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donald.keller
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3/23/2016 7:36:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
This is the Official AMA of the DK/TUF ticket.

To summarize the platform, we aim to build a presidency that encourages the site to do what it does better, instead of the modern philosophy of taking over what the site does. Our platform is centered around:

- Voting Reform: Reforming the system to be easier to use, and using a number of tactics, such as a Forum Thread concept, to ensure very few debates go unvoted. Both me and TUF have made great efforts in fixing the Voting on this site, and we intend to use the Presidency to further that goal.

- Contacting Juggle: Living within an hours drive a Juggle, I intend to make consistant contact with them. Our main concern is fixing the problem at the heart of Juggle's neglect... The site's profitability...

- Sparking the Social Side of DDO: Using the Facebook page to keep Facebook members up-to-date on new Threads, Debates, and Games (as well as Polls). We also hope to use the platform to bring back older members who may not be active on here anymore. We will aim to train new writers and game hosts to respark the fanfiction era and grow the gaming community.

Here, you can ask anything you need/want to know. Otherwise, feel free to PM us.

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3/23/2016 7:58:15 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Why do you think Juggle will be responsive to you?
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3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?
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3/23/2016 8:04:20 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?

To address both points: I am capable of actually meeting Juggle personally... And TUF actually has a history of contacting them... He has unique contact info from them that a number of other's don't.

I hope to bring legitimacy to the presidency. I also find that the Presidency is capable of things normally impossible. Take, for example, Bsh's administration... Such a force wouldn't be possible otherwise... Imagine all 12+ members working on 10+ programs over 6 months otherwise... And while me and Bsh disagree on how that ability should be used, the fact that the presidency makes it possible means the role has potential to help us each our goals with more success than if we didn't have the role of President.
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3/23/2016 8:39:58 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
1. Endark already hosts what is--in effect--a writers' union. How would this be unique to your administration in that case?

I don't see any product of his group... I aim to host more public events for the group. Private messages alone don't produce results. As far as I can see, there aren't many results from his group...

2. What are your efforts at voting reform going to entail?

The reform itself? Largely replacing the current system with a select-an-option system... Currently there are four options, each of which are in completely separate (and mostly dormant) threads so most people aren't even aware they exist. I want a system that is built with these options in mind, making them easier to learn of, and use.

3. You write: "If a debate over whether or not X needs reformed, for example, comes up, we will take in the leading members from both sides for the Administration. They will then have a thread made for their issue, which features all members of the Administration to spectate and comment on."

This sounds like a huge drama fest in the making. If anyone can comment, things are going to devolve very quickly on a lot of contentious site issues. It will be hard to keep people on topic, let alone to keep people civil. Look at other major threads on site issues, like YYW's thread on RO's, or my thread on tournament reform. You are essentially manufacturing opportunities for officially sanctioned drama and chaos.

When I said Thread, I meant PMs, not forum threads. So the leading reps can discuss the topic without the inclusion of personal attacks and drama we see from others throwing themselves in. If anything, allowing the group's leaders to discuss the topic without the noise of the forums would decrease the amount of drama around each debate.

4. "Attempts were made to oppress 'unofficial' tournaments... But a President should never attempt to destroy something because it's not administration-approved."

DK, you were a part of those discussions. You are fully aware that I never attempted to suppress unofficial tournaments, and that the reason for creating distinctions was rather to promote official tournaments.

I don't believe the President should promote official elements by hurting non-official elements. unofficial elements are still the efforts of community members, and their efforts should be encouraged. A president can encourage use of Official elements, but he shouldn't hurt what members are trying to do...

5. "Now, a president would aim to create a sub-committee to go out and vote themselves... Lack of OP threads? Form a committee to make more, instead of encouraging the community to want to do it... Etc.."

Then why do a net positive number of forum users feel like forum activity increased over the last 6 months? Why did you never once volunteer to participate in most of these committees yourself, in order to see whether they were effective, even though you had the opportunity? The only one you agreed to help with was award voting, which required the least involvement and which you do already via the VU.

I'm not sure I overly trust polls on here... But that aside, activity increased much akin to how the economy changes with or without government intervention. Variables such as new members, returning members, and winter break are major components of forum activity.
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3/23/2016 8:43:17 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
I will reply to your post tomorrow.
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3/23/2016 2:14:13 PM
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How will you reform the tournament program?
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3/23/2016 2:14:58 PM
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Would you think of having one person in charge of the Beginner's Tournies much like how one person is in charge of the Beginner's series in mafia?
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3/23/2016 7:05:33 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/23/2016 2:14:13 PM, lannan13 wrote:
How will you reform the tournament program?

The tournament system is largely up to Airmax... And while I don't have a problem with the system itself, I don't agree with the idea of "Official" and "Unofficial" tournaments... The president should promote user activity, not dismantle it or deem it 'unofficial'...

So basically... The system itself is good... The naming conventions, and how the president responds to unofficial elements is not.
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3/23/2016 7:05:35 PM
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At 3/23/2016 3:47:52 PM, famousdebater wrote:
How do you plan to improve voting?

A thread based on this premise:

We start it with a random debate. You vote on that debate, and you can than post your own debate... The next person needs to vote on your debate before they can post their own debate.

I also want to reform the standards to center more around the options available... Right now, we have 4 options, but how many people are aware of them? Opt-in and Opt-out, for example. I want to simplify the system is make it easier for people to know, and pick, the standard they want.
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3/23/2016 7:07:24 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/23/2016 3:11:44 PM, XLAV wrote:
Why did you post this here?

So it wouldn't be too out in the open... The people aren't ready for the election period this early, but with Wylted and Bench's announcement, it'd only hurt us to wait.

So I needed to announce, and I wanted a threaed to act as the center for activity post-announcement. I, however, didn't want it to be out in the open. I don't want to be too active until the season starts.
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3/23/2016 7:10:27 PM
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At 3/23/2016 2:14:58 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Would you think of having one person in charge of the Beginner's Tournies much like how one person is in charge of the Beginner's series in mafia?

I believe Mafia has two people... F-16 and FT. I don't think hosting the Beginner's Tourney is easy enough for one person to do it over and over again, especially since a tourney might last deep into the next month. If I were running every tourney, I'd be hosting March's and February's right now.

Having rotating members also ensures no one member gains the sole influence over new members that Mikal once had.
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3/23/2016 7:43:59 PM
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At 3/23/2016 7:10:27 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 2:14:58 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Would you think of having one person in charge of the Beginner's Tournies much like how one person is in charge of the Beginner's series in mafia?

I believe Mafia has two people... F-16 and FT.

Sapphique is in charge of the beginners' series.
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3/23/2016 7:48:29 PM
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At 3/23/2016 8:39:58 AM, donald.keller wrote:

This is probably going to be my last post here--I want to extricate myself from election stuff for awhile.

2. What are your efforts at voting reform going to entail?

The reform itself? Largely replacing the current system with a select-an-option system... Currently there are four options, each of which are in completely separate (and mostly dormant) threads so most people aren't even aware they exist. I want a system that is built with these options in mind, making them easier to learn of, and use.

Could you explain this a bit more fully?

4. "Attempts were made to oppress 'unofficial' tournaments... But a President should never attempt to destroy something because it's not administration-approved."

DK, you were a part of those discussions. You are fully aware that I never attempted to suppress unofficial tournaments, and that the reason for creating distinctions was rather to promote official tournaments.

I don't believe the President should promote official elements by hurting non-official elements. unofficial elements are still the efforts of community members, and their efforts should be encouraged. A president can encourage use of Official elements, but he shouldn't hurt what members are trying to do...

How were unofficial elements hurt?

If your argument is that distinctions between official and unofficial elements necessarily hurts the unofficial ones, then your last remark about "a president can encourage use of official elements" is nonsensical and contradictory.

5. "Now, a president would aim to create a sub-committee to go out and vote themselves... Lack of OP threads? Form a committee to make more, instead of encouraging the community to want to do it... Etc.."

Then why do a net positive number of forum users feel like forum activity increased over the last 6 months? Why did you never once volunteer to participate in most of these committees yourself, in order to see whether they were effective, even though you had the opportunity? The only one you agreed to help with was award voting, which required the least involvement and which you do already via the VU.

I'm not sure I overly trust polls on here...

Not you too. I thoroughly defended the methodology in the survey. It is solid.

But that aside, activity increased much akin to how the economy changes with or without government intervention. Variables such as new members, returning members, and winter break are major components of forum activity.

So you think absolutely none of it was attributable to the hard work put in through the revival efforts?
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3/23/2016 7:52:26 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/23/2016 7:10:27 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 2:14:58 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Would you think of having one person in charge of the Beginner's Tournies much like how one person is in charge of the Beginner's series in mafia?

I believe Mafia has two people... F-16 and FT. I don't think hosting the Beginner's Tourney is easy enough for one person to do it over and over again, especially since a tourney might last deep into the next month. If I were running every tourney, I'd be hosting March's and February's right now.

Having rotating members also ensures no one member gains the sole influence over new members that Mikal once had.

Will you set qualifications on this?
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3/23/2016 7:57:57 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/23/2016 7:52:26 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:10:27 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 2:14:58 PM, lannan13 wrote:
Would you think of having one person in charge of the Beginner's Tournies much like how one person is in charge of the Beginner's series in mafia?

I believe Mafia has two people... F-16 and FT. I don't think hosting the Beginner's Tourney is easy enough for one person to do it over and over again, especially since a tourney might last deep into the next month. If I were running every tourney, I'd be hosting March's and February's right now.

Having rotating members also ensures no one member gains the sole influence over new members that Mikal once had.

Will you set qualifications on this?

I can't imagine someone with, say, 100 posts and 2 debates would be a good host. I'd sat a guideline, but not qualifications. Ultimately, while the guideline helps in picking a host, but personal experience with that member is the best determining factor.
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3/23/2016 9:11:59 PM
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At 3/23/2016 8:04:20 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?

To address both points: I am capable of actually meeting Juggle personally... And TUF actually has a history of contacting them... He has unique contact info from them that a number of other's don't.

Wtf, did he share this with bsh1 during his presidency? If so, then your contact with them will be no better than any other presidency, unless you are going to drive over to their office. And if not, wtf; I couldnt support someone who would do that.
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3/23/2016 9:24:51 PM
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At 3/23/2016 9:11:59 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/23/2016 8:04:20 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?

To address both points: I am capable of actually meeting Juggle personally... And TUF actually has a history of contacting them... He has unique contact info from them that a number of other's don't.

Wtf, did he share this with bsh1 during his presidency? If so, then your contact with them will be no better than any other presidency, unless you are going to drive over to their office. And if not, wtf; I couldnt support someone who would do that.

It is very likely Tuf wouldn't have even considered to detail the unique ways he communicated with others, especially if it didn't occur to him that the way was unique and that others wouldn't have considered it. It's also a fact that Tuf hasn't been involved lately and is only now coming back in.

But on a matter I can speak authoritatively about, yes, Donald will be making actual drive overs to the Juggle office. He has plenty of time to do it, and has a solid means of heading up there once (and sometimes twice) a month for a full meeting.
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3/23/2016 9:29:56 PM
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At 3/23/2016 9:24:51 PM, Unitomic wrote:
At 3/23/2016 9:11:59 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/23/2016 8:04:20 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?

To address both points: I am capable of actually meeting Juggle personally... And TUF actually has a history of contacting them... He has unique contact info from them that a number of other's don't.

Wtf, did he share this with bsh1 during his presidency? If so, then your contact with them will be no better than any other presidency, unless you are going to drive over to their office. And if not, wtf; I couldnt support someone who would do that.

It is very likely Tuf wouldn't have even considered to detail the unique ways he communicated with others, especially if it didn't occur to him that the way was unique and that others wouldn't have considered it. It's also a fact that Tuf hasn't been involved lately and is only now coming back in.

If its as special and important as DK says, he most certainly should have shared it.

But on a matter I can speak authoritatively about, yes, Donald will be making actual drive overs to the Juggle office. He has plenty of time to do it, and has a solid means of heading up there once (and sometimes twice) a month for a full meeting.
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3/23/2016 9:46:28 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/23/2016 9:11:59 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/23/2016 8:04:20 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?

To address both points: I am capable of actually meeting Juggle personally... And TUF actually has a history of contacting them... He has unique contact info from them that a number of other's don't.

Wtf, did he share this with bsh1 during his presidency?

I actually tried. I was trying to find the thread to show you exactly where I offered to show him emails, but its buried somewhere in the depths of the forums. I think it was his thread shortly after being elected (might have been a PM). If I find it I'll link it to you. But I didn't get a feel that it was a big deal to him.

I still have all the emails with them however and am willing to show those to DK. Not sure how much they really are relevant anymore considering Chrumbelievable is no longer the DDO liason, and she was the one who genuinely cared most about the site.
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3/23/2016 9:49:56 PM
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At 3/23/2016 9:46:28 PM, TUF wrote:
At 3/23/2016 9:11:59 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/23/2016 8:04:20 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:59:18 AM, tejretics wrote:
The two of you have already worked together accomplishing a lot. You've already written to Juggle, worked towards getting voting reform, et cetera.

Why do you need to be elected president to fulfill your platform?

To address both points: I am capable of actually meeting Juggle personally... And TUF actually has a history of contacting them... He has unique contact info from them that a number of other's don't.

Wtf, did he share this with bsh1 during his presidency?

I actually tried. I was trying to find the thread to show you exactly where I offered to show him emails, but its buried somewhere in the depths of the forums. I think it was his thread shortly after being elected (might have been a PM). If I find it I'll link it to you. But I didn't get a feel that it was a big deal to him.

I still have all the emails with them however and am willing to show those to DK. Not sure how much they really are relevant anymore considering Chrumbelievable is no longer the DDO liason, and she was the one who genuinely cared most about the site.

Alright, thanks for clearing that up :)
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3/30/2016 4:12:03 PM
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At 3/23/2016 7:36:18 AM, donald.keller wrote:

Imabench's DDO Convention proposal is quite convincing, and seems like a great idea. Under your presidency, would you implement any democratic avenues for users to propose changes to the site?
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3/30/2016 10:21:34 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/30/2016 4:12:03 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:36:18 AM, donald.keller wrote:

Imabench's DDO Convention proposal is quite convincing, and seems like a great idea. Under your presidency, would you implement any democratic avenues for users to propose changes to the site?

I'm excited you asked. I wanted to bring this up, but my goal of making the main thread short prevented it.

To start, there is the Elective Administration. Whenever members have a huge debate, a leading member from both sides of the debate are enlisted into the administration to represent their side's concerns and problems in the issue, to both give them a more impactful say in what the Administration decides, while cutting down on a lot of forum drama.

I'm also hoping to include votes on major Administration decisions in the monthly Presidential Updates, resembling Imabench's concept. Of course, the voting is on presidential ideas, as opposed to full site changes. This is because the Elective Administration will be dealing with those, and is able to centralize these discussions without all of the forum drama. Those full-site issues don't come up once every 6 months. They come up all the time. The Elective Administration can deal with them, democratically, as they come up, and not months after they came up.
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3/30/2016 10:37:35 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/30/2016 10:21:34 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 3/30/2016 4:12:03 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 3/23/2016 7:36:18 AM, donald.keller wrote:

Imabench's DDO Convention proposal is quite convincing, and seems like a great idea. Under your presidency, would you implement any democratic avenues for users to propose changes to the site?

I'm excited you asked. I wanted to bring this up, but my goal of making the main thread short prevented it.

I assumed you did, just wanted it to become public. :)

To start, there is the Elective Administration. Whenever members have a huge debate, a leading member from both sides of the debate are enlisted into the administration to represent their side's concerns and problems in the issue, to both give them a more impactful say in what the Administration decides, while cutting down on a lot of forum drama.

I see, that makes sense. I think it would be a neat idea to encourage the two leading members of both sides to actually debate the issue.

I'm also hoping to include votes on major Administration decisions in the monthly Presidential Updates, resembling Imabench's concept. Of course, the voting is on presidential ideas, as opposed to full site changes. This is because the Elective Administration will be dealing with those, and is able to centralize these discussions without all of the forum drama. Those full-site issues don't come up once every 6 months. They come up all the time. The Elective Administration can deal with them, democratically, as they come up, and not months after they came up.

That makes sense. :)
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