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19 June 2009 @ 04:25 am
Nominating myself for LJ user representative to the Advisory Board  
I would like to nominate myself, theentwife, for the position of LiveJournal user representative for the Advisory Board.

I have been a blogger since 2001 and have been on LJ since 2003 and am an active user of the site and holder of several permanent accounts here. As a member of fandom and also several "alternative" communities, as a representative I would do my best to make sure those voices are heard by the company when they formulate policies. I have also served communities before, as one of the people who ran New Moon New York for almost a decade and currently as a member of the Board of Directors of the Church of the Sacred Earth.

One of the things that make LiveJournal what it is is that it is foremost a site for writers, whether what they write about is their lives, their hobbies, various memes passed around by friends or fanfiction. Social networking, the buzzword of the day in business circles, is a term that can be applied to LiveJournal, but the important thing to remember is that the community here is based on the written word -- something that makes it unique among similar sites. Policies that may work well on Facebook or MySpace will fail here, often spectacularly, because the site owners may not realize that their userbase is different -- and my job as user representative will be to ensure that they DO in fact realize this, regardless of whether they then continue to launch a failboat or not. But at least they'd know they were being idiots, because I'd tell them that, and why the proposed policy was a bad fit for the LJ userbase.

I would like to be your voice -- please leave a comment in support of me here so I can have a chance to represent you.
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jamethjameth on June 19th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Vvalkyrivvalkyri on June 19th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
support :)
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on June 19th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Ju Ju Bee: Jacobjulieannie on June 19th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
The Groovin' Mahoovingroovinmahoovin on June 19th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
red_day_dawning: the tyrant who fell in love - Takanaga Hred_day_dawning on June 19th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Koukou on June 19th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
"LiveJournal is foremost a site for writers" YES
+1 chemistry/natural science
+1 foodie
+1 correct usage of word "failboat"

i support this nomination
*koulagirl: black catkoulagirl666 on June 19th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Eyenoteyenot on June 19th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
I support.

Something I've done is to save the emails from the commentaries of support this season, so I have a base constituency to gear up next year. If I wasn't so bummed about how strange last season was, I would have done that last season. Here's to next season!
Marcy: 80s Kooshsonadora9 on June 19th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
theentwife has my support.
akuma_riverakuma_river on June 19th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination!
pauamma on June 19th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination
phpishy on June 20th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I support
mlady_rebeccamlady_rebecca on June 20th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Cesycesy on June 20th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.