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05 May 2008 @ 09:47 pm
I nominated myself for the LJ Advisory Board.

Who else is running?
Or if you're not running, will you vote? How will you decide whom to vote for?

I am still skeptical if the Advisory Board will ever be of any use though. The first time LJ asked them about their input, they were ignored :-/
listen missy: FETISHposhsmokesinverguenza on May 5th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
i'll be voting for (hopefully) someone who is

1) a perm account holder
2) somewhat involved in fandom

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listen missy: FETISHBWlonelyroadsinverguenza on May 5th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
of which i am a part, so i will be voting for someone who represents my interests.

this is how it works, yes?
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V: Rainbowgalyndean on May 5th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
1) There's two positions.
2) You vote your way. I'll vote mine.
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V: Strikethrough 07 - I Survivedgalyndean on May 5th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
I do hope it's good for LJ.
qfemaleqfemale on May 6th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
*hands you 'vote for qfemale' pamphlet*

WeHo M.afrocurl on May 5th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
I had a friend tell me I should run, but I'm not sure.

I haven't figured out what I want to look for in a candidate however.
listen missy: TVveronicaBFFsinverguenza on May 5th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
i would absolutely support you. i think you should do it!
WeHo M.: ET - Doesn't Knowafrocurl on May 5th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Now I have to ask why...I don't think I've been particularly active around most of LJ.
listen missy: MOVIEvanityfairdancesinverguenza on May 5th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
ive seen you on some friends flists...people i particularly respect.
qfemaleqfemale on May 6th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
Well I don't think you can lose anything by running, so go for it? :-)
righteousright on May 5th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'll be voting for the person who irritates me least.
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The Water Seekerplymouth on May 5th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
The people who will win will be the "cult of personality" types who attract huge followings on LJ. Those people tend to annoy me. So I'm thinking I will abstain.
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kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 5th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
I support you, you seem like one of the good candidates.
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kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 5th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
And to those of us who aren't furry underage slash fanfic writers, thats a good thing. There are probably more of us then you think.
The Water Seekerplymouth on May 6th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Just don't complain about the results afterwards

And what did I do ever that indicated to you that I might?
La araña discotecatbone on May 6th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
mrflagg, perhaps? I imagine he will get a lot of votes based on name recognition alone.
The Water Seekerplymouth on May 6th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
neverheardofim. *shrug*
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 5th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'll be voting for:

1. Someone who is not a member of snarking communities.
2. Someone who seems to have other interests besides fandom. I don't mind if they are into fandom, but I want to see that's not their only concern.
3. Someone who has been on LJ for a long time, preferably as long as I have.
4. Someone who is concerned about recent changes in LJ, but can address those changes in a mature non-winey way.
5. Someone who has the time to take the job seriously.
6. Someone who has some related experience.

Thus far membership in certain communities has been the main reason I haven't posted my support for all candidates.
子rin - An faigh: LJ crazy7rin on May 5th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
1. Why? As in, why does being a member of snark community make someone unworthy of (your) nomination?
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 5th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I dislike those communities, and people who enjoy other people's pain and embarrassment. Many of the people featured on these communities made honest mistakes and didn't deserve what they got. I'm thinking of one community in particular, stupid_free. Others aren't as bad, but membership in that community is an automatic disqualification for my support of their nomination or my vote.

I don't have any ideas that this will stop people who enjoy these communities from running. Plenty of people will support them I'm sure. Just not me. I think these communities are one of the most distasteful things on LJ, next to communities that promote actual physical harm.

We all have to decide on some things to narrow down the number of people we support, it would be silly to support everyone.

Edited at 2008-05-05 11:49 pm (UTC)
lay your heart out, we're not coming back: ♥ | Un deux trois du miroir noirwinks on May 6th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
You have an awfully specific list. Mine is if they have an encyclopedia dramatica article, do not vote.
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 6th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
They aren't all equally important. I'd say 1 and 4 are probably the most important to me.

That is an odd criteria you have, since many people on encyclopedia dramatica are innocent victims of people out to get their lulz at any cost. The people that run that site and write the content are the ones you want to avoid.
lay your heart out, we're not coming backwinks on May 6th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
I wasn't being serious xD
Daddy Clangerimc on May 6th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Well here's my nomination. :-D

I supported qfemale too. (And 7rin.)
Carolbeunydd on May 6th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
I supported you...good luck!
qfemaleqfemale on May 6th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Em: Bones // Dead Skullemploding on May 6th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
I supported you because I wasn't planning on voting, but I figured I may as well, and then I should probably do it for someone who I know is of good character, and as a friend of Ange's ... I know you must be of good character ;)
qfemaleqfemale on May 6th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Thank you :-p
Spring Nights Forevertallblue on May 6th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I supported your bid, I think you would be awesome!
qfemaleqfemale on May 6th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
Über Geekwyntermoonwolf on May 6th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
I personally thing the LJ Advisory Board is a joke, created in an attempt to appease the uppity folks.
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 6th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Since they aren't listening to the existing board, I doubt they will pay much attention to whoever is elected. I'll participate in the nomination and voting process, in case it helps. I'd never run for the board though.
Mehitabel Moody Mossmehitabelmmoss on May 6th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
I agree. But we should still try to get the best people advising as possible - ones who supported the content strike but were also realistic about its' chances. I would want the most persuasive people to have a chance convincing our Russian overlords of anything- so they'd have to be polite and respectful as well as understand the issues behind things.