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airmax1227
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7/4/2016 7:25:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
DDO Elections:

The DDO Presidential Elections will start on Thursday July 7th, sometime in the evening, probably around 8pm Central time. Voting will close on Sunday July 10th, exactly 72 hours after voting begins (to the exact second of the time stamp when the thread was posted).

The voting requirements are as follows:

The member's account must have 2 months minimum of membership on the site, and must also meet just one of the following bullet points:

- 1,000 posts
- 5 debates without any forfeits AND 100 posts
- 3 debates without any forfeits AND 50 poll or opinion topics/questions that haven't been deleted by mods AND 100 posts
- 500 posts AND 50 poll or opinion topics/questions that haven't been deleted by mods


DDO Hall of Fame:


Every 6 months, just after the presidential elections, we hold Hall of Fame elections. There have been some suggestions that we change the frequency of the HoF voting, to be once a year, instead of twice a year. So in practice, this would mean that instead of following HoF voting right after the July and January prez elections, we would reserve HoF voting for just once a year, and I think if there's enough support for this, we should just do so every January following those elections.

I have no idea if there is any support for this beyond the member's who have suggested it, so I figured I'd post this asking members about their thoughts on the idea.

So are you fine with the twice yearly HoF voting? Would you prefer it be just once a year?

Currently every 6 months we vote in 3 members, 3 threads and debates. Should we adjust that as well? In other words do it once a year, but increase the totals? Or rather, keep doing it every 6 months, but lower the number that get voted in in each voting period? Perhaps we should increase the numbers? Or change the format entirely...

Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts on HoF changes in general, and any other suggestion you might have for how this should be changed, if at all.

Thanks
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7/4/2016 7:42:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I actually think it's a good idea to reduce HoF voting to once a year. We've already got most of the legendary members in the HoF, keeping voting the same would o my allow for more mediocre members to be initiated

I still want my HoF entry to be fuckin updated though <3
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7/4/2016 7:50:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
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7/4/2016 7:51:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Once a year. I also motion to have presidential elections once a year.
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7/4/2016 8:09:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 7:25:51 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
So are you fine with the twice yearly HoF voting? Would you prefer it be just once a year?

Currently every 6 months we vote in 3 members, 3 threads and debates. Should we adjust that as well? In other words do it once a year, but increase the totals? Or rather, keep doing it every 6 months, but lower the number that get voted in in each voting period? Perhaps we should increase the numbers? Or change the format entirely...

Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts on HoF changes in general, and any other suggestion you might have for how this should be changed, if at all.

Once a year, leave the format as is. No increase in the number. The quality of site is in decline and at the current pace of additions, we're going to be watering down what it means to be in the HoF.
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7/4/2016 8:11:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Everyone should be in the HoF because we're all special and deserve participation trophies <3
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7/4/2016 8:14:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 7:25:51 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
DDO Elections:

The DDO Presidential Elections will start on Thursday July 7th, sometime in the evening, probably around 8pm Central time. Voting will close on Sunday July 10th, exactly 72 hours after voting begins (to the exact second of the time stamp when the thread was posted).

The voting requirements are as follows:

The member's account must have 2 months minimum of membership on the site, and must also meet just one of the following bullet points:

- 1,000 posts
- 5 debates without any forfeits AND 100 posts
- 3 debates without any forfeits AND 50 poll or opinion topics/questions that haven't been deleted by mods AND 100 posts
- 500 posts AND 50 poll or opinion topics/questions that haven't been deleted by mods


DDO Hall of Fame:


Every 6 months, just after the presidential elections, we hold Hall of Fame elections. There have been some suggestions that we change the frequency of the HoF voting, to be once a year, instead of twice a year. So in practice, this would mean that instead of following HoF voting right after the July and January prez elections, we would reserve HoF voting for just once a year, and I think if there's enough support for this, we should just do so every January following those elections.

I have no idea if there is any support for this beyond the member's who have suggested it, so I figured I'd post this asking members about their thoughts on the idea.

So are you fine with the twice yearly HoF voting? Would you prefer it be just once a year?

Currently every 6 months we vote in 3 members, 3 threads and debates. Should we adjust that as well? In other words do it once a year, but increase the totals? Or rather, keep doing it every 6 months, but lower the number that get voted in in each voting period? Perhaps we should increase the numbers? Or change the format entirely...

Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts on HoF changes in general, and any other suggestion you might have for how this should be changed, if at all.

Thanks

can we unvote?
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7/4/2016 8:15:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 7:51:11 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
Once a year. I also motion to have presidential elections once a year.

presidential elections every 4 years
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7/4/2016 8:16:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
3 people and debates a year, but 6 threads a year seems reasonable.
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7/4/2016 8:23:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
you already know i'm in with once a year at 3 entries

I've been badgering you about this for the better part of a year, thank you for posting this finally
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7/4/2016 8:33:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:15:11 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:51:11 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
Once a year. I also motion to have presidential elections once a year.

presidential elections every 4 years

That would actually be interesting to have the DDO Presidential elections every 4 years to coincide with the US Presidential elections.
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7/4/2016 8:33:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:33:00 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:15:11 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:51:11 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
Once a year. I also motion to have presidential elections once a year.

presidential elections every 4 years

That would actually be interesting to have the DDO Presidential elections every 4 years to coincide with the US Presidential elections.

But I won't prefer it
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7/4/2016 8:34:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:33:30 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:33:00 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:15:11 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:51:11 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
Once a year. I also motion to have presidential elections once a year.

presidential elections every 4 years

That would actually be interesting to have the DDO Presidential elections every 4 years to coincide with the US Presidential elections.

But I won't prefer it

Neither would I. Maybe every two years
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7/4/2016 8:40:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:34:14 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:33:30 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:33:00 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:15:11 PM, fire_wings wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:51:11 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
Once a year. I also motion to have presidential elections once a year.

presidential elections every 4 years

That would actually be interesting to have the DDO Presidential elections every 4 years to coincide with the US Presidential elections.

But I won't prefer it

Neither would I. Maybe every two years

I like 6 months.
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7/4/2016 8:46:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:09:14 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:25:51 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
So are you fine with the twice yearly HoF voting? Would you prefer it be just once a year?

Currently every 6 months we vote in 3 members, 3 threads and debates. Should we adjust that as well? In other words do it once a year, but increase the totals? Or rather, keep doing it every 6 months, but lower the number that get voted in in each voting period? Perhaps we should increase the numbers? Or change the format entirely...

Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts on HoF changes in general, and any other suggestion you might have for how this should be changed, if at all.

Once a year, leave the format as is. No increase in the number. The quality of site is in decline and at the current pace of additions, we're going to be watering down what it means to be in the HoF.

Are you in the HoF? I can't remember.
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7/4/2016 8:50:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:46:34 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:09:14 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:25:51 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
So are you fine with the twice yearly HoF voting? Would you prefer it be just once a year?

Currently every 6 months we vote in 3 members, 3 threads and debates. Should we adjust that as well? In other words do it once a year, but increase the totals? Or rather, keep doing it every 6 months, but lower the number that get voted in in each voting period? Perhaps we should increase the numbers? Or change the format entirely...

Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts on HoF changes in general, and any other suggestion you might have for how this should be changed, if at all.

Once a year, leave the format as is. No increase in the number. The quality of site is in decline and at the current pace of additions, we're going to be watering down what it means to be in the HoF.

Are you in the HoF? I can't remember.

You can check.
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7/4/2016 8:52:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:50:38 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:46:34 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:09:14 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 7:25:51 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
So are you fine with the twice yearly HoF voting? Would you prefer it be just once a year?

Currently every 6 months we vote in 3 members, 3 threads and debates. Should we adjust that as well? In other words do it once a year, but increase the totals? Or rather, keep doing it every 6 months, but lower the number that get voted in in each voting period? Perhaps we should increase the numbers? Or change the format entirely...

Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts on HoF changes in general, and any other suggestion you might have for how this should be changed, if at all.

Once a year, leave the format as is. No increase in the number. The quality of site is in decline and at the current pace of additions, we're going to be watering down what it means to be in the HoF.

Are you in the HoF? I can't remember.

You can check.

So.... no?
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7/4/2016 8:54:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:53:03 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:52:16 PM, YYW wrote:
So.... no?

Check and see.

Ah yes! I recall now. I actually helped FT write your entry, if I recall. I should have remembered...

(Note: even though I think you're too emotional and sensitive, I don't dislike you lol)
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7/4/2016 8:57:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:54:04 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:53:03 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:52:16 PM, YYW wrote:
So.... no?

Check and see.

Ah yes! I recall now. I actually helped FT write your entry, if I recall. I should have remembered...

(Note: even though I think you're too emotional and sensitive, I don't dislike you lol)

Oh, I'm sure you are lying about that as you lie about everything else. I don't care whether you like or dislike me.
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7/4/2016 8:58:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 8:57:44 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:54:04 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:53:03 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 7/4/2016 8:52:16 PM, YYW wrote:
So.... no?

Check and see.

Ah yes! I recall now. I actually helped FT write your entry, if I recall. I should have remembered...

(Note: even though I think you're too emotional and sensitive, I don't dislike you lol)

Oh, I'm sure you are lying about that as you lie about everything else. I don't care whether you like or dislike me.

lol ask FT

You are so weird.