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Señorita Major English, Esquire: WE KNOW DRAMAmajorenglishesq on June 18th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
MagicPointeShoes: mememagicpointeshoe on June 18th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination
Wendy J.M. (Barrie)demure on June 18th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
candent on June 18th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
shadowplays are figments of their own imaginationsciaan on June 18th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
set underwear to nosterek on June 18th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Jedi Iwakurajedi_iwakura on June 18th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Mikyamikya on June 18th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Koukou on June 18th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Aimee: Chloe faceaimee on June 18th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.