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12/8/2013 7:57:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Hello! I am posting this forum thread to announce my candidacy for the DDO Presidency! I have asked Thett3, a long-time member, to be my runningmate and he has accepted.

I would like to lay out our platform, and to explain why I decided to run for this important office.

PLATFORM

1. A More Liberal Banning Policy

I support a more liberal banning policy that takes a harsher stance on things like on hate content and spamming. I am not, however, in favor of banning "idiots." Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to maliciously harass, insult, or defame other members of this site. Everyone is entitled to be able to air their views in an open, academic, and fairly critical environment where they don't have to worry about personal attacks, but where they do still have to defend their arguments logically. I would specifically increase the use of temp-bans as sterner warnings for members. Perm-bans should only be given after a warning has been given and ignored.

2. More Tournaments

I am a big supporter of tournaments. I have (or am currently) participated in the Gauntlet tournament, the LD tournament, the Liberals tournament, and the Revive DDO tournament. I believe these tournaments give debaters the chance to participate in the high-quality discussions that DDO was designed to foster. I would, as President, actively encourage, participate in, and host regularly scheduled tournaments to promote this kind of debate.

I would also create a "Tournament Mod Sign-Up Sheet" similar to the one used for mafia games to ensure that tournaments don't run on conflicting schedules and to make sure there are always opportunities for people to sign-up and to mod.

3. Eliminating the Opinions Section

I propose eliminating the Opinions Section and will lobby with Juggle to try to achieve this goal. I acknowledge that this is the primary vehicle for new members and nonmembers to ease in to life here on DDO, but I think it would remove clutter from the website and save time if this section were eliminated and nonmembers were simply allowed to vote on polls instead.

4. Reform the Polls Section

Many types of duplicate polls are created, generating unnecessary site clutter. I propose making it easier for members to report duplicate polls and to have them taken down. I also suggest that an easier way to search up old polls be made, so that you don't have to scroll through tons of polls in a category. Finally, I suggest that there be a mechanism through which you can let voters select multiple options on polls.

5. Forfeits

I propose that there should be automatic wins for debaters whose opponents forfeit multiple times. Also, debates where rounds have been forfeited should not appear on the front page. In debates where both sides forfeit several times, those debate should just be deleted. There should be an 86 hour option for "time to respond" on debates for those people who work long jobs or who have other commitments.

6. Team Debates

I believe we should lobby Juggle for an easier way to do these.

7. Debate of the Month

I believe there should be a "Debate of the Month" to not only encourage members ot engage in debates, but to highlight and reward good debates and debaters. I also think the number of people and debates entered into the Hall of Fame should be increased--DDO has many stellar debaters who deserve this type of recognition.

ABOUT ME AND THETT3

Firstly, I would like to thank Airmax for his excellent leadership--if elected, I hope I can continue that legacy!

I have been a member for over 3 months now, and I cannot express how enjoyable this site has been. Having participated in the polls section as the third most active member, having had thrilling debates, and having become addicted to mafia, I can say with certainty that DDO has become my home on the web, even more than Facebook--which is something I never thought could happen. I am eager to do whatever I can to improve this site, and I think there is a lot I could do as President.

I choose Thett3 as my VP pick because he displays quality of character and a skill in debate that is representative of the best attributes of this site: it allows good people to come together in friendly disagreement and to have thorough discussion of those differences. As a long-time member, he brings experience to this ticket and extensive knowledge of the ins-and-outs of DDO life. Together, I think we will make a great team in improving DDO.

Thank you all for hearing me out! I sincerely hope that you will vote for us, but I know that whatever decision you make will be made with the best interests of DDO at heart.

Live Long and Prosper,

-Bsh1 and Thett3
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12/8/2013 8:05:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

Better late than never my excited friend
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12/8/2013 8:06:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:05:36 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

Better late than never my excited friend

thett,... that's b(ull)sh1(t). Its not but I just wanted to use that.
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12/8/2013 8:08:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

When Imabench dropped out, I felt it was important that there be more options than just TUF and Cody to select from. They are both good options, but I wanted to give DDO a third options with some definite differences in platform.

It took me a while to mull things over and to decide I might want to run or to encourage someone else to run. I came to a decision, I received thett3 support, and within an hour, I launched my campaign. It is late, but I would rather declare now, than withhold entirely.
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12/8/2013 8:09:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:08:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

When Imabench dropped out, I felt it was important that there be more options than just TUF and Cody to select from. They are both good options, but I wanted to give DDO a third options with some definite differences in platform.

It took me a while to mull things over and to decide I might want to run or to encourage someone else to run. I came to a decision, I received thett3 support, and within an hour, I launched my campaign. It is late, but I would rather declare now, than withhold entirely.

I thought it requires a year here to try
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12/8/2013 8:13:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:09:33 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:08:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

When Imabench dropped out, I felt it was important that there be more options than just TUF and Cody to select from. They are both good options, but I wanted to give DDO a third options with some definite differences in platform.

It took me a while to mull things over and to decide I might want to run or to encourage someone else to run. I came to a decision, I received thett3 support, and within an hour, I launched my campaign. It is late, but I would rather declare now, than withhold entirely.

I thought it requires a year here to try

ClassicRobert has not been on for a year, so I will proceed under the assumption that I am a viable candidate unless Airmax informs me otherwise. I hope you will consider voting for thett and I. Thanks!
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12/8/2013 8:19:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:05:36 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

Better late than never my excited friend

lol...Yay is always excited, isn't he...?
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12/8/2013 8:21:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:19:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:05:36 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:04:49 PM, yay842 wrote:
you wait until now?

Better late than never my excited friend

lol...Yay is always excited, isn't he...?

in reality, im really, really, really, really boring and supa dupa calm
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12/8/2013 8:21:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 7:57:38 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hello! I am posting this forum thread to announce my candidacy for the DDO Presidency! I have asked Thett3, a long-time member, to be my runningmate and he has accepted.

I would like to lay out our platform, and to explain why I decided to run for this important office.

PLATFORM

1. A More Liberal Banning Policy

OH SO THATS HOW ITS GONNA BE

I support a more liberal banning policy that takes a harsher stance on things like on hate content and spamming. I am not, however, in favor of banning "idiots." Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to maliciously harass, insult, or defame other members of this site. Everyone is entitled to be able to air their views in an open, academic, and fairly critical environment where they don't have to worry about personal attacks, but where they do still have to defend their arguments logically. I would specifically increase the use of temp-bans as sterner warnings for members. Perm-bans should only be given after a warning has been given and ignored.
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12/8/2013 8:23:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This platform looks great!
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12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:21:31 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 7:57:38 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hello! I am posting this forum thread to announce my candidacy for the DDO Presidency! I have asked Thett3, a long-time member, to be my runningmate and he has accepted.

I would like to lay out our platform, and to explain why I decided to run for this important office.

PLATFORM

1. A More Liberal Banning Policy

OH SO THATS HOW ITS GONNA BE

I support a more liberal banning policy that takes a harsher stance on things like on hate content and spamming. I am not, however, in favor of banning "idiots." Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to maliciously harass, insult, or defame other members of this site. Everyone is entitled to be able to air their views in an open, academic, and fairly critical environment where they don't have to worry about personal attacks, but where they do still have to defend their arguments logically. I would specifically increase the use of temp-bans as sterner warnings for members. Perm-bans should only be given after a warning has been given and ignored.

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).
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12/8/2013 8:29:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:21:31 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 7:57:38 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hello! I am posting this forum thread to announce my candidacy for the DDO Presidency! I have asked Thett3, a long-time member, to be my runningmate and he has accepted.

I would like to lay out our platform, and to explain why I decided to run for this important office.

PLATFORM

1. A More Liberal Banning Policy

OH SO THATS HOW ITS GONNA BE

I support a more liberal banning policy that takes a harsher stance on things like on hate content and spamming. I am not, however, in favor of banning "idiots." Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to maliciously harass, insult, or defame other members of this site. Everyone is entitled to be able to air their views in an open, academic, and fairly critical environment where they don't have to worry about personal attacks, but where they do still have to defend their arguments logically. I would specifically increase the use of temp-bans as sterner warnings for members. Perm-bans should only be given after a warning has been given and ignored.

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).

awww, but thats the best part!
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12/8/2013 8:33:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:29:48 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:21:31 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 7:57:38 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hello! I am posting this forum thread to announce my candidacy for the DDO Presidency! I have asked Thett3, a long-time member, to be my runningmate and he has accepted.

I would like to lay out our platform, and to explain why I decided to run for this important office.

PLATFORM

1. A More Liberal Banning Policy

OH SO THATS HOW ITS GONNA BE

I support a more liberal banning policy that takes a harsher stance on things like on hate content and spamming. I am not, however, in favor of banning "idiots." Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to maliciously harass, insult, or defame other members of this site. Everyone is entitled to be able to air their views in an open, academic, and fairly critical environment where they don't have to worry about personal attacks, but where they do still have to defend their arguments logically. I would specifically increase the use of temp-bans as sterner warnings for members. Perm-bans should only be given after a warning has been given and ignored.

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).

awww, but thats the best part!

LMFAO...I'm just not as awesome as you Bench.
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12/8/2013 8:42:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:33:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:29:48 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).

awww, but thats the best part!

LMFAO...I'm just not as awesome as you Bench.

Nah youre fine, Its not the first time one of my ideas turned out to be really popular anyways

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12/8/2013 8:45:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:42:54 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:33:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:29:48 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).

awww, but thats the best part!

LMFAO...I'm just not as awesome as you Bench.

Nah youre fine, Its not the first time one of my ideas turned out to be really popular anyways

(Evidence: Last Comment Wins Threads)

Thanks! I hope you will vote for us--or at least seriously consider our ticket!
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12/8/2013 8:47:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:45:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:42:54 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:33:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:29:48 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).

awww, but thats the best part!

LMFAO...I'm just not as awesome as you Bench.

Nah youre fine, Its not the first time one of my ideas turned out to be really popular anyways

(Evidence: Last Comment Wins Threads)

Thanks! I hope you will vote for us--or at least seriously consider our ticket!

Im going back and forth between you guys and TUF at this point, havent made up my mind yet
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12/8/2013 8:49:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 8:47:30 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:45:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:42:54 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:33:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:29:48 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/8/2013 8:28:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Well you dropped out. Someone needed to carry the torch (except for banning stupid people lol).

awww, but thats the best part!

LMFAO...I'm just not as awesome as you Bench.

Nah youre fine, Its not the first time one of my ideas turned out to be really popular anyways

(Evidence: Last Comment Wins Threads)

Thanks! I hope you will vote for us--or at least seriously consider our ticket!

Im going back and forth between you guys and TUF at this point, havent made up my mind yet

Alright! If you have any questions, I'll be glad to answer them. If their troll questions, I'll leave them for thett3 to deal with lol. After his Hitler debate with Freedo, he should be able to give some pretty awesome answers.
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12/8/2013 9:14:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Good luck guys...

I don't know you too well Bsh, but you seem like a good guy and I have no reason to believe you wouldn't be dedicated to the position.

The only thing that strikes me though is the thought that perhaps the ticket should be reversed. Thett is obviously more well known and someone I (and I imagine others) personally have a lot of respect for, knowing him pretty well and having spoken to him a fair amount. Not that I don't believe that you'd make a good president, it's just that having someone like Thett as your VP makes me wonder why he isn't at the top of the ticket and it might make others wonder the same.

I'm not sure if there is a term for this in US politics (Paging DDO poli sci majors) where the ticket is bottom heavy (Having a VP who stands out more than the top of the ticket). While attempting to fill in where the top lacks, in some ways it points to the flaws of it as well (McCain needed a real conservative and added Palin - Obama needed old white guy credibility and added Biden etc (and I realize this is an over simplification)). I don't think it's too big of a deal, but I personally feel (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that Thett should actually run for President and not just as a VP.

Anyways, it's just what came to my mind when I saw the tread title. Good luck to both of you.
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12/8/2013 9:14:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
By means of experience and know how on this site, I think TUF has you beat. That is one thing I look for when trying to trust people. Experience. Then again you could prove me wrong.
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12/8/2013 9:17:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 9:14:04 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Good luck guys...

I don't know you too well Bsh, but you seem like a good guy and I have no reason to believe you wouldn't be dedicated to the position.

The only thing that strikes me though is the thought that perhaps the ticket should be reversed. Thett is obviously more well known and someone I (and I imagine others) personally have a lot of respect for, knowing him pretty well and having spoken to him a fair amount. Not that I don't believe that you'd make a good president, it's just that having someone like Thett as your VP makes me wonder why he isn't at the top of the ticket and it might make others wonder the same.

I'm not sure if there is a term for this in US politics (Paging DDO poli sci majors) where the ticket is bottom heavy (Having a VP who stands out more than the top of the ticket). While attempting to fill in where the top lacks, in some ways it points to the flaws of it as well (McCain needed a real conservative and added Palin - Obama needed old white guy credibility and added Biden etc (and I realize this is an over simplification)). I don't think it's too big of a deal, but I personally feel (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that Thett should actually run for President and not just as a VP.

Anyways, it's just what came to my mind when I saw the tread title. Good luck to both of you.

At first I tried to urge thett3 to run--but he said he didn't want to run for President this cycle. When I asked if he would be my VP if I ran, he acquiesced. I think we have a good working relationship and a good mix of zeal and experience that will benefit the site.
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12/8/2013 9:22:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 9:17:00 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 9:14:04 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Good luck guys...

I don't know you too well Bsh, but you seem like a good guy and I have no reason to believe you wouldn't be dedicated to the position.

The only thing that strikes me though is the thought that perhaps the ticket should be reversed. Thett is obviously more well known and someone I (and I imagine others) personally have a lot of respect for, knowing him pretty well and having spoken to him a fair amount. Not that I don't believe that you'd make a good president, it's just that having someone like Thett as your VP makes me wonder why he isn't at the top of the ticket and it might make others wonder the same.

I'm not sure if there is a term for this in US politics (Paging DDO poli sci majors) where the ticket is bottom heavy (Having a VP who stands out more than the top of the ticket). While attempting to fill in where the top lacks, in some ways it points to the flaws of it as well (McCain needed a real conservative and added Palin - Obama needed old white guy credibility and added Biden etc (and I realize this is an over simplification)). I don't think it's too big of a deal, but I personally feel (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that Thett should actually run for President and not just as a VP.

Anyways, it's just what came to my mind when I saw the tread title. Good luck to both of you.

At first I tried to urge thett3 to run--but he said he didn't want to run for President this cycle. When I asked if he would be my VP if I ran, he acquiesced. I think we have a good working relationship and a good mix of zeal and experience that will benefit the site.

That's understandable, and I got the same impression from him. I think he'll certainly be a valuable asset to you should you win.

Since the election isn't too far away, and I'm not sure how likely it is that I or anyone else will do another formal interview, I hope you don't mind if I ask some specific questions in this thread about your platform and about your candidacy in general.
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12/8/2013 9:26:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 9:22:02 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 9:17:00 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/8/2013 9:14:04 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Good luck guys...

I don't know you too well Bsh, but you seem like a good guy and I have no reason to believe you wouldn't be dedicated to the position.

The only thing that strikes me though is the thought that perhaps the ticket should be reversed. Thett is obviously more well known and someone I (and I imagine others) personally have a lot of respect for, knowing him pretty well and having spoken to him a fair amount. Not that I don't believe that you'd make a good president, it's just that having someone like Thett as your VP makes me wonder why he isn't at the top of the ticket and it might make others wonder the same.

I'm not sure if there is a term for this in US politics (Paging DDO poli sci majors) where the ticket is bottom heavy (Having a VP who stands out more than the top of the ticket). While attempting to fill in where the top lacks, in some ways it points to the flaws of it as well (McCain needed a real conservative and added Palin - Obama needed old white guy credibility and added Biden etc (and I realize this is an over simplification)). I don't think it's too big of a deal, but I personally feel (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that Thett should actually run for President and not just as a VP.

Anyways, it's just what came to my mind when I saw the tread title. Good luck to both of you.

At first I tried to urge thett3 to run--but he said he didn't want to run for President this cycle. When I asked if he would be my VP if I ran, he acquiesced. I think we have a good working relationship and a good mix of zeal and experience that will benefit the site.

That's understandable, and I got the same impression from him. I think he'll certainly be a valuable asset to you should you win.

Since the election isn't too far away, and I'm not sure how likely it is that I or anyone else will do another formal interview, I hope you don't mind if I ask some specific questions in this thread about your platform and about your candidacy in general.

Of course not. I'd be glad to respond.
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12/8/2013 10:00:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 9:14:04 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Good luck guys...

I don't know you too well Bsh, but you seem like a good guy and I have no reason to believe you wouldn't be dedicated to the position.

The only thing that strikes me though is the thought that perhaps the ticket should be reversed. Thett is obviously more well known and someone I (and I imagine others) personally have a lot of respect for, knowing him pretty well and having spoken to him a fair amount. Not that I don't believe that you'd make a good president, it's just that having someone like Thett as your VP makes me wonder why he isn't at the top of the ticket and it might make others wonder the same.

I'm not sure if there is a term for this in US politics (Paging DDO poli sci majors) where the ticket is bottom heavy (Having a VP who stands out more than the top of the ticket). While attempting to fill in where the top lacks, in some ways it points to the flaws of it as well (McCain needed to scare away independents and added Palin - Obama needed old white guy credibility and added Biden etc (and I realize this is an over simplification)). I don't think it's too big of a deal, but I personally feel (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that Thett should actually run for President and not just as a VP.

Anyways, it's just what came to my mind when I saw the tread title. Good luck to both of you.

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12/8/2013 10:01:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 10:00:52 PM, Raisor wrote:
Bsh1- you've only been here 3 months. How do we know you'll still be around in a year?

It doesn't really matter. We know that thett3 will be here, and he will take over if there is a problem. Vote for thett3! :)
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12/8/2013 10:02:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 9:56:41 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
Will your new banning policy include banning racists?
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12/8/2013 10:02:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2013 10:00:52 PM, Raisor wrote:
Bsh1- you've only been here 3 months. How do we know you'll still be around in a year?

He's done a lot in 3 months. I think we can trust him with it.
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