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Ore_Ele
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1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm going to run for President of DDO in these special elections coming up very shortly (now taking applications/recommendations for VPs). I have only a few goals.

1) Restore the value of the presidency.

I fully understand that there is no inherent value, no special privileges, nothing that makes it special in itself. It is only the value that we members allow it through respect and I would like to earn and restore that respect.

2) Reaching out to new members.

Continuing to reach out to new members to help them around the site. Guide them with how to find what there are looking for

3) Rejuvenate (sorry, couldn't think of a better "R" word to keep with the theme) the opinion of the Opinions and Polls.

There is a strong divide in some members in the value of the opinions vs the forums or debates. It is fine to have opinions about one side being better, or of a higher quality, but when those positions turn to negative opinions about one side being inferior to the level of second class or even "remove them from the site," it may be a good idea to take a breath and take a step back.

Anyway, I will not be having a massive 10 point platform or spend 8,000 characters in a long post. Just a simple, these are the few things I will work towards.

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1/6/2015 11:50:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Good luck, Ore :) I wish you all the best in the election.
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1/6/2015 11:51:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:50:48 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Good luck, Ore :) I wish you all the best in the election.
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1/6/2015 11:52:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Election over
DDO Vice President

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#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

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: thett was right
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1/6/2015 11:53:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Honestly: can we just have a 30 minute long election tomorrow night so we can get this over with? Nobody else is going to run.
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1/6/2015 11:55:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:53:19 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Honestly: can we just have a 30 minute long election tomorrow night so we can get this over with? Nobody else is going to run.

Apparently you didn't see my announcement thread.
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1/6/2015 11:55:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:55:05 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:53:19 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Honestly: can we just have a 30 minute long election tomorrow night so we can get this over with? Nobody else is going to run.

Apparently you didn't see my announcement thread.

Lol.

In all honesty, though...
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1/6/2015 11:56:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I'm going to run for President of DDO in these special elections coming up very shortly (now taking applications/recommendations for VPs). I have only a few goals.

Airmax.
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1/6/2015 11:56:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:55:53 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:55:05 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:53:19 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Honestly: can we just have a 30 minute long election tomorrow night so we can get this over with? Nobody else is going to run.

Apparently you didn't see my announcement thread.

Lol.

In all honesty, though...

I'm serious and that's really my platform. I think it's doable.
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1/6/2015 11:58:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:56:53 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:55:53 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:55:05 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:53:19 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Honestly: can we just have a 30 minute long election tomorrow night so we can get this over with? Nobody else is going to run.

Apparently you didn't see my announcement thread.

Lol.

In all honesty, though...

I'm serious and that's really my platform. I think it's doable.

You hardly need to try. It will be most unchallenging for you to follow through, if elected.
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1/7/2015 12:03:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:56:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I'm going to run for President of DDO in these special elections coming up very shortly (now taking applications/recommendations for VPs). I have only a few goals.


Airmax.

Seriously: it's best if this election has as little debate as possible.
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1/7/2015 12:04:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
not to be "that guy", but who will be election mod?
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
Ore_Ele
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1/7/2015 12:05:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 12:04:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
not to be "that guy", but who will be election mod?

I will, of course. I see no conflict of interest at all...
...
...
Airmax is doing it (unless a suitable volunteer appears).
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1/7/2015 12:06:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I'm going to run for President of DDO in these special elections coming up very shortly (now taking applications/recommendations for VPs). I have only a few goals.

1) Restore the value of the presidency.

I fully understand that there is no inherent value, no special privileges, nothing that makes it special in itself. It is only the value that we members allow it through respect and I would like to earn and restore that respect.

2) Reaching out to new members.

Continuing to reach out to new members to help them around the site. Guide them with how to find what there are looking for

3) Rejuvenate (sorry, couldn't think of a better "R" word to keep with the theme) the opinion of the Opinions and Polls.

There is a strong divide in some members in the value of the opinions vs the forums or debates. It is fine to have opinions about one side being better, or of a higher quality, but when those positions turn to negative opinions about one side being inferior to the level of second class or even "remove them from the site," it may be a good idea to take a breath and take a step back.

Anyway, I will not be having a massive 10 point platform or spend 8,000 characters in a long post. Just a simple, these are the few things I will work towards.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...

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1/7/2015 12:09:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
(now taking applications/recommendations for VPs)

Cermanky-panky.
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1/7/2015 12:20:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I actually kind of expected this... you've obviously got my vote.
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1/7/2015 12:25:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 12:11:13 AM, Garbanza wrote:
Sorry. I mean Cermank. No disrespect intended.

Cermank is definitely on my short list with just a few others.
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1/7/2015 12:25:36 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 12:05:55 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 12:04:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
not to be "that guy", but who will be election mod?

I will, of course. I see no conflict of interest at all...
...
...
Airmax is doing it (unless a suitable volunteer appears).

If Airmax isn't, I will. I don't mind.
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1/7/2015 12:26:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 12:05:55 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 12:04:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
not to be "that guy", but who will be election mod?

I will, of course. I see no conflict of interest at all...
...
...
Airmax is doing it (unless a suitable volunteer appears).
Actually I would gladly do it. I believe I'm obsessive compulsive enough to do it right.
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1/7/2015 12:27:02 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 12:25:36 AM, TheRaceTo9K wrote:
At 1/7/2015 12:05:55 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 12:04:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
not to be "that guy", but who will be election mod?

I will, of course. I see no conflict of interest at all...
...
...
Airmax is doing it (unless a suitable volunteer appears).

If Airmax isn't, I will. I don't mind.

O.o
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1/7/2015 12:44:02 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I'm going to run for President of DDO in these special elections coming up very shortly (now taking applications/recommendations for VPs). I have only a few goals.

1) Restore the value of the presidency.

I fully understand that there is no inherent value, no special privileges, nothing that makes it special in itself. It is only the value that we members allow it through respect and I would like to earn and restore that respect.

2) Reaching out to new members.

Continuing to reach out to new members to help them around the site. Guide them with how to find what there are looking for

3) Rejuvenate (sorry, couldn't think of a better "R" word to keep with the theme) the opinion of the Opinions and Polls.

There is a strong divide in some members in the value of the opinions vs the forums or debates. It is fine to have opinions about one side being better, or of a higher quality, but when those positions turn to negative opinions about one side being inferior to the level of second class or even "remove them from the site," it may be a good idea to take a breath and take a step back.

Anyway, I will not be having a massive 10 point platform or spend 8,000 characters in a long post. Just a simple, these are the few things I will work towards.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...

Glad you're running. You have my endorsement.
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1/7/2015 12:46:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 12:44:02 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 1/6/2015 11:48:17 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I'm going to run for President of DDO in these special elections coming up very shortly (now taking applications/recommendations for VPs). I have only a few goals.

1) Restore the value of the presidency.

I fully understand that there is no inherent value, no special privileges, nothing that makes it special in itself. It is only the value that we members allow it through respect and I would like to earn and restore that respect.

2) Reaching out to new members.

Continuing to reach out to new members to help them around the site. Guide them with how to find what there are looking for

3) Rejuvenate (sorry, couldn't think of a better "R" word to keep with the theme) the opinion of the Opinions and Polls.

There is a strong divide in some members in the value of the opinions vs the forums or debates. It is fine to have opinions about one side being better, or of a higher quality, but when those positions turn to negative opinions about one side being inferior to the level of second class or even "remove them from the site," it may be a good idea to take a breath and take a step back.

Anyway, I will not be having a massive 10 point platform or spend 8,000 characters in a long post. Just a simple, these are the few things I will work towards.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...

Glad you're running. You have my endorsement.

Thank you, that means a lot to me. I know that we've butted heads on things, most recently the election reform stuff, but I do hope to get the drama into the rear view mirror as soon as possible.
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Ore_Ele
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1/7/2015 1:25:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 1:22:57 AM, SNP1 wrote:
Any plans for the religion forum?

At the moment, no. But that is something that I will discuss with Airmax about what needs to be done and what is the best way to go about it. This would almost certainly be something that I would have to outsource to other members. Since I view religion as a very personal and individual topic, I do not engage in religious discussion, so I would have a difficult time trying to directly engage in change in that thread.
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1/7/2015 1:28:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would like to take this opportunity to announce that my VP will be Debatability.
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1/7/2015 1:28:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 1:28:06 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:
I would like to take this opportunity to announce that my VP will be Debatability.

*Claps*
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1/7/2015 1:30:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 1:28:06 AM, Ore_Ele wrote:

Do you plan on going for two terms?
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