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8:01 PM
It's Election Time, Boys and Girls! Do you have what it takes to Make Arqade Great Again?
I appreciate the amount of art you made there.
I'm nominating myself.
That's okay
You are allowed to do so
Yep. Most election noms are self-done.
Yeah. I don't expect to win, but I'll do my best if I get elected.
8:03 PM
I want to nominate myself.. but I feel as if I'm not going to be on this site 24/7.
@LessPop_MoreFizz So we should get Ronnie to nominate again?
Who better to know than you if you want to be a part of this crazy diamond encrusted train
@MadScientist Who else is pro much, I mean really
@AshleyNunn /s/most/all
@AshleyNunn I don't even know if I can be a mod while under 18.
@ardaozkal Nobody else is allowed to nominate you, in fact.
8:04 PM
@ardaozkal There are plenty of underage mods
@ardaozkal there have been minors who have been mods on many SE sites.
@ardaozkal Oh, we have a pile of people under 18 that mod
wait what
8:04 PM
Fun Fact: There is no system that prevents an existing moderator from running in this election. I just nominated myself.
I can think of a decent handful off the top of my head
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yeah, pretty sure that's already known as bug, but not sure
Q: Elections Pedantry: Change Nomination to Declaration

LessPop_MoreFizzYes yes, I know I'm a pedant. The fact is, this is something that has always bugged me in elections wherein the candidates are not selected by a subset of voters, but rather merely by declaration of candidacy. Nominate someone else for public office. Declare your own candidacy. Please change ...

@LessPop_MoreFizz they told me that would be some sort of litmus test on the limits of mod abuse
8:06 PM
I'll vote for any candidate who promises to build a wall between Stack Exchange and Yahoo! Answers, and makes Yahoo pay for it.
Did NOT mean to send that. My mistakes.
Things that I've "won" in text message spam today - a trip to Jamaica, a new phone, and a "financial guide that will change my life"
so uh I guess don't do that?
user image
oh come on giphy
the search for @Brant continues
8:07 PM
You tried so hard @Brant
@LessPop_MoreFizz nominated @retrosaur
Between Factorio and becoming a dad I've been kinda busy.
Mostly the latter
8:08 PM
I got your back @Brant
@Brant Frinkiac is better for Simpsons Gifs now anyway
Yeah, should've used that.
@Wipqozn I'll prefer someone who builds a wall around the SE servers and makes Trump pay for it
I thought lifehacks.se was going to pay for it
In all seriousness, though, I'm just going to vote for who ever gives me the largest bribe.
8:09 PM
@mods please unfreeze the election chat room
@GodEmperorDune That would be mod abuse!
or correct the link in gaming.stackexchange.com/election/5 to a new chat room
I'd prefer someone who could make a nice burrito bowl
Where mod abuse is defined as mods doing anything
FYI: the election chat is frozen
Oh wait
Yeah what he^ said.
8:10 PM
Shouldn't a new room be automatically created?
And that meta link needs a new post too
It's not automatically created
It's manually created by someone who's supposed to be on holiday today.
@GraceNote Well, until now you were efficient enough that I never noticed that ;-)
Oh, right, its some sort of american holiday thing today
8:11 PM
It'd be TOTALLY CONVENIENT if a mod made a new chat room.
@GraceNote we're all about the recycling of old rooms
Then I can link to it instead of http:slashslashhaha.this.doesn't.exist.yet
I'm trying to but my computer is being a garbage box
@GraceNote so the old one shouldn't be recycled?
Today is Memorial Day in the US.
A new room? Do you want to run out of int32s? Because that's how you run out of int32s.
good stuff
because I kinda already did the recycling thing
think before you print this room
wow the old messages from that mod room are fun
in Arqade 2016 Election Discussion, Jan 28 '14 at 12:39, by OrigamiRobot
Candidates: There is a fine line between joking and harassment. As a mod, you will have access to each users' email address. What's to stop you from, say, setting up a script to automatically email users? Do you think things like spamming a user's personal email account are appropriate moderator behavior?
Uuuugh now I have to re-write the old thing
8:13 PM
I'm not even sure I want to run as a mod again.
@GraceNote want a new thing
@GodEmperorDune It was certainly an interesting election.
One would think it'd be hard to misplace a bloody full size keyboard...
@Frank Got a week to think it over.
8:16 PM
so current mods, why are you looking for 2 new mods? the review queues seem empty most of the time, meta is active but not superactive
@badp I'd have to re-write the old thing into a new thing now.
is someone stepping down?
@badp Esto
and they'd like to work for like eight mods' worth instead of 10
8:17 PM
@badp seems reasonable
but i thought @fredley wrote scripts to automate all of the mod things
Just clone them, far more efficient than this election thingy
oh man this is terrible
I sound like trump
this is estimated to be a 25% increase in quality of their life
> I consider myself as a person that can understand the core issue and I believe that I will bring u
me, wtf
@MadScientist For some reason every time I suggest this, ethics boards get really twitchy in my general direction?
8:18 PM
@AshleyNunn they don't want to hasten the modpocalypse
@GodEmperorDune I just think some cloning and some cyborg revolution could help things.
@MadScientist oh no, that 'll only cause more modabuse
Q: 2016 Community Moderator Election

CommunityThe 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, but this depends on how many candidates there are. Please visit the official election page a...

Q: 2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Grace Notewe're having a new election, which means a new round of the moderator Q&A. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic of moderation. Participation is completely voluntary. Here's how it'll work: During the nomination phase, (so, un...

how many mods do we have?
5? 6?
badp, fredley, ashley, lpmf, that guy that never stops by the chat. 5?
8:24 PM
damnit, I forgot strixvaria. sorry
I wish I could nominate myself....
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@Ronan yeah, too bad you don't have 300 rep
@GodEmperorDune 136 rep isn't even enough to vote :(
I'll probably work on a nomination this week
8:28 PM
@Ronan Huh...?
@LessPop_MoreFizz I mean I could, but if I was elected then I'd have to do mod things.
@Ronan Pfffft. We've already established that one mod is doing the work of ten mods!
@LessPop_MoreFizz So this election is more of a figurehead position?
@Ronan Well, it shouldn't be.
hmm, if i become a mod i'll never finish that marshal badge... and binding close votes... and metaing... and the weight of that diamond sure seems heavy
8:30 PM
@LessPop_MoreFizz And really would like to not
@GodEmperorDune Marshal Badge is overrated, and you can still work on it super slowly with binding spam flags.
Not not-mod, just not-be-10-people
@AshleyNunn Yes yes. It'd be nice to get that down to 5 or 6 people.
@LessPop_MoreFizz oh the spam and rude/abusive still count? nice
Yeah, you know, a more manageable number ;)
8:31 PM
@GodEmperorDune Sort of.
Actioning other peoples flags doesn't count.
But if you go to the post directly and file a flag yourself, as a mod, it'll get auto-actioned by community and you get the credit towards Marshall.
@LessPop_MoreFizz yay
It's how I'm slowly creeping my way to a badge day by day!
And if it is a spam you should always spam flag. :)
@AshleyNunn well yeah, but shinies are nice too
8:32 PM
Would it be possible to nominate myself just so I can have the validation of people liking me?
Wouldn't you like to know more of our MODERATOR SEEKRITS?
Well, you can! Just get elected!
@Ronan sometimes i nominate myself just to see my score in the "how good of a SE user are you" election app
@GodEmperorDune yes but the mod-spam-flag gets you closer to the shiny still and you get the satisfaction of watching it go boom
@GodEmperorDune Hehe.
@Ronan Can you use this validation as fuel to engage in moderatorial behavior? Because if so, Yes!
8:34 PM
i wonder if the mod chatroom is just full of @LessPop_MoreFizz frivolous pins
And seriously watching things go boom is one of the best bits of modding
@LessPop_MoreFizz Hehe, I don't even really use the site anymore.
@GodEmperorDune The mod chat room presently has NO PINS.
@LessPop_MoreFizz spoiler alert, the pins were removed right before you posted that
I have starred 5 out of the ten things on the star list.
@GodEmperorDune False!
8:35 PM
@GodEmperorDune I can vouch for the fact the room has been free of pins for a while.
so, the conspiracy emerges!
There's no conspiracy since pins have a history
so much to talk about, so little amount of characters left
ugh my meta history is so weak
Next time, on MODERATOR SEEKRITS REVEALED: I will copy and paste not one, not two, but THREE starred messages from Modchat. (Some links will be removed.) I will do this after ten people have declared their intent to run for moderator!
8:38 PM
See, I like the character limit, means you gotta like...make your points quick and get out :)
Also, there is now a pinned message in the ModRoom. I did it for all of you.
@LessPop_MoreFizz :D
pinned message reads "erase all evidence before @GodEmperorDune discovers the TRUTH"
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@GodEmperorDune Pffft. Why would I pin that? I can just do that.
@LessPop_MoreFizz to throw me off the track of course
8:39 PM
just sent my nomination
@ardaozkal THE FIRST!
I would be a bad moderator at this point
here, anyway
They love me on reddit
@GnomeSlice how will you know until you try?
I ran in like the first one
Honestly too much history here now
Can I run for room owner, though?
yes, we should have room owner elections too!
8:42 PM
I've been here like the longest and you guys still think i will abuse it for some reason
@GodEmperorDune No. No we should not.
@LessPop_MoreFizz :(
@LessPop_MoreFizz "Who will be room owner for 5 glorious seconds!"
@KevinvanderVelden Thats not an election, that's mod abuse roulette
some of us have never tasted the sweetness of deownering @Wipqozn and now we never will
For RO Elections:
Hello there, I'm Arda Özkal, a 16 year old male developer and gamer from Turkey.

I've been a member of Arqade for 1 year and 8 months now. I visited on 326 days of it, and I'm currently on a 194 day consecutive visit. I have silver badges of most review queues. I like helping people and I'm semi-active on Meta. I have a history of community moderation on medium-size Steam groups.

The Bridge is a huge chatroom and gets thousands of messages everyday. It already has 6 moderators and they are already pretty good at what they're doing. I believe that I'm a person that can se
s/arqade/the bridge
@GodEmperorDune Becoming a Moderator is the only way.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Were you supposed to leave him with write access?
8:45 PM
I like that everyone now knows the downsides of ownering/deownering and how to do it properly
@ardaozkal Good luck buddy!
@Ronan Nah, you're just faster than me.
@GnomeSlice I might not win, I'll probably not win, but well, even if I don't get elected I just want to see the community's reaction.
(so I can improve myself or run on 2017 etc)
@ardaozkal what reaction are you expecting?
also i am also wary of the failed mod curse, i.e. you lose and slowly drift away from the site
@ardaozkal Hey, you never know. I legit almost withdrew my nomination because I was convinced it was in vain.
8:48 PM
@AshleyNunn and now you are the best mod
Heck I even told @Wipqozn he was a liar when he told me I won (I wasn't paying attention at the time)
@AshleyNunn In fairness he is always lion
@Ronan headdesk
use your puns Ronan
@GodEmperorDune idk, hence I'm wondering. If some people attack me with silly stuff I did on chat, I'll understand that I should include a paragraph saying that me on chat != me on main etc.
8:50 PM
@Ronan well done, except that he will always be a turtle
@AshleyNunn I remember that
actually i will not give any election advice
Do you guys think I'm unstable
@GnomeSlice No more than @badp
@GodEmperorDune I don't consider being a mod as a vital point of my stackperience.
8:51 PM
You're pretty unrelated @GnomeSlice.
@ardaozkal Just be warned - as a mod it doesn't matter - once you've got the diamond and are a blue, you ANYWHERE matters. And people will bring up ALL THE THINGS you do no matter where you do them. (Not saying there is or isn't anything to bring up, just warning you as a mod you end up under more scrutiny)
@GnomeSlice no reply.
@KevinvanderVelden I am extremely stable
@GnomeSlice nah
8:51 PM
@GnomeSlice no
@GnomeSlice No.
@GnomeSlice yes
@badp you do stay at the same insanity point
@AshleyNunn yeah, I know. I can't even remember when my last drama on Bridge was, still some people might attack me with that.
@ardaozkal Don't think of it as attacking.
8:53 PM
People are naturally going to want to know about past patterns of things.
I'll consider it as a point to improve.
If it's a valid thing they've mentioned, yeah, just be like "oh cool beans, people are trying to help me be a better human"
(Which is hopefully why they're bringing it up, and not just being petty monsterboxes, but you know, ymmv)
I'm half considering nominating declaring my candidacy, but I'm like 95 flags away from the marshal badge!
btw am I free to post the election link around? Not like "ARDA 2016, MAKE ARQADE GREAT AGAIN, VOTEMEVOTEMEVOTEMEVOTEME" but "hey, I nominated myself on arqade elections"
8:56 PM
@KevinvanderVelden I don't think I had half the badge. I know I didn't have Copy Editor, for sure.
(Because I legit got that one within the past few months)
@KevinvanderVelden @LessPop_MoreFizz divulged the mod seekrits to still progress towards that even when you are mod
@GodEmperorDune is my only friend on Discord.
@ardaozkal Well, they need a certain amount of rep to vote, if nothing else
Everytime I logon, I just see a picture of him.
I like to call it the @GodEmperorDune Page
8:57 PM
yeah, most the people that I know on stack IRL are active an A&M and so
@Wipqozn I can fix that
@Wipqozn :D
@KevinvanderVelden I think that @GodEmperorDune should fix it by unfriending wipqozn
@ardaozkal No, you need a certain amount of site specific rep to vote
Other rep doesn't matter
8:58 PM
@ardaozkal I can't fix that
@ardaozkal nah, @Wipqozn is a cool turtle
@KevinvanderVelden But it's funnier if it's called the @GodEmperorDune Page
@ardaozkal Okay, I wasn't sure :)
hence I said that after you said that they can't even vote and stuff
8:58 PM
@Wipqozn but you'd break the @Unionhawk page!
@ardaozkal Sorry, I'm apparently brain-slow today
> that after you said that they
oh god my english is terrible today
@KevinvanderVelden hmm true
Hmm, 3 volt batteries should output more than 0.3 volt right
fine fine @KevinvanderVelden, you make the cut

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