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Wnope
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11/28/2011 5:28:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Let's clear things up, since I'm not totally up to date on this.

There are members, and then there is the guy we elect as President.

Other than representing DDOers to Juggle, what specifically is the president able to do that a normal DDO member cannot?

From what I have heard, the President does NOT get automatic banning power, and that specifically applies to Inno. At most, it seems like being the head of union with no leverage whatsoever.
Double_R
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11/28/2011 5:34:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I was wondering about this too. According to Innomen, he is the only DDO member who has ever had banning privileges, and will retain them even if he is not elected President. This means he will still be by far the most powerful member regardless of who wins. So why bother?
tvellalott
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11/28/2011 5:40:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The DDO President has no power. It is merely a popularity contest.

However, innomen went above and beyond as President and established a good relationship with Juggle as a mediator for the community and as a result was granted some administration powers, such as being able to remove posts and ban users.

There is no reason why another member could not do the same if they wanted to put in the effort he has.
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Ore_Ele
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11/28/2011 5:46:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This was stated May 2nd, 2011, prior to the last Election cycle by JuliaD (our Juggle overlord representative, lol).

"From our [Juggle's] perspective, the results of those elections provide several members with the distinction of being elected as a representative or voice for the members' concerns, requests, issues, etc. We do value the feedback of the elected parties and hope that they are capable of gathering the consensus of members and relaying that to us for consideration. Kee in mind we may not implement every suggestion, but we will always consider its implementation.

We value feedback from every member and so the benefit of having elected members is that they can consolidate information, work with all of the members to gather consensus and relay that information to us. If the DDO president has no interest in doing that and simply pushes personal agendas, the perceived value of that position is decreased in our eyes and will become of equal importance as any other single member's feedback.

The final important point I will make is that while we do value the feeback, the elected president will not likely be granted any additional moderation or administrative access on the site. The position is solely based on acting as a representative of the members. As you frame the elections, feel free to clarify that the position is that of being a representative of many - a single point of contact to help gather the consensus of issues important to the members."
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Double_R
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11/28/2011 5:52:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/28/2011 5:46:39 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
This was stated May 2nd, 2011, prior to the last Election cycle by JuliaD (our Juggle overlord representative, lol).

"From our [Juggle's] perspective, the results of those elections provide several members with the distinction of being elected as a representative or voice for the members' concerns, requests, issues, etc. We do value the feedback of the elected parties and hope that they are capable of gathering the consensus of members and relaying that to us for consideration. Kee in mind we may not implement every suggestion, but we will always consider its implementation.

We value feedback from every member and so the benefit of having elected members is that they can consolidate information, work with all of the members to gather consensus and relay that information to us. If the DDO president has no interest in doing that and simply pushes personal agendas, the perceived value of that position is decreased in our eyes and will become of equal importance as any other single member's feedback.

The final important point I will make is that while we do value the feeback, the elected president will not likely be granted any additional moderation or administrative access on the site. The position is solely based on acting as a representative of the members. As you frame the elections, feel free to clarify that the position is that of being a representative of many - a single point of contact to help gather the consensus of issues important to the members."

Thanks, that helps quite a bit.
Ore_Ele
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11/28/2011 5:56:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I believe that it is clearly stated here, "If the DDO president has no interest in doing that and simply pushes personal agendas, the perceived value of that position is decreased in our eyes and will become of equal importance as any other single member's feedback."

This implies that Juggle does view the feedback from the DDO president as more valuable than the feedback from any single individual. But of course, that is only so long as the president maintains the quality of the position's feedback.
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