Hi guys, this an OT post on the subject of the LJ Advisory Board election-- thanks to atalantapendrag
for letting me take a minute.
The LJ Advisory Board elections are the first of their kind, where LJ members have the chance to elect a member of LJ to sit for a year on the board. Particularly because this is the first election ever, it and its results are very important.
Voting in the election CLOSES at 9:00 p.m. PDT Thursday, May 29, 2008.
I realise that this is not a fandom community and do not assume everyone in here is a member of or particularly supports fandom, so I'm not going to go on about the fandom angle on this election too much. However, censorship is an issue that I would hope effects few of us yet worries all of us. Simply as internet users censorship issues are bound to arise and we must continue to be aware of and vigilant against its unwarranted advance.
It is because of the issue of censorship that I would like to encourage those that want to vote but do not have a particular alliance to vote against unfair censorship by supporting the fandom candidates. The three fandom candidates are legomymalfoy
To find out more about the fandom candidates, what they stand for and why they should be elected, check out fandom_votes
for in depth discussion.
The voting system used is one where every eligible user gets three votes to place in order of preference- you cannot vote for the same candidate three times, as this will render the second and third choice votes void.
If someone receives 51% of the first preference votes they are automatically elected. If nobody does, the election goes to Instant Run Off where those candidates with least votes are eliminated [one by one I believe] and their votes are reassigned based on their second preference. If their second preference candidate is eliminated the votes are then reassigned to the third candidate. If this process does not result in a candidate with 51% of the votes, the candidate with the most first preference votes in the first round wins.
For more details on the logistics of the election and voting process check out lj_election_en
for the official rules etc.
Overall, I really want to encourage LJ members to vote-- democracy is driven by participation. There are millions of accounts on LJ, but relatively few people have voted, so please take a take a couple of minutes to do so.
I do also really encourage you to vote for the three fandom candidates legomymalfoy
to fight against unfair censorship.