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** DDO Voter's Union || April Meeting **

donald.keller
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3/30/2016 6:24:54 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
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Voter's Union // April Meeting.
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Welcome back. This is the Voter's Union's SIXTH Month is operation (since we skipped November). Half a year. So this month, we will be giving out a HUGE prize. We are, again, focusing on Recruitment. We are also focusing on hosting more internal events to encourage activity.

Look at post Two for a detail of what the Voter's Union is...

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Updates and Prizes
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The next prize is to be The WITCHER III: Wild Hunt, (valued at $49.99) bought at full value. Casting 15+ votes will earn the winner the expansion pack, Hearts of Stone (valued at $9.99).

A winner for March has not been determined yet for March. Who ever wins will receive Total War: ATTILA. NOTICE about winning: We are using the Raffle System now, meaning casting 21 points does not mean you beat someone with 20 points. It means you have more of a chance of winning. So even if you can't catch up with first place, you can still vote more to increase your odds.

We are electing new Moderators, Tejretics and TUF. Their dedication to the Voter's Union makes them the best candidates for the job.

We are re-attempting the Weekly Movie Nights. For those who are curious about the event's lack of... happening... There was an error with the internal browser used on Rabbits that made it not play Youtube videos. I did rent the movie for that day, so don't assume I didn't try for hours and hours. The issue has been fixed on their end, so we will retry this. The first movie is still set to be The Aristocats.

We welcome some new members, NothingSpecial, Fire_Wings, and Bob13. If anyone else would like to join, you can post below:
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Who to Contact for Votes?
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To get votes on your debate, contact Donald.Keller, Tejretics, or TUF. We will get you at least 2 votes on your debate.

You can contact any member, but they won't be allowed to vote on your debate. Your debate will still get 2 votes. If you are hosting a tournament, the VU will vote on every debate for you.
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donald.keller
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3/30/2016 6:25:12 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
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Remainder on Setup
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The Voter's Union is a group dedicated to the following goals:

1 - Increasing vote quantity.
2 - Increasing vote quality.
3 - Increase quantity of voters.

All three are vital to succeed. Increased quantity without quality is meaningless, and increased quality without quantity doesn't fix the problem. Increasing both does nothing if it's the same few voters casting the votes (which causes burnout.)

To achieve this, we follow three basic Principles...
- We aim to reduce all spam. Only one Monthly Mass PM is sent, and we sent private PMs to update members without spamming other members.
- We aim to reduce all burn out. The only good success is a lasting one, and no group has ever survived burn out.
- We aim to train and critique votes cast by members to help improve their skills.

Each month, a Google Docs page is set up with all of the debates to get voted on. There are two slots for the voters. Place your name there, and vote. Each vote is rated 1 or 2, depending on quality (a criteria is used). At the end of the month, everyone's points are collected, and a raffle is held with the points to find a winner. More points means more of a chance of winning.

The winner gets a prize. The Prize is either:
- A $5 - $10 video game.
- A free month of a web service (like Hulu or Netflix)

Yes, actual prizes that cost money. Although I have yet to offer a free month of a we service...

The Rules for voting are:
- No Conduct or S&G may be cast.
- Every vote must mention each major argument in the debate.
- You may vote however you'd like on debates that have not been submitted to the Voter's Union.

Addition rules include:
- If you decide you can not vote on a debate, let a moderator know, so he can erase your name from the slot, allowing someone else to take the spot. Failure to vote on a debate your name is on will lose you 1 point.
- If you vote on a debate for the Voter's Union, advertise this Union at the beginning of your vote.

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The Story So Far:
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So far, the Voter's Union has had Whiteflame, Midnight, The-Voice-of-Truth, TUF, and Tejretics as Moderators. Head Mods have included Whiteflame and Midnight.

Under the Moderator's guide, the Voter's Union is responsible for at least 115 votes on a total of 89 debates in the 6 months of activity. We are hoping to double this in the next 3 months.

The Voter's Union would like to honor it's finest member: Prior Head-Mod Midnight1131.

His dedications to the Union is vast. This included the [Post Voting] and [done] updates he begin doing, and the huge number of votes he cast. Despite inactivity over the last 2 months, his vote count still exceeds anyone else, with 26 votes in his time as co-Mod and head-Mod, surpassing Whiteflame's own vote count in the Union. The Voter's Unions' success was built largely on his efforts.

Due to his dedication, he will be receiving any video game of his choice (under $80). This game can be online or hard copy, for any console or OS he wishes. Thank you Midnight.

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The GRAND PRIZE:
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I have been collecting the points of every member, and at the end of the first year (the end of October), the member with the most points will also receive a video game of their choice, up to $80. This Grand Prize can come in any form or console they'd like.

To win, you would need 4 votes a month (not accounting for other members activity until then) to get in the lead. The current lead is Midnight with 52 points (26 votes).
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donald.keller
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3/31/2016 4:10:22 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
The new pms are sent out tomorrow.
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3/31/2016 4:11:37 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/31/2016 4:10:22 PM, donald.keller wrote:
The new pms are sent out tomorrow.

Uhm. I don't have one... :(
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3/31/2016 4:18:52 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/31/2016 4:11:37 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/31/2016 4:10:22 PM, donald.keller wrote:
The new pms are sent out tomorrow.

Uhm. I don't have one... :(

Thats because I'm not sending them out until tomorrow..
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ColeTrain
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3/31/2016 4:26:52 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/31/2016 4:18:52 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/31/2016 4:11:37 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/31/2016 4:10:22 PM, donald.keller wrote:
The new pms are sent out tomorrow.

Uhm. I don't have one... :(

Thats because I'm not sending them out until tomorrow..

I'm so stupid, honestly...
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
donald.keller
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4/1/2016 2:08:19 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
The new threads are going out tonight. If you do not recieve one, it was because you are being booted for inactivity.
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donald.keller
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4/3/2016 6:15:54 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
The new PMs are out.

Anyone can still join. Also, I wanted to explain something... The Union's mission isn't to get debates as many votes as possible. The goal is 2 votes per debate. If your debate has 2 votes already, do not send it to us.

The goal is to make sure no debate goes unvoted, so if your debate has two or more votes, it does not fit into our criteria for submission.
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