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Ragnar
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5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are? Trying to get a decent sample size, to see the commonalities.

(if there should or should not be a presidency goes without saying)
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5/17/2016 2:15:48 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are? Trying to get a decent sample size, to see the commonalities.

(if there should or should not be a presidency goes without saying)

I don't really have any. The outcome of the election doesn't touch me.
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5/17/2016 2:17:03 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 2:15:48 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are? Trying to get a decent sample size, to see the commonalities.

(if there should or should not be a presidency goes without saying)

I don't really have any. The outcome of the election doesn't touch me.

Obviously- it's not a physical object
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5/17/2016 2:18:28 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are? Trying to get a decent sample size, to see the commonalities.

(if there should or should not be a presidency goes without saying)

Looking for mature leadership at this point. Someone who is a good role model, above popularity contests, who cares about members and can guide members to run various programs. Someone to ride members who commit to run programs to follow thru, like a good parent does.
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5/17/2016 2:18:53 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 2:17:03 AM, Sam7411 wrote:
At 5/17/2016 2:15:48 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are? Trying to get a decent sample size, to see the commonalities.

(if there should or should not be a presidency goes without saying)

I don't really have any. The outcome of the election doesn't touch me.

Obviously- it's not a physical object
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5/17/2016 2:19:16 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are?

The top issue appears to be keeping the presidency or replacing it.
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5/17/2016 2:24:01 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/17/2016 1:56:06 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Not worried who is voting for who, but I am curious what the key issues for various people are? Trying to get a decent sample size, to see the commonalities.

(if there should or should not be a presidency goes without saying)

Whether they support Trump or not.
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5/17/2016 2:46:56 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
How does their programs/platform carry over to future presidents? (Imabench's exempt...)
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5/17/2016 7:21:08 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Thank you all for the insight.
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5/18/2016 1:44:41 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/18/2016 1:29:29 AM, Peepette wrote:
If you have interest in a fresh idea on the anti-pres side, you might want to take a look at NOTA. http://www.debate.org...

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5/18/2016 1:45:45 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/18/2016 1:29:29 AM, Peepette wrote:
If you have interest in a fresh idea on the anti-pres side, you might want to take a look at NOTA. http://www.debate.org...

His campaign is a sham and he cant actually have his platform implemented even if he wins. Ask Geo if Airmax is willing to work with him if he won the election. Hell ask Airmax yourself. Voting for Geo is equivalent to wasting your vote
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5/18/2016 2:05:39 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/18/2016 1:45:45 AM, imabench wrote:
At 5/18/2016 1:29:29 AM, Peepette wrote:
If you have interest in a fresh idea on the anti-pres side, you might want to take a look at NOTA. http://www.debate.org...

His campaign is a sham and he cant actually have his platform implemented even if he wins. Ask Geo if Airmax is willing to work with him if he won the election. Hell ask Airmax yourself. Voting for Geo is equivalent to wasting your vote

I will think for myself. I'm an adult who somehow manages not to start or contribute to flame wars. As you stated earlier, I'm not "credible" so where my votes goes should not be of any interest to you.
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5/18/2016 10:45:46 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
An issue that's really important to me -- president-related or not -- is the voting on the site. In fact, nothing else within the power of a president concerns me at all. I don't want anyone abolishing the opt-in system or reducing voting standards. I want consistently strong RFD's presented in votes on my debates -- that's the reason I dislike Edeb8. And that isn't about "win records" or such stuff so much as wanting to know who won and how to improve. There's only a handful of good judges left on the site, and arguments such as "how many bad votes there ever are, they will be countered by good votes" are -- in my opinion -- wrong, because the very few strong voters on the site (such as F-16, YYW and Thett) are often too busy to vote on debates frequently. Anyone who can't meet the current sufficiency standard -- the *bare minimum* -- shouldn't be voting at all until they gain significant improvement. I strongly support the strict scrutiny applied to vote removal (except on full forfeit debates, I don't care how that goes).

I want the current vote standards to stay, and I want some means of generally improving votes on the site. I'm working hard on improving my own votes - and I think I have, to some extent, succeeded. And I want others to do so too. There are certain incompetent voters (I'm not naming anyone specifically; they know who they are) are completely unwilling to improve. TUF and I are currently working on expanding the Voter Union and trying to mentor some of its voters to produce stronger votes. And I think members who are strong voters -- I'm sure most members on here know if they're "strong voters" or not -- should try to set an example by voting more, and try to help out such members.

None of that requires a president. It's just a general site issue. The president can work on it if they want. If I'm correct, Bsh1 also plans on making an effort to work on that, and I'm happy he is. But it doesn't have to be official.

TL;DR

Voting standards shouldn't reduce. Strong judges should set an example to people who generally make wrong decisions for the wrong reasons, and people should generally make an effort to improve their skills in voting. When the site has (1) high-quality votes and (2) lots of votes, it'll be an excellent debating environment. Shoutout to those people who provide good votes.
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5/18/2016 2:48:49 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/18/2016 10:45:46 AM, tejretics wrote:

Thank you!
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5/25/2016 3:59:15 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
The purpose of this thread was to help generate a campaign comparison, which should be finalized tonight or early tomorrow. It includes the top four campaigns according to polling (DK, Ima, NOTA, Harder), who have each been interviewed in a series of stages, including submitting additional questions for each other.

If anyone feels there's some important question I overlooked, they are still welcome to submit it. The current questions list is as follows:

Campaign Link?
Tagline?
Key Promise?
Basic plan to achieve that?
Who is your VP and why are they the best fit?
What do you consider your greatest two contributions to DDO thus far?
Best example of your prior leadership on this site?
If elected, how will your initiatives improve the site long term (beyond the length of your reign)?
How would it be different if not elected?
Why is winning this election important to you?
Do you feel that maturity matters in this election? And further why do you feel that you have the right level of it?

Biggest pet peeve in member behavior?
Favorite type of member behavior?
How do you encourage less of the first, and more of the second?

Opinion of thread necromancy?
Opinion of severely polarized (irredeemably biased) voting?
Opinion of general main forum behavior during elections? (early announcements, spam spam spam, countless endorsements, etc.)
Speaking of endorsements, which are you most proud of and why?

How would you improve the general RFD quality level on the site?

What makes your campaign distinct?
Opinion of Juggle? (DDO's owners, who are responsible for the site errors)
Can Juggle improve, and if so how can members affect this?

Concise opinion of DK's campaign?
Favorite thing about DK's campaign?
Reply from opponent:
Concise opinion of Ima's campaign?
Favorite thing about Ima's campaign?
Reply from opponent:
Concise opinion of NOTA's campaign?
Favorite thing about NOTA's campaign?
Reply from opponent:
Concise opinion of Harder's campaign?
Favorite thing about Harder's campaign?
Reply from opponent:

Additional Question you feel all candidates should be asked? And your answer it to?
How would you rate Bsh as a President?
Does your history show any evidence of your ability to lead a program, or many programs at once?
Why are the [non-NOTA] campaigns unwilling to push for an all candidate debate?
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5/25/2016 9:25:29 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
All I want is for Juggle to come back and edit the president choices. That's it. If they redo the big issues after the election is over that'd also be a godsend, but just the presidential choices is all. PLEASE. THAT IS ALL I NEED.
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