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Livejournal Advisory Board Election is up and running.

I--you know, here's the thing. After what happened with Brad, I just, personally, cannot take this seriously as anything but a titular--thing.

...though from comments in that post, it is being taken Very Seriously Indeed.

Hands up--who even noticed the elections? I discovered it while skimming sf-d THEN saw one person on my flist represent.

...I'm not even sure who the candidates are. Except Jameth seems to be doing really well, and his campaign posters are awesome.

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lordandrei is an old friend of mine, so he's my first choice. I endorse him heartily.

FWIW, all the candidates' platforms are linked here.

Jameth seems to be a notorious troll, who's in it for the lulz. He's also evidently the kind of guy who thinks it's really funny for his supporters to use rapidly-flashing "seizure the moment" icons which can actually trigger photosensitive epilepsy. Because, you know, that's LOLarious.

legomymalfoy and rm are both fannish and both seem to have a good rep as competent and thoughtful; squeaky19 is Squeaky of InsaneJournal.

I don't have high hopes that the user reps will be listened to at all, given how little attention LJ pays to the existing Advisory Board, but I'd imagine that a win for a joke or troll candidate pretty much guarantees that users' interests will be ignored.

Huh. I read jameth's platform. If he's a troll, he's arguing he's not pretty hard.

I don't have high hopes that the user reps will be listened to at all, given how little attention LJ pays to the existing Advisory Board, but I'd imagine that a win for a joke or troll candidate pretty much guarantees that users' interests will be ignored.

I'm just not convinced the job *is* anything. And it seemed like such a good idea att.

He can argue all he wants, but at the very best, his actions and history will kill even the tiniest chance that LJ would take this position seriously. As rydra_wong says, I suspect that his victory will give LJ the excuse to claim that clearly, we're not serious about having a voice.

At the very worst, I'd say whatever arguments he makes are pretty well undercut by the use of campaign icons specifically designed to cause people physical harm. That's not a joke. That's malice.

(Sorry, didn't mean to go off. Seeing that vote is not helping my faith in humanity today.)

Yikes, I should have heeded that warning and not clicked on his platform out of curiosity, these pink/green flashing graphics have given me a headache even though I don't have epilepsy. That's worse than bad fluorescent lights.

You're aware that legomymalfoy also has a rapidly blinking seizure inducing icon, right?

I noticed, I do make it a point to keep an eye on at least one or two of the main LJ news centers and it was announced in the news at least once, I don't think it's a coincidence that the herald took a vacation THIS week. I'd have to check and see if their vacation extends through the end of the election.

FWIW, jameth is allegedly part of the group that was putting the seizure-inducing comments on the epilepsy websites "for lulz".

You're aware that legomymalfoy also has a rapidly blinking seizure inducing icon, right?

rydra_wong has been posting on the elections, so I've been somewhat informed.

I'm not impressed by Jameth, in part because I think anyone legitimately running for a board should have an LJ page that doesn't physically hurt to read. Not everyone has Firefox or greasemonkey scripts available. I suspect I'll be voting for rm, who seems eminently sensible and is an actual fangirl to boot.

Definitely not voting for the Tron guy, whichever that one is, since he thinks that gender and racial diversity are merely concepts brought up by trouble-makers, not worthy of addressing seriously.

Hmmm. I heard about it when first announced, but I was waiting for things to shape up a bit before I got involved.

I've actually seen cambler a few times on photography communities - he's a professional photographer and does what I would consider tasteful, but sexual female nude photography with a mild kink element to it.

Decisions, decisions.

I like rm's page. It shows good coherence and thoughtfulness. legomymalfoy's page is not bad... and I like that she's very passionate, but it's less succinct.

...I'm not even sure who the candidates are.
Me neither. :( Someone on my flist should have submitted her candidacy, because at least I know them and what they stand for.

I got the email from LJ and checked them out.

But erm. Was that your sarcastic voice, or ... did you see different campaign posters than I did? 'Cause I really want to unsee several of them, and the rest just irritated me. 'Course it's all a matter of taste.

I felt sort of bad voting for my choices (which you can see if you check my LJ), 'cause I think whoever wins, if they're really trying to do something good, they're going to be frustrated at every turn.

Never the less, I took it seriously and voted seriously. Just in case.

Doesn't look like it's going to do any good for me though, 'cause Jameth is winning by quite a lot, and I'm head-desking 'cause he makes my brain twitch.

He's only ahead by 180ish lsat check, nad that's a huge change from noon, when he was ahead by about four or five hundred. fandom_votes was set up by Madelyn to study the candidates better, if you're interested. *g*

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