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June 12, 2007 at 2:06 am #294814
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Dragoon

Nevertheless, having dismissed your suitability for the position of Minister of Discussion…

Was this “dismissal” done internally, for additional motives, or is your whole basis the mere (and not indefensible) fact that Watson created one thread instead of seven?

Ah, good old saulgoode. Among the few that would make an earnest attempt to undermine a campaign whose platform was described by the candidate in words like “I will revel in bribery and flattery”.

June 12, 2007 at 9:34 am #294876
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saulgoode

“Dragoon” wrote:

Nevertheless, having dismissed your suitability for the position of Minister of Discussion…

Was this “dismissal” done internally, for additional motives, or is your whole basis the mere (and not indefensible) fact that Watson created one thread instead of seven?

Ah, good old saulgoode. Among the few that would make an earnest attempt to undermine a campaign whose platform was described by the candidate in words like “I will revel in bribery and flattery”.

I appreciate your recognition of my forthrightness. I also will not deny having a contempt for Watson’s light-mindedness in his approach to this election.

Are you really criticizing me because I dismiss a candidate running some farcical joke of a campaign which seems more intent on parading his acerbic talents and capricious wit than actually improving the operations of this site? Do I really need any “additional motives”?

Every other candidate in this election has put forth a sincere campaign and is trying to contribute to an open discussion of how the site can best be administered. Are they also to be criticized for their earnestness and ridiculed for being too serious?

At this point, there is not a single candidate running in this election whom I would not choose over Watson. Maybe you wish to elect your ministers based on the flippancy and whimsy of their campaigns, I happen to prefer candidates who have more to offer this community.

June 12, 2007 at 9:06 pm #295039
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Cometgreen

“saulgoode” wrote: Are you really criticizing me because I dismiss a candidate running some farcical joke of a campaign which seems more intent on parading his acerbic talents and capricious wit than actually improving the operations of this site?

So far, this thread has done more for this site than several ministers have over the last six months.

At least recognize that Watson is having a very positive impact on the elections, perhaps not through his own positions, but by motivating real thought and questions. People should not be content with what we’ve seen from some of our elected (and non-elected) officials this year.

Cometgreen

June 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm #295060
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Dragoon

I happen to prefer candidates who have more to offer this community.

Well that makes sense.

June 15, 2007 at 8:43 am #295565
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Ladon

Watson, I recommend you remove ‘Now Endorsed By Ladon!’ from your signature, because not only do I not endorse your ‘I just want the title!’ approach to this election, but because there was no consultation with me, if you win the Minister Film Ratings election you will have no support from me. Therefore, you’re going to have to think of a better platform. Maybe… one that involves you doing the work to earn the title?

June 15, 2007 at 8:46 am #295567
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Cometgreen

You don’t agree with his ‘I just want the title’ approach, while utilizing the same approach yourself?

It seems to me like you both want exactly the same thing: The Ladon ratings system. You just slightly differ on how you think it should be implemented.

Cometgreen

June 15, 2007 at 12:50 pm #295585
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Ladon

“Cometgreen” wrote: You don’t agree with his ‘I just want the title’ approach, while utilizing the same approach yourself?

“I” wrote: I don’t care about the title, but if I have to be an official to get things done, then I will.

June 15, 2007 at 2:42 pm #295604
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Watson

I don’t get you, ladon, one day you support just about every aspect of my platform, and the next day you don’t. There’s so much flippity-floppitin’.

“Ladon” wrote: I don’t care about the title, but if I have to be an official to get things done, then I will.

See, that’s what so great about my campaign — you don’t need to be an official to get things done — I’ll take care of that part for you, and you can focus on doing your job — faster.

“Ladon” wrote: if you win the Minister Film Ratings election you will have no support from me.

Let’s just wait and see. :mischief

June 18, 2007 at 7:26 am #296456
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Flash1015

what is your stance on the recent LDF discussion on whether or not we should keep it open to the public or lock it?

June 22, 2007 at 1:32 am #297915
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chosen1

“Watson” wrote:

Minister of Sound
Not enough is going on in this important section. Legal wrangling and bureaucratic red tape are bunging up all hope of progress. Last I heard, Chosen1 had added 10 sounds to the library. There are some strong whisperings that he’s been licensing and selling the music on the side to support an eye-shadow addiction. I’m not saying it’s true, I’m just saying it.

What will I do? It’s pretty simple. I’ll get sounds put into the sound library. Let’s keep it simple, and get things done. No need to reinvent the wheel.

Putting sounds in the library is simple enough. Anyone could do this, and I could have done so had my microphone not very conveniently stop working as soon as I got elected. After that I was forced to rely on outside sources. You failed to point out that I did regain interest, and started some things that kept it flowing.

Yes, I ran out of time. I did not have enough to get done what I wanted done but I assure you that my ideas will get implemented regardless of my position on this forum. My ideas were supported by many, even some within the site management.

As for voting for you for everything- I personally think that is way to much power for one person and that there should be an enactment to forbid a person to run an ex amount of things at once. If you so happen to disappear (Or have to resign, etc etc) it will be chaos reelecting or reassigning various ministers.

June 27, 2007 at 5:22 am #299627
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Watson

Fellow citizens, I regretfully inform you that my momentous and historic campaign is coming to an end. From this point on, I will no longer be running for every position in the upcoming election. While I realize that this may be a disappointment to my droves of rabid supporters, I hope that they will continue to support me in the campaigns for which I will continue to run.

I will no longer be running for the following positions:

  • Minister of Discussion: I will continue to support Cometgreen for this position, which means that I support the Cometgreen/Richard Frost joint ticket.[/*]
  • Minister of Community Projects: I have already accomplished everything that I hoped to through my campaign, and therefore, there is no longer any reason for me to continue it this race. Congratulations Lechnology.[/*]
  • Minister of Information: I support Dragoon for this position. He’s thoughtful, thorough, and a darn good writer. He’s done a wonderful job with the featured film, and I believe that he will represent our site admirably in this capacity.[/*]
  • Minister of Sound: I’m a straight-forward guy, so I’m gonna tell it like it is. This position is epic-ly boring. Good luck to whoever wins. I hope you stay awake long enough to get something done.[/*]

Okay, so that’s out of the way. Now, what’s next? Here are the positions that I’m still going to dominate (with links to my official threads, if applicable):

  • Minister of Film Rating: My ideal platform for this position has already been fully explored, so I see no reason to create a thread specifically for it. If Ladon wants to create one for me, I’d be fine with that. It’ll give him a chance to get used to doing things for me.[/*]
  • Minister of Film Contests[/*]
  • Minister of Filming Resources[/*]

Please see the above threads for further discussion of my campaigns.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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