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01 June 2008 @ 06:12 pm
The LJ Advisory Board Elections: Yay or Nay?  
So what did everyone here think of these LJ Advisory Board Elections that just happened?
(I suppose I should have asked while this was going on!)

Totally cool, totally un-cool, or just "Meh?"

LJ Election community: lj_election_en

Also there have been Policy Changes, so the Terms of Service were changed around. LJ policy details: lj_policy
Again, yay, nay, or "Meh?"
It looks like they went back on some of the things that were put into place after the great Strikethrough massacre of 2007.

I feel better about the policy changes than I do about the election.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
 
 
 
henryhenare on June 2nd, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
are you surprised?
the election was a sham.

and those policy changes were pretty sneaky ...
righteousright on June 2nd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I thought the election was full of wank, but I think the results are legitimate and I am happy with the person who was elected. The policy changes? <3333333. So much <333.
The Rosa Parks of the Short Bus: Faildementia on June 2nd, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
See icon.

That is all.
FunBux™ Commissioner: ljabgerg on June 2nd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I feel better about the policy changes than I do about the election.


I agree with that.
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melissaherwonderfulday on June 2nd, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
+1
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Carolbeunydd on June 2nd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off and did not follow the elections or the policy change. Can anyone summarize the changes in a nutshell? Pretty please?
John :: Affirming Consequents, Denying Antecedentsidonotlikepeas on June 2nd, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Policy changes:

1) Breastfeeding icons are allowed.
2) "Bandwidth theft" is no longer LJ's problem.
3) "Hate Speech" includes people saying "kill all queers". It does not include people who are joking (although of course saying "ha ha I'm joking" at the end of a racist screed doesn't magically sanctify the whole thing).
4) Images of Harry and Snape getting into each others' business are no longer against the ToS.

Election:

1) legomymalfoy is the English-speaking user representative to the LJ advisory board because more people who use LJ voted for her than voted for anyone else.
2. Many of the other candidates and their supporters are having trouble wrapping their heads around that fact.
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Lackadaisical Sophistpinkfu on June 2nd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Retarded.
YES WE CAN HAS!: Cheese AND WHINE!aaangyl on June 2nd, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
My favorite part has been watching the butthurt trolls be all emo in the aftermath. My least favorite part was the hypocrisies displayed by the supporters of both forerunners.

But, outside of the schadenfreude, too much wank and I've never felt so UNidentified with the vocal majority on this site before, even with all the other little dramas in the past 6 years.

Policy changes actually surprised me with their sanity. I'm glad I'm a permmember so I can wander away from this site in general disgust for awhile and not have to give up all my features.

I've made a lot of other comments about the election in actual election threads, so I'm just summing up here.
Chelsea: Super Smash Bros. -- Link failsmaerthmarth on June 2nd, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
I feel better about the policy changes than I do about the election.

Agreed.
MsCongenialitymscongeniality on June 2nd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
IAWTC.
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on June 2nd, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Meh to both.
Liliaethliliaeth on June 2nd, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
I'm just glad that jameth didn't win. Considering how obnoxious he behaved during the elections and how childish he behaved after it was done, I'm just glad as hell, that he won't be representing us on the advisory board.
Kudz: choke a bitchkudzita on June 2nd, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
ITA.
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Lindsay: thwbtdragonzuela on June 2nd, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
When I cast my vote, I didn't know any backstory on any candidate, and voted solely on the statements that were linked from the election page. Everyone for whom I voted did horribly, but that by itself is just fine. What disappointed me is that jameth came so close to winning without appearing to have a serious platform. I get the impression that he is highly popular from Encyclopedia Dramatica and other sites, and got lots of votes from this. (Or maybe it was some sort of massive sock puppet thing?) Anyway, what this says about the LJ userbase is disappointing to me. Everyone whines about every change, but then votes for someone who's in it for the lawls, or what have you. Also, there was another candidate who did well whose campaign page featured a scantily clad woman... no.

I'm not trying to get all argumentative here... just someone please clue me in if I'm missing something.
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Drowsy Fantasydrowsyfantasy on June 2nd, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I feel better about the policy changes than I do about the election.

Thirded. I'm always cautious when treading near official LJ business because it's rather murky.
Spring Nights Forevertallblue on June 2nd, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
I am happy about the policy changes. It is nice to see the users being treated with respect, like you know customers.

The election seemed fine, but the internet fights were silly and embarrassing.
Tree of Geeksscaree on June 2nd, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
I'm not sure why I bothered to vote, actually. I agree with you, the election itself was ok, it was just all the accompanying twaddle that irritated.

I thought maybe that was just because I'm English and we usually ignore the ranigazoo and just vote for the person whose paperwork is neatest (or something like that).
wrayb on June 2nd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
resounding Nay from me
on the advisory election.