Election Campaign General Discussion Thread

Archmage Lightning Lord Rule

Lightning Fast
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Perhaps we should have a general discussion/debate thread where candidates can go back and forth and keep the campaign threads clear of anything resembling campaigning by other candidates. I remember having a general discussion thread for previous elections.
This is a good idea from Denamian so here's a thread where the candidates and any other users can post without fear of campaigning in others' threads in violation of the election rules.

If you have something you want to say about the election or a candidate that doesn't really fit in that candidate's thread, post it here!
 

Tuco

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I've received hundreds of PMs asking why I am not running for elected office. In order to stave off any more confusion:
LightningLordRule said:
11. Due to our status as a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) corporation, the administration and moderation staff must refrain from posting content in threads that are overtly political in nature. Posts in those threads made by staff will be of an official nature only.
I regret to inform my loyal constitutents that due to this new rule I will unfortunately not be running for office this cycle. I am in talks with change us from a non-profit organization to a For Profit organization in partnership with IGN to allow me to shitpost in the politics thread and also be head amod. @suineg is not on board with this adjustment yet, but the outlook is good.

I understand for some of you, @hodj @Daezuel this represents a great disappointment, but my contributions of steak and reposts to the political thread are too great a value to lose.
 

pharmakos

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i'm afraid to endorse anyone publicly, since so many people here are opposed to anything i say just because i said it, but -- if Denamian doesn't win a mod spot, then it proves this board is full of fools. he's been obviously the best candidate for many seasons running now, and he definitely deserves a chance.

vote for Denamian.
 

ZyyzYzzy

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I've received hundreds of PMs asking why I am not running for elected office. In order to stave off any more confusion:


I regret to inform my loyal constitutents that due to this new rule I will unfortunately not be running for office this cycle. I am in talks with change us from a non-profit organization to a For Profit organization in partnership with IGN to allow me to shitpost in the politics thread and also be head amod. @suineg is not on board with this adjustment yet, but the outlook is good.

I understand for some of you, @hodj @Daezuel this represents a great disappointment, but my contributions of steak and reposts to the political thread are too great a value to lose.
No one sent you any PM's you fence sitting queer.
 

Tuco

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Also, having reviewed the entries for this year's election, I can confidently say that we will have a great round of amods for the second half of this year and this community will be well served by the democratic system I single-handidly established.
 

loudgas

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what is the incentive to be a moderator? Is it a paid gig or the opportunity to wield power over others?
 

Archmage Lightning Lord Rule

Lightning Fast
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what is the incentive to be a moderator? Is it a paid gig or the opportunity to wield power over others?
You get the opportunity to help out with the day to day operation of the site. Sometimes this can be a lot of work, so helping out frees up the admins to work on the site and do promotions and charitable works.

You get the prestige of the Amod tag.

If you successfully complete your term, you get Super Donor status and some other special flair when that goes live.

Whether any of that is worth it is of course up to the individual. But remember, nothing ever changes for the better if people who care do nothing.
 
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Denamian

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i'm afraid to endorse anyone publicly, since so many people here are opposed to anything i say just because i said it, but -- if Denamian doesn't win a mod spot, then it proves this board is full of fools. he's been obviously the best candidate for many seasons running now, and he definitely deserves a chance.

vote for Denamian.
Ease up there man. You're going to ruin my schtick of running for amod on a reasonableness platform while knowing I'm not going to win. It's all about appearing to give a shit so I can get a couple internet points and not have to actually do much of anything.

I don't know what the fuck I'd do if I had to actually follow through on this shit.
 

Hekotat

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Who is the number one cocaine fueled contender? They've got my vote whomever they are.
 

ZyyzYzzy

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A vote for ZyyzYzzy ZyyzYzzy is a vote for freedom. A vote for anyone else is a vote for a child-raping, fence jumping, illegal animal.
 

Archmage Lightning Lord Rule

Lightning Fast
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AYO HOL UP
IS U SAYIN
*smacks lips*
IS U BE SAYIN
*swigs colt 45*
WHAT U BE SAYIN IS
WE BE GETTING PERKS AN' SHIT?

I might have to reconsider if I get some gay flair back.
Araysar Araysar will be the first person to receive this flair when it goes live, but his is being customized and worked on and polished even now.