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1/7/2015 12:43:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Why not?

As President, I will be exactly what DDO expects of me: another DDO user.

The role of the DDO presidency has changed drastically since its incubation. As Danielle puts it, "The president [..] has little to no actual function." So why have we come to expect the president to actually function above and beyond the role of an average DDO member? DDO doesn't need some forward movement of change, and the president has little to no power to actually cause any major positive/negative changes to the DDO community anyway.

I think what's been happening over the past couple terms is that the DDO presidency has become increasingly complex. Mikal's campaign alone ran on enough promises to put actual politicians to shame. With the circumstances revolving around his resignation, I feel that DDO needs a break from these antics of politics and publicity.
That's why I feel that there is no better time than now for me to take the DDO presidency.
I've been a member for some time, skimming by unnoticed to the community at large. What I represent is the DDO majority. I am your common user, the pinnacle of normality. Allowing a user such as me take the presidency is a message against the burden that the position has come to represent.

What do I plan to do with the DDO presidency you ask? My answer is: exactly nothing. I will be enjoying DDO's features as I have before. I will not break ToS, and interact with members just the way I would if I weren't president.

My goal is not to push some functional agenda or promise. Anyone can see that DDO functions quite well largely with or without a president. We've always have active productive members, and I don't see how a non-functional president will change that.
My goal is largely ideological. What I'm trying to do is convey the idea that DDO can and should accommodate a more relaxed political atmosphere, and my being elected president is exactly what is needed to lower the standards.

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1/7/2015 2:50:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/3/2015 11:46:44 AM, YYW wrote:
Hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy gurdy

I've noticed that some more invested members seem to think that my candidacy trivializes what the history and performance of past terms have accomplished. It doesn't. Anyone interested in DDO politics and its history will find what it has accomplished, and cannot, therefore, trivialize it. I'm simply adjusting the scope which DDO politics can and should accommodate. DDO doesn't necessarily need a president, and, objectively, DDO doesn't benefit much from one anyway. We should stop drifting toward fulfilling the increasing expectations of the high-end members as it only serves to trivialize and ignore the satisfaction of the non-elite.

At 1/7/2015 1:30:30 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 1/7/2015 1:12:33 PM, johnlubba wrote:
Tell me,

Since you joined this site, has it exceeded your expectation's or has it been drastically below par to what you had hoped.


I would be interested to see how people respond. For me personally it has been enormously disappointing and has offered a vastly small proportion of the intellectual discussion I expected. So much in-fact that instead of my knowledge having improved I think it has been degraded.

And if anybody wonders why I still frequent the site, Firstly it's because I still have high hopes it can improve, and secondly it has become a habit to pass my time during work, time I think could be better invested elsewhere for better research, knowledge and discussion.

Your thoughts please

It exceeded my expectations. I've learned a lot and I met amazing friends.

I'm taking volunteers for staff positions and VP.
There are no hard requirements, but I'll probably glance over your history to make sure you're not terribly terrible.
I also have no idea what staff positions are required, so feel free to make up a position and apply.

Bump back into relevancy.
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1/7/2015 2:58:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I just realized that Wylted's campaign is run no the exact same ideology as mine. *-*
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1/7/2015 3:02:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 2:50:01 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/3/2015 11:46:44 AM, YYW wrote:
Hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy gurdy

I've noticed that some more invested members seem to think that my candidacy trivializes what the history and performance of past terms have accomplished. It doesn't. Anyone interested in DDO politics and its history will find what it has accomplished, and cannot, therefore, trivialize it. I'm simply adjusting the scope which DDO politics can and should accommodate. DDO doesn't necessarily need a president, and, objectively, DDO doesn't benefit much from one anyway. We should stop drifting toward fulfilling the increasing expectations of the high-end members as it only serves to trivialize and ignore the satisfaction of the non-elite.

At 1/7/2015 1:30:30 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 1/7/2015 1:12:33 PM, johnlubba wrote:
Tell me,

Since you joined this site, has it exceeded your expectation's or has it been drastically below par to what you had hoped.


I would be interested to see how people respond. For me personally it has been enormously disappointing and has offered a vastly small proportion of the intellectual discussion I expected. So much in-fact that instead of my knowledge having improved I think it has been degraded.

And if anybody wonders why I still frequent the site, Firstly it's because I still have high hopes it can improve, and secondly it has become a habit to pass my time during work, time I think could be better invested elsewhere for better research, knowledge and discussion.

Your thoughts please

It exceeded my expectations. I've learned a lot and I met amazing friends.

I'm taking volunteers for staff positions and VP.
There are no hard requirements, but I'll probably glance over your history to make sure you're not terribly terrible.
I also have no idea what staff positions are required, so feel free to make up a position and apply.

Bump back into relevancy.

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1/7/2015 3:05:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 3:02:25 PM, Ajabi wrote:
May I be Chief Secretary of DDO Elite Archived Files

Sold!
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1/7/2015 3:06:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 3:05:59 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 3:02:25 PM, Ajabi wrote:
May I be Chief Secretary of DDO Elite Archived Files

Sold!

Just know that you don't actually have a functional role unless you take it upon yourself to do something. It wouldn't be part of the administration and would be credited to your personal efforts. :)
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1/7/2015 3:13:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 3:05:59 PM, Beginner wrote:

If you want a president that isn't a president, you should probably just drop your run so that nobody gets confused and split votes between you and wylted, since he started running first.
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1/7/2015 3:20:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 3:13:15 PM, numberwang wrote:
At 1/7/2015 3:05:59 PM, Beginner wrote:

If you want a president that isn't a president, you should probably just drop your run so that nobody gets confused and split votes between you and wylted, since he started running first.

I want the position, not the power. I want a little hat on my head with the words 'PRESIDENT OF DDO!' stamped on it in large, shiny letters.

Besides, Wylted is only running symbolically. He doesn't want the position (i.e. his endorsement of Ore_Ele). I do.

I want that hat durnit!!
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1/7/2015 3:30:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The difference between me and Wylted is that I actually want to symbolically hold the position. I desire it, he does not. There's nothing inherently wrong with that (is there? D:)
I think everyone who wants to vote Wylted should channel their votes to my campaign since we technically are of the same party, and Wylted doesn't want the shiny hat.
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1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
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1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?
WILL NOT BE REMOVED UNTIL:
#1. I have met 10 people worth discussing with on DDO who are not interested in ideological or romantic visions of the world we all live in.
#2. 10 people admit they have no interest in any one else's opinion other than their own.
#3. 10 people admit they are products of their environment and their ideas derive from said environment rather than doing any serious critical thinking and search for answers themselves.
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1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^
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1/7/2015 9:38:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^

You could check the pre-election polls.
Results so far.
Lannan13- 7
Ore_Ele- 2
Wylted- 1
Everyone else- 0
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

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1/7/2015 9:42:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 9:38:00 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^

You could check the pre-election polls.
Results so far.
Lannan13- 7
Ore_Ele- 2
Wylted- 1
Everyone else- 0

I might question your pre-election poll results.
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1/7/2015 9:44:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 9:42:51 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:38:00 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^

You could check the pre-election polls.
Results so far.
Lannan13- 7
Ore_Ele- 2
Wylted- 1
Everyone else- 0

I might question your pre-election poll results.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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1/7/2015 9:48:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 9:42:51 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:38:00 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^

You could check the pre-election polls.
Results so far.
Lannan13- 7
Ore_Ele- 2
Wylted- 1
Everyone else- 0

I might question your pre-election poll results.

I'm not lying those are the current results as it stands. http://www.debate.org...
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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1/7/2015 9:56:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 9:48:05 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:42:51 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:38:00 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^

You could check the pre-election polls.
Results so far.
Lannan13- 7
Ore_Ele- 2
Wylted- 1
Everyone else- 0

I might question your pre-election poll results.

I'm not lying those are the current results as it stands. http://www.debate.org...

*Facepalm*

Lannan: only one of those persons is allowed to vote as the rules are right now: you.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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1/7/2015 10:00:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 9:56:56 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:48:05 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:42:51 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 9:38:00 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:33:37 PM, Beginner wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:32:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 1/7/2015 7:15:52 PM, Beginner wrote:
I'm open to questions and concerns.
Please ask.
I beg you.
(D8)
........^Help me get that hat.

How many supporters do you have?

Not sure. I'll know when election day comes. ^_^

You could check the pre-election polls.
Results so far.
Lannan13- 7
Ore_Ele- 2
Wylted- 1
Everyone else- 0

I might question your pre-election poll results.

I'm not lying those are the current results as it stands. http://www.debate.org...

*Facepalm*

Lannan: only one of those persons is allowed to vote as the rules are right now: you.

Scratch that: I believe Hans is also allowed to vote.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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1/7/2015 10:04:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Also, that picture you chose for me... Pinkie Pie is not even in my top 3.
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1/7/2015 10:46:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 10:04:54 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Also, that picture you chose for me... Pinkie Pie is not even in my top 3.

Yeah, out of the Maine 6 mine are.

1. Rainbow Dash
2. Twilight Sparkle
3. Fluttershy
4. AppleJack
5. Pinkie Pie
6. Rarity.

On a side note, if you are elected will there be an official MLP avi week?
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/7/2015 10:49:59 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 10:46:35 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 10:04:54 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Also, that picture you chose for me... Pinkie Pie is not even in my top 3.

Yeah, out of the Maine 6 mine are.

1. Rainbow Dash
2. Twilight Sparkle
3. Fluttershy
4. AppleJack
5. Pinkie Pie
6. Rarity.

On a side note, if you are elected will there be an official MLP avi week?

I'll have to do a focus group to see if that should be publicly announced or not.
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1/7/2015 10:50:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/7/2015 10:49:59 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 1/7/2015 10:46:35 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 1/7/2015 10:04:54 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Also, that picture you chose for me... Pinkie Pie is not even in my top 3.

Yeah, out of the Maine 6 mine are.

1. Rainbow Dash
2. Twilight Sparkle
3. Fluttershy
4. AppleJack
5. Pinkie Pie
6. Rarity.

On a side note, if you are elected will there be an official MLP avi week?

I'll have to do a focus group to see if that should be publicly announced or not.

That or we could just do an MLP fan week in Feburary and get a ton of MLP avis if that's not the major fad of DDO.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/7/2015 11:07:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Ok I'm curious. Is there some kind of PM-campaigning going on that I'm not privy to? How are you guys achieving your numbers? o_O
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