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5/7/2014 10:24:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I would like to announce that I will not be running for president in this next upcoming election. I am sorry if this comes as a shock to any people, especially those who I know were already planning their support for me, or running with me. I figure making this announcement public just kills every bird with one stone.

If you are wondering why, there are actually several reasons.

I was already having stipulations about running; as my previous hesitance in announcing my candidacy might have indicated. I think as far as communication with Juggle goes, my duties have been fulfilled and continue to be carried out. But when I wanted to become president, I also wanted to be much more involved in the community building aspects as well. As you may have noticed, my activity and availability to do that has gone down as a factor of work, having a fiance, and my trying to maintain a life.

And while I certainly could continue giving you the time that I have been and would love to do it more, I feel like it isn't fair to the community. The community does deserve a president who can devote more time into the things they want.

But the main reason I cannot run again, is because I am going to be returning to school, in which I will barely have any time for this. And with Bladerunner060 announcing his candidacy, I feel even more confident in my retraction from this race that I will be leaving this site in undoubtedly, good hands.

I would still love to help out whoever get's elected as the new president in whatever way I can. But my creative side is burning, I have been here for a long time, and I as of lately feel satisfied by learning new things, by creating and building things; advancing in life. I will be putting most of my available time into DDOfans and other personal projects.

I have enjoyed being president very much, and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to say I filled the role. Thank you to every one who has helped me in my presidency, in creating projects, or supporting me in anyway. I will enjoy my last month with you as president, and say that I am honestly excited to see what's coming next!
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5/7/2014 10:32:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/7/2014 10:24:45 PM, TUF wrote:
I would like to announce that I will not be running for president in this next upcoming election. I am sorry if this comes as a shock to any people, especially those who I know were already planning their support for me, or running with me. I figure making this announcement public just kills every bird with one stone.

If you are wondering why, there are actually several reasons.

I was already having stipulations about running; as my previous hesitance in announcing my candidacy might have indicated. I think as far as communication with Juggle goes, my duties have been fulfilled and continue to be carried out. But when I wanted to become president, I also wanted to be much more involved in the community building aspects as well. As you may have noticed, my activity and availability to do that has gone down as a factor of work, having a fiance, and my trying to maintain a life.

And while I certainly could continue giving you the time that I have been and would love to do it more, I feel like it isn't fair to the community. The community does deserve a president who can devote more time into the things they want.

But the main reason I cannot run again, is because I am going to be returning to school, in which I will barely have any time for this. And with Bladerunner060 announcing his candidacy, I feel even more confident in my retraction from this race that I will be leaving this site in undoubtedly, good hands.

I would still love to help out whoever get's elected as the new president in whatever way I can. But my creative side is burning, I have been here for a long time, and I as of lately feel satisfied by learning new things, by creating and building things; advancing in life. I will be putting most of my available time into DDOfans and other personal projects.

I have enjoyed being president very much, and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to say I filled the role. Thank you to every one who has helped me in my presidency, in creating projects, or supporting me in anyway. I will enjoy my last month with you as president, and say that I am honestly excited to see what's coming next!

Wow. Idk what to say...
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5/7/2014 10:33:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Wow...x2
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5/7/2014 11:08:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I very much enjoyed working with you TUF, and it's understandable why you feel you shouldn't run again. While it comes as a surprise and is disappointing, it sounds like you are making the right decision for yourself and the site.

You have done a great job and I wish you all the best.
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5/7/2014 11:20:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/7/2014 11:08:56 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I very much enjoyed working with you TUF, and it's understandable why you feel you shouldn't run again. While it comes as a surprise and is disappointing, it sounds like you are making the right decision for yourself and the site.

You have done a great job and I wish you all the best.

Thankyou Airmax, it means a lot. I enjoyed working with you as well, and I hope I can continue doing so in the future in whatever way I can.
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5/7/2014 11:34:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
You did good with the time you had.
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5/8/2014 4:33:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Wow. I really was expecting you to run. In both polls, you were up with big margins, TUF. Now, it looks like it is a 2 pony race between me and Blade.

Thanks for the hard work, TUF.
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5/8/2014 4:40:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for the dedication, Tuf. It would've been a grueling race had you decided to run haha -- for anyone else, that is. I hope things work out for you.
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5/8/2014 4:44:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I am shocked.
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5/8/2014 7:35:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/8/2014 4:44:38 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I am shocked.

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5/8/2014 7:51:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/8/2014 4:33:14 AM, daytonanerd wrote:
Wow. I really was expecting you to run. In both polls, you were up with big margins, TUF. Now, it looks like it is a 2 pony race between me and Blade.

Thanks for the hard work, TUF.

Thanks good luck in the election mate. Now I hope my lack of excitement in that message makes sense lol.
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5/8/2014 7:52:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/8/2014 4:40:12 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
Thanks for the dedication, Tuf. It would've been a grueling race had you decided to run haha -- for anyone else, that is. I hope things work out for you.

Thanks mate good luck! Let me know of you need anything.
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5/8/2014 12:23:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/8/2014 7:51:24 AM, TUF wrote:
At 5/8/2014 4:33:14 AM, daytonanerd wrote:
Wow. I really was expecting you to run. In both polls, you were up with big margins, TUF. Now, it looks like it is a 2 pony race between me and Blade.

Thanks for the hard work, TUF.

Thanks good luck in the election mate. Now I hope my lack of excitement in that message makes sense lol.

Haha, yeah it does.
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5/13/2014 8:52:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Good luck at school!
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5/13/2014 9:23:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
After reading this, I'm voting jifpop, or bubba the clown.

Just playing. but really I hope someone is running who isn't going to be a douche. but I guess that would pretty much be everyone except you. I really liked your town halls, it was awesome that you held tournaments, and I especially liked that you hosted live mafia games. Hopefully whoever is running will carry the team tournaments proposal to victory.

I believe that you will continue to be a supporter of that even without being called president, and that your voice will continue to be a strong advocate for the betterment of the DDO community no matter what position you are in.
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5/14/2014 5:19:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Aww I was really looking forward to running a smear campaign... Already collected a bit of data for a 1 minute video.

But other than that, good.
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5/14/2014 8:15:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
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5/14/2014 8:39:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/13/2014 9:23:05 PM, Josh_b wrote:
After reading this, I'm voting jifpop, or bubba the clown.

Just playing. but really I hope someone is running who isn't going to be a douche. but I guess that would pretty much be everyone except you. I really liked your town halls, it was awesome that you held tournaments, and I especially liked that you hosted live mafia games. Hopefully whoever is running will carry the team tournaments proposal to victory.

I believe that you will continue to be a supporter of that even without being called president, and that your voice will continue to be a strong advocate for the betterment of the DDO community no matter what position you are in.

If you're interested in learning about the other candidates, here they are:

Bladerunner060/Bsh1
Kbub/Whiteflame
Larz/(?)

If you have any question about Blade and I's campaign, I'd be happy to answer them. so would Blade. Just shoot one of us a PM :)
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5/14/2014 11:43:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/14/2014 5:19:40 PM, Bullish wrote:
Aww I was really looking forward to running a smear campaign... Already collected a bit of data for a 1 minute video.

But other than that, good.

I am guessing it had something to do with the tournament results?
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5/15/2014 12:16:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/15/2014 12:11:13 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Mod powers is the only thing that really matters. Who really cares who is president?

#Forrealztho

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5/15/2014 12:19:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/15/2014 12:16:27 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 5/15/2014 12:11:13 AM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Mod powers is the only thing that really matters. Who really cares who is president?

#Forrealztho

Why can't we all be Grant-ed mod powers?

I see what you did there... I just don't know why.
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5/15/2014 1:09:50 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/14/2014 8:39:38 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/13/2014 9:23:05 PM, Josh_b wrote:
After reading this, I'm voting jifpop, or bubba the clown.

Just playing. but really I hope someone is running who isn't going to be a douche. but I guess that would pretty much be everyone except you. I really liked your town halls, it was awesome that you held tournaments, and I especially liked that you hosted live mafia games. Hopefully whoever is running will carry the team tournaments proposal to victory.

I believe that you will continue to be a supporter of that even without being called president, and that your voice will continue to be a strong advocate for the betterment of the DDO community no matter what position you are in.

If you're interested in learning about the other candidates, here they are:

Bladerunner060/Bsh1
Kbub/Whiteflame
Larz/(?)

If you have any question about Blade and I's campaign, I'd be happy to answer them. so would Blade. Just shoot one of us a PM :)

I'd rather a public forum, or to bombard your AMAA
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5/15/2014 1:11:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/15/2014 1:09:50 AM, Josh_b wrote:
At 5/14/2014 8:39:38 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/13/2014 9:23:05 PM, Josh_b wrote:
After reading this, I'm voting jifpop, or bubba the clown.

Just playing. but really I hope someone is running who isn't going to be a douche. but I guess that would pretty much be everyone except you. I really liked your town halls, it was awesome that you held tournaments, and I especially liked that you hosted live mafia games. Hopefully whoever is running will carry the team tournaments proposal to victory.

I believe that you will continue to be a supporter of that even without being called president, and that your voice will continue to be a strong advocate for the betterment of the DDO community no matter what position you are in.

If you're interested in learning about the other candidates, here they are:

Bladerunner060/Bsh1
Kbub/Whiteflame
Larz/(?)

If you have any question about Blade and I's campaign, I'd be happy to answer them. so would Blade. Just shoot one of us a PM :)

I'd rather a public forum, or to bombard your AMAA

Lol...just ask me here then...Warning: I'll be offline in 5/10 minutes, but if I don't respond tonight, I will certainly do so tomorrow.
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