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Why on earth should anyone vote for me?

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to consider who you will elect for the LJ Advisory Board. I'd appreciate your support!

The direction that Live Journal is taking in near and long term should be influenced directly and clearly by the members of the massive on-line community that it is. The election process is an opportunity to give the members a voice in that direction. The thoughtfulness that we take in guiding that process is up to you. This advisory board could be very useful or it could be completely lame. At this point the only way to know is to try to be elected to the position.

As someone who has moderated several international communities and travelled extensively outside the United States, I believe I'm well qualified to consider the needs of the membership (Paid, Premium and Free), not just a small slice of LJ. I'm ready and willing to be available to reasonably advise the company while keeping the members at all levels in the information loop to the greatest extent. Most people who have seen me actively involved or managing various communities will agree that I've been a mellow and very responsible moderator or member.

Election Booth:
http://community.livejournal.com/lj_election_en/25463.html


My Platform:
If elected, I will work to keep the new owners of LJ from heavily commercializing the community and maintain the character that LJ has attained.

I'll try to suggest ways to improve the friending system so that dead accounts or abusive accounts can be removed from your friends list.

I'll suggest improvements in which moderators can manage their communities better including ways to edit or hide posts.

I'll suggest improvements and means to report abusive or absentee moderators in communities.

I'll suggest improvements to Live Journal Gallery system which has so much potential and has been neglected as a mere afterthought.

LJ has been my sounding board, my art gallery, my place to make acquaintances and in some cases to help out others in need. I'd like to see it stay this way for me and for others. When LJ announces the election candidates, this post will be grand central station for my "campaign." Please copy it and paste is on your LJ's as well if you feel you can support me.

Election Booth link:
http://community.livejournal.com/lj_election_en/25463.html

Please feel free to upload this icon to show your support and tell your friends (copy and paste or take it from my Userpics)!

Comments

( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
roaming
May. 22nd, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I'm convinced. So, where and when does one go "vote" for you?
jj_maccrimmon
May. 22nd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
They are supposed to be making the announcement of candidates sometime today or tomorrow. I'll add a link to this page with the voting website as soon as they do. I needed this posted so that the staff could make an appropriate cross link the other direction.
purelikeketchup
May. 23rd, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
You can vote here: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_election_en/25463.html

And congratulations, JJ! :D
tanararockstar
May. 23rd, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
hi like your pic
soooooooooooooo are you going to vote and to be someone in life and by the way love you profile
jj_maccrimmon
May. 23rd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: hi like your pic
Thanks :)
serenadesha
May. 22nd, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
I approve of your platform - it looks like you've thought things through. Though I would like to say something in response to this: "I'll try to suggest ways to improve the friending system so that dead accounts or abusive accounts can be removed from your friends list."

There's already a way to do that via the console. :)

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=20&q=console

Good luck! :)
spiderweb66
May. 23rd, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
SO you made it. AWESOME! I'll vote for you. Good luck.
weirdschooldays
May. 23rd, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
My vote
For what it's worth, you've got my vote.

You are the perfect medium.
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jj_maccrimmon
May. 23rd, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for your support :)
hipsterdad
May. 23rd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I gave you my third-place choice vote, and heartily encourage everyone to give strong consideration to your position. Best of luck!
jj_maccrimmon
May. 23rd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
mystikravyn
May. 24th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Oh Wow! Grats on this. I just voted for ya. Hope you do well!
jj_maccrimmon
May. 24th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your support :)
19_crows
May. 27th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
You've got my vote. Thanks for stepping up.
webbedhead
May. 28th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
seems to me just having good ideas to fix is kinda pointless, any candidate here can go to every other candidate page and read it to suggest each and every good idea to the management guys.
just having a page saying what great ideas you have to fix stuff sounds really weak to me.
jj_maccrimmon
May. 28th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
The trick to having a great idea is being able to sell that great idea to the people who can act on it. None of the candidates have the horsepower force changes on the ownership of LJ. None.. The trick is being the candidate that takes the board seriously enough and has the experience in life and business to convince them that the chages are in 'their' best interest as well as the membership of LJ. Some of us are taking the election very seriously and will make the effort to try and guide the kind of changes to LJ that we'll all find easier to digest.

Yes, the platforms of all the other candidates are starting to look a lot like mine. I've been advocating these kinds of changes to LJ for over a year now, but didn't have the forum to express them - till now. What would you suggest otherwise?
readiness
May. 30th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
I really really thought you were the best person for the job.
jj_maccrimmon
May. 30th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That really means a lot to me. :)
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