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4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

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4/3/2015 11:57:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

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4/4/2015 12:11:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2015 11:57:18 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

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4/4/2015 12:17:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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4/4/2015 12:28:01 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 12:15:42 AM, Le-vox-von-zhizn wrote:
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4/4/2015 12:40:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

The biggest reason I am against is I don't think anyone should be asked to commit a full year.
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4/4/2015 12:45:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 12:40:07 AM, Raisor wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

The biggest reason I am against is I don't think anyone should be asked to commit a full year.

On the flipside, you can ask the people who ran for multiple terms whether they liked having so many elections. I get that this is a tradeoff, but presumably if you want to do it for 6 months, you wouldn't mind having the position for a year.
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4/4/2015 1:12:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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At least for the foreseeable future, where their influence is limited, it makes a lot of sense.
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4/4/2015 1:22:42 AM
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I'll only vote if I get elected president for life.
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4/4/2015 2:20:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 1:22:42 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
I'll only vote if I get elected president for life.

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4/4/2015 6:41:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I support this if it doesn't get implemented until after the next election is over. It seems in bad taste to implement it immediately.
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4/4/2015 9:57:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

6 months is already long enough as is. By the end of the year the president will just be an inactive chump. Heck by the 4th month out of the six most presidents have already stopped being presidential. Then its time to put in another passionate numbskull for president. DDO is not real life. When you are president, you really have no obligation to act like on during your term, and consequently many will stop doing things before their term ends.
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4/4/2015 10:07:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

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4/4/2015 10:15:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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4/4/2015 10:31:14 AM
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At 4/4/2015 10:15:24 AM, ResponsiblyIrresponsible wrote:
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4/4/2015 11:44:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 9:58:52 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
1 year is so damn long in DDO time. It should really be kept to 6 months. Plus I love the election drama.

These were my main concerns with the idea as well.
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4/4/2015 11:49:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 9:57:43 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

6 months is already long enough as is. By the end of the year the president will just be an inactive chump. Heck by the 4th month out of the six most presidents have already stopped being presidential. Then its time to put in another passionate numbskull for president. DDO is not real life. When you are president, you really have no obligation to act like on during your term, and consequently many will stop doing things before their term ends.

I'll debate this
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4/4/2015 12:40:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 11:49:19 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:57:43 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

6 months is already long enough as is. By the end of the year the president will just be an inactive chump. Heck by the 4th month out of the six most presidents have already stopped being presidential. Then its time to put in another passionate numbskull for president. DDO is not real life. When you are president, you really have no obligation to act like on during your term, and consequently many will stop doing things before their term ends.

I'll debate this

Resolution?
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4/4/2015 1:01:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 12:40:13 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:49:19 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:57:43 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

6 months is already long enough as is. By the end of the year the president will just be an inactive chump. Heck by the 4th month out of the six most presidents have already stopped being presidential. Then its time to put in another passionate numbskull for president. DDO is not real life. When you are president, you really have no obligation to act like on during your term, and consequently many will stop doing things before their term ends.

I'll debate this

Resolution?

Resolved - The DDO Presidency should be held once a year instead of every 6 months.
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4/4/2015 1:17:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 1:01:28 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/4/2015 12:40:13 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:49:19 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:57:43 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

6 months is already long enough as is. By the end of the year the president will just be an inactive chump. Heck by the 4th month out of the six most presidents have already stopped being presidential. Then its time to put in another passionate numbskull for president. DDO is not real life. When you are president, you really have no obligation to act like on during your term, and consequently many will stop doing things before their term ends.

I'll debate this

Resolution?

Resolved - The DDO Presidency should be held once a year instead of every 6 months.

Let me do some research and I'll get back to you on that.
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4/4/2015 1:28:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 1:17:11 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 1:01:28 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/4/2015 12:40:13 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:49:19 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:57:43 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/3/2015 11:55:53 PM, bluesteel wrote:
I formally put forward a motion to elect DDO presidents to a one-year term, as opposed to bi-annually (twice a year). The election is a huge distraction to the site. It's a lot of work for the election moderator (who in years past was Ore_Ele, but I assume he can't do it if he runs for re-election). It's too much work and too much of a distraction for a position that is essentially a figurehead.

It's insane honestly. Even if it were a super important position, there aren't any real positions in life that only get elected for 6-month terms. It's simply too short a period to merit having an election that often.

So here's a petition that actually might matter. Sign below if you agree.

1. bluesteel

6 months is already long enough as is. By the end of the year the president will just be an inactive chump. Heck by the 4th month out of the six most presidents have already stopped being presidential. Then its time to put in another passionate numbskull for president. DDO is not real life. When you are president, you really have no obligation to act like on during your term, and consequently many will stop doing things before their term ends.

I'll debate this

Resolution?

Resolved - The DDO Presidency should be held once a year instead of every 6 months.

Let me do some research and I'll get back to you on that.

Sure
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4/4/2015 1:32:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 12:10:58 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
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I'm down for removing this distraction every six months.

How is it a distraction?
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4/4/2015 1:48:20 PM
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At 4/4/2015 9:58:52 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
1 year is so damn long in DDO time. It should really be kept to 6 months.
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4/4/2015 2:01:02 PM
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I remain mostly neutral on this topic, though I do believe there are merits to both sides.

I will say that I believe the issue is mostly about the amount of election stuff that pops up way before it's necessary. It becomes a huge distraction for the forum, and an entirely unnecessary one.

It used to be that election stuff only appeared about 2 weeks before the actual election, and having a return to that might be a solution to the issue here.
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4/4/2015 2:06:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/4/2015 2:01:02 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
I remain mostly neutral on this topic, though I do believe there are merits to both sides.

I will say that I believe the issue is mostly about the amount of election stuff that pops up way before it's necessary. It becomes a huge distraction for the forum, and an entirely unnecessary one.

It used to be that election stuff only appeared about 2 weeks before the actual election, and having a return to that might be a solution to the issue here.

I hold the opposite position. I believe people should constantly announce their presidency and post their platforms 8-9 times during the entire 6 months between elections.
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