My name is Q and I'd like to nominate myself for the Livejournal Advisory Board.
I'm 25 and live in Switzerland - please excuse any English mistakes, this is not my native language!
I've been on LJ since 2002 and it's one of the very few sites that I stayed registered with for such a long time. (And I've had access to the internet for 15 year by now.) Naturally this means the site and my journal means a lot to me but since brad left, something things changed for the worse, some people left and services were changed in a way that a lot of users are not happy anymore. I'm certainly not happy with some of the things either so I'd like to step up and help change things or at least make sure that future changes are in the interstes of us users and not the bank accounts of a few unknown individuals! (Or as recent events have shown, that we're not lied to because somebody thinks we couldn't understand the truth. I don't know how I could influence that though.)
A little bit about me:
LJ can adapt to your life just the way your life changes ever so often. Over the past few years I've been using LJ in many ways and always found a way to reflect me and my life trough it all. This being said I'm part of many fandoms and have created some successful communities in that regard when I have fallen for something new.
But fandom is not all I care about, I'm just as interested in what's going on with LJ itself. So I also help out with some LJ oriented communities and have created a community for LJ's scrapBook since LJ closed the 'official' community.
As you can guess, I'm using my scrapBook and I love it! I love photography and getting free storage space with my perm account = brilliant! But fandom and photography is not all that my life is made of but I always find a way to incorporate new things into my journal or into the way I use LJ and I think it's just that which makes LJ such a great place!
Why I think I would make a good member:
Running a community with a lot of members is hard work. I've been doing that for about 3 years now and the most important part of making this right is always having an open discussion first with your co-mods to see what they think and once you have reached a decision you see how the community feels about it.
Now my community with 5000 members is of course just a small dot in the world of LJ but it gives a good taste on what things might be like. I also understand that sometimes it might be impractical to run every decision by the community but I guess that's what the Advisory Boars is for now, right? (HA! LJ totally stole that idea from me when I suggested we get 'advising moderators' for one of my comms! :-p)
With all this being said, I will always fight for what I think is the right thing to do for the users, not for the money makers. And being a fandom-person, you can also be sure that you have my understanding as well!
P.S. Now comes the grueling decision of which icon to use!
Being past 100 votes now, I wanted to thank everyone who commented! (There are some muffins over at my journal for all of you :-p)