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D&U election 2016.
« on: October 15, 2016, 04:41:20 AM »
I'm sorry,I appreciate you're all probably sick to death of elections,but it's time to vote for the site's mods and admins(2 admin,4 mods) for another year.
If you're interested,nominate yourself in this thread-we'll close nominations in a week(October 21st)

Like to also thank all of you who spent the last year thanklessly modding and administering the site.You've all been great and I hope you ALL decide to nominate yourselves  for another year of thankless labour.

One thing's for sure,whoever gets elected will do a better job than whoever wins the presidency.

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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 09:31:00 PM »
Good luck to the next crop.

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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 12:10:41 PM »
I would like a chance to be a mod again. I tried last time but didn't get enough votes. Been here for over a year and on Opiophile for several years before that.

For those that don't know me I have 15 years in the game and while I am prescribed Suboxone I still use dope and coke on the regular. Somehow I have been with the same doc since 2009 without being shown the door for multiple dirty UA's. Anyway vote for me cause I won't be like the others that got elected last time and never showed up to moderate.

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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 08:42:54 AM »
I'd like to announce I'm not going to run again thus year
While I do appreciate being made a mod when Jega took a break
It's not something I'm rrally interested in doing

I'm probably not gonna be posting as much or visiting as much now that I'm sober

If you're gonna run, please be someone who checks the site 2x/day and knows the members
don't be afraid to tell someone to stfu (but you know, only when they deserve it, and do it nicely)
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 05:32:02 PM »
I'd like to announce I'm not going to run again thus year
While I do appreciate being made a mod when Jega took a break
It's not something I'm rrally interested in doing

I'm probably not gonna be posting as much or visiting as much now that I'm sober

If you're gonna run, please be someone who checks the site 2x/day and knows the members
don't be afraid to tell someone to stfu (but you know, only when they deserve it, and do it nicely)

Congratz on the sobriety, don't even be reading this. Sometimes they speak truth, you must avoid those triggers.

I nominate nick, chipper, the sicko puppet, the nurse girl, the guy who's always high as shit on dilaudid, Z (whover there fuck he is), and AllNightLong

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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 07:21:05 AM »
I'd like to announce I'm not going to run again thus year
While I do appreciate being made a mod when Jega took a break
It's not something I'm rrally interested in doing

I'm probably not gonna be posting as much or visiting as much now that I'm sober

If you're gonna run, please be someone who checks the site 2x/day and knows the members
don't be afraid to tell someone to stfu (but you know, only when they deserve it, and do it nicely)

Congratz on the sobriety, don't even be reading this. Sometimes they speak truth, you must avoid those triggers.

I nominate nick, chipper, the sicko puppet, the nurse girl, the guy who's always high as shit on dilaudid, Z (whover there fuck he is), and AllNightLong

i dunno who the sicko puppet or the guy whos always high on diluadid are but i nominate or vote for nick/chipper/candy/dizzle for admins (unless nick/chipper/candy cant be voted for? it said nominate 2 admins, but isn't there currently 4 admins? or do u mean nominate dizzle + someone else?)and Z + allnightlong for mods (i dunno who else the current mods are, other than talkingasshole)

my vote is for shit to basically stay the same. i havent personally had any issues with anyone here so im happy with shit stayin the same + allnightlong

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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 07:35:33 AM »
nick, the primary founder, won't run as he controls the board from the highest level and wants to see others having a go.

the other founders, chipper and candy are permanent admins so don't need to be considered.

i want to stay close to the technical stuff, to Treasury BUT most of all, to get away from any moderating and audits.

anybody else, please state your interest within.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2016, 08:34:50 AM by chipper »
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 08:47:20 AM »
Dizzle= Admin
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 01:41:26 PM »
Dizzle= Admin

Yep. I vote dizzle as an admin too.
And I agree with tainted that I haven't had any problems whatsoever with any of the staff here. Keep Z as a mod (if he wants to stay on) and give allnightlong a go as well.
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2016, 01:43:33 PM »
Also isn't jega a mod too? If not, I nominate him.
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 08:10:07 PM »
I appreciate the support guys, but I wasnt planning on nominating myself again.  I know that Im opinionated, and say things without totally thinking it through.  That attracted a lot of anger from some people.  I dont have the energy to deal with getting attacked every step of the way anymore.

Maybe my stepping down will be better for the forum.  Maybe some people will come around more.

Being a mod isnt easy.  Drug addicts can be emotional, and asking someone to check some behaviour or pointing out something that someone did wrong is going to make conflict no matter what.  I meant well, but I dont think that I have the temperament for it.

Good luck to the next crop. 

I would throw my support behind dizzle as well, but I know that he has had some frustrations of his own.  He is a straight up and honest guy who does what he says and means the best for this place.

An election now seems like a mistake honestly.  Well we will see what happens.
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2016, 08:28:38 PM »
it's not a mistake, it just gives give new people a go if that's what they want.

Z, I also urge you to put yourself forward again as you did a great job and most importantly, you care.
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2016, 11:02:31 PM »
I totally get what you're saying Z, I had a feeling you might not want to stay on as a mod. For what it's worth, I think you did a lovely job.  :)
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 11:24:30 PM »
I have always thought that moderating is about making tough decisions that usually makes you unpopular.

we rely on admins and mods to support the site's rules and policies whilst deciding what is and isn't acceptable conversation.

moderating the discussion often gets personal and that's the big problem.

I made it worse by trying to do too much and making too many changes without consulting the staff and it didn't go down well ... but I have learnt from that.

I'd like to see all current admins and mods to nominate themselves but I can't force anybody to do anything.

the site has been quiet lately so it's not going to use up too much of your free time but we want people who have the time to drop in often.

now that the site has matured, expect more harmony.
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Re: D&U election 2016.
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 01:19:26 AM »
I totally get what you're saying Z, I had a feeling you might not want to stay on as a mod. For what it's worth, I think you did a lovely job.  :)

i didnt have any problem with you Z, which is why i also nominated you.

i thought about tryin to nominate myself for mod but i dont think that i read enough sub-forums to do that properly.

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