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8:05 PM
in the "game series that should have died long ago" department, we have final fantasy 13-2 coming out, and everquest 1 is going to go to a very limited f2p model.
so it is the elections
I thought that was it
glad to see I was correct
We've been growing quite a bit since skyrim, so not at all surprising.
@RavenDreamer I already yelled surprise...
Will it store your nomination post if you sthart it now, and finisd it later?
8:15 PM
@JuanManuel Wait, did you see that thing that fell out of me? That's not the surprise. What is that?
@JuanManuel and I already told everyone :p
@Wipqozn You can't save it in Notepad?
you guys are a bit late...
@RavenDreamer Well, I could, jsut curious if it saves in the nomination phase too
@GraceNote I wonder if having a friend disconnect is now a viable comeback strategy.
@GraceNote They are using him as a character in a game that is coming out.
His official name is "Bad Boxart Megaman"
in anycase, we can just skip the elections and just make me a mod twice
8:20 PM
I will never endorse a pony-based gravatar for a moderatorship position.
Elections again? :o
@FallenAngelEyes Yup! \o/
We're bigger than ServerFault, but have fewer mods than them.
@RavenDreamer That's racist.
@Wipqozn I think you mean speciest.
@RavenDreamer also, I'm super lazy so I don't count
8:22 PM
"Moderators are human exception handlers." I am ineligible.
@JuanManuel You're currently less lazy than @badp, so that's saying something.
@JuanManuel I lol'd
yikes. surprise indeed! although this is one of two or three scenarios I had thought likely.
@agent86 Are you planning to run for mod?
I can't decide whether to run, would any of you vote for me?
8:23 PM
@RavenDreamer tomatoes, tomatoes.
@RonanForman Yes
Now to decide whether or not to run... again...
@RonanForman Welcome to my world. =P
@FallenAngelEyes Do it! \o/
@Wipqozn That's all the motivation I need.
8:24 PM
@Wipqozn I've given it thought, but I don't know that there is enough support for me as a candidate.
no, don't run @RonanForman! nor you @FallenAngelEyes... or anyone else! Just me...
it's not a job I'd want to run for if I didn't have support from the community.
This is Sven. I made him this morning.
@Wipqozn If only two of us were to run.
He's a Stained Glass Viking.
8:25 PM
Hi Sven
Also I think we should persuade GnomeSlice to run.
@RavenDreamer I was just about to ask.
@RavenDreamer I'm honestly not sure, I ran twice and lost and didn't come in very close to winning, so I don't really know if I should run again.
@FallenAngelEyes you should btw
@JuanManuel If you continue to mutilate direct address, your commas will murder you.
8:26 PM
@RavenDreamer Sven for Moderator!
in fact, I hope you do... because I was already planning on voting for :p
Ok, Raven
So... no nominations yet... this is going sloooooow
@RavenDreamer Do you know what movie that is from?
@Tristan Nope. I just found it on the internet.
8:27 PM
@FallenAngelEyes That shouldn't stop you. After losing here on Gaming I just went after the appointment positions without elections ;-)
@FallenAngelEyes this is kind of what I'm afraid of as well.
If I run this time I can put: I can lock everyone out of 3 of our social networking sites. On it.
@RavenDreamer Gotcha... It's Citizen Kane, in case you were wondering. Some say it's one of the greatest movies ever made. <.<
And your biggest competition was elected the last time, so they're not around this time
For what it's worth... I ran not expecting anyone to vote for me.
8:29 PM
Q: 2012 Community Moderator Election

CommunityThe 2012 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...

Actually 4 of our netwoking sites, wait 5!
@Lazers can we change his gravatar to a Slowpoke?
If I have this much power anyway, why am I even running?
@OrigamiRobot Even change the name to Slowpoke...
@Tristan This will be my election platform.
8:30 PM
@JuanManuel Typing takes time. :P
And YouTube is distracting me.
@OrigamiRobot I never tried it, but the option to edit community does appear for mods. It'll probably break the space-time continuum, but it might be possible.
@Ullallulloo oh, you're not going to copy paste from the last one?
@Fabian Yeah, but that's kind of indicative to me that the community felt I wasn't really qualified enough to be chosen, you know?
@JuanManuel Half isn't relevant now.
@FallenAngelEyes How can you say you weren't close last time? You were at the top of the second phase.
8:31 PM
And I got dead last that time, so...
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@FallenAngelEyes You're the 16th most reputable user on the site. That means something.
I'm pretty sure that you have an even better shot at winning if you run this time.
@FallenAngelEyes I don't mind losing against the competition I had, and if I remember correctly I was behind you in votes. We had very strong candidates in both elections, I don't think anyone who lost in those should take it as a negative sign.
ehhhhh, I guess I'll try. I've typed more for answers that gave me like 2 upvotes, so really, the time investment isn't that great. I can at least find out the intensity of people's feelings towards me.
8:32 PM
Oh, wait.
If you were 3rd last time, then this time you'll be first. Logic, right?
I think I still ahve the last election's results on my laptop.
@agent86 Definitely do it.
Also only 4 views. Seriously what do you want before you even click on it?
@RonanForman I watched it!
8:34 PM
@RonanForman engraved invitation.
also I'm at work, where youtube is hard
@agent86 You're not Powerlord!! What are you doing talking about this??
We can't even load google at school anymore, let alone youtube
@Mana I can load anything, but this VM kind of chokes on youtube.
Also we both like bacon, so it's possible between my youtube reluctance and the bacon love that we're actually the same person
... why won't you work, coffee?
@Mana You mean Bacon?
8:43 PM
@Wipqozn btw, it doesn't seem to save a draft.
@Fabian Oh, I don't mind losing to whom I've lost to at all, as I'm glad we've got awesome mods! I just don't know if it's a good idea for me to try to run again.
@FallenAngelEyes It is.
@FallenAngelEyes what do you have to lose?
Anyways, drum practice time. Peeeeeace.
@Mana Druuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum solooooooooooooooooooooooo
8:45 PM
Mod elections already?! enters
@JuanManuel It's also just really bad timing for me personally, atm, as I'm dealing with some IRL stuff, and am thusly running on really low energy levels.
@FallenAngelEyes well, you know better than anyone if you can handle it
@JuanManuel I am so making a community ad to support Gaming.SE mod elections
@John Remember that statistic that said our visitor counts increased dramatically? Yeah...
@Mana Yay for drumming!
8:47 PM
@JuanManuel It'll be a before/after pic of me in a suit, with the after wearing a Darth Vader mask.
I'm honestly sort of tempted to enter myself just for fun
The caption will be: "What's the worst that could happen":?
@Mana We're still getting 3x as many pageviews as pre-Skyrim.
Yeah. And that wasn't just pre-Skyrim, that was post-MW3
@RavenDreamer I really hope the "before pic of you in a suit" has a censored bar
@RavenDreamer @GnomeSlice becomes a mod; the world ends.
8:48 PM
@JuanManuel Er. What part of me would you want censored?
@RavenDreamer you'd be naked before you put on the suit
@Raven sorry mega busy crunch period etc
I even missed the elections announcement by 53 mins
I feel like I should start campaigning or something...
Wow, I only have 4 relevant points to make. I'm sad now.
I could draw some propaganda posters.
9:10 PM
Everybody seems to be typing their candidacies...
is that a word?
Are you suggesting we make them in semaphore?
English is so intuitive
is that a word?
@JuanManuel Yes. Yes it is.
I suppose I could make a video speech, but knowing my record, no one would watch it.
Okay, 4 people.
@FallenAngelEyes that was already posted! gawd FAE
9:15 PM
Elections huh? Cool. Seeing the flag list has convinced me that we definitely need more moderators. It has also convinced me that I don't want to be a moderator.
@Tristan I keep meaning to watch it
@bwarner Heh
@Wipqozn Same here, but after having the ending ruined for me by countless articles/reviews/AMC specials, I really don't see the point anymore...
Q: Comments on nominations appear to be broken

Matthew Read(A real bug report this time!) I commented on Arda's nomination, and noticed that the input text box wasn't cleared like normal after the post was made. I refreshed the page and posted a test comment to see if it would happen again, which it did. However, it also re-posted my original comment!...

@bwarner what flag list?
9:18 PM
@JuanManuel Well, sure, there isn't one NOW. But it has often been above 10.
@FallenAngelEyes How long ago was that message in LoL? For some reason, the chat room doesn't give me any type of notification.
@bwarner I meant, you can see them?
@JuanManuel Over 10k, right?
@Tristan 11 minutes. You can turn on timestamps. :)
@FallenAngelEyes As soon as you said it...
9:19 PM
@Mana oh, right
Well, 11 minutes since I first messaged.
well... there are much more than those that 10k can see :)
@JuanManuel 10k's can see the flag list, but can't act on them.
(besides reflagging them)
@Tristan That's kinda how I feel about that movie too
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9:22 PM
@OrigamiRobot or @IanPugsley up for a game of LoL?
I think the elections are secretly just a way for Stack Exchange Inc. to decide which of our users they're going to hire next...
@Tristan I'm at work for another hour and a half
@bwarner I have noticed that trend. User -> Mod -> Employee!
Although IIRC, Shog9 skipped the "mod" step...
glad to see you ran for mod @John
9:24 PM
@Wipqozn Oh really? Thanks! :)
I'm planning to run as well, just need to decide if I should write up a nomination or just post a picture of myself.
@Wipqozn Suit pics tend to produce good results.
@Wipqozn I sent you the perfect picture to use in your nomination.
@Tristan True!
...can you send it again? So I can have it on this computer too :P
It's currently only on my laptop
@Wipqozn Here or Steam?
9:27 PM
@Tristan here is fine
Now I'm torn. :/ I would upvote @Wipqozn for site mod, but I'm not so sure about chat mod...
@John Because he'd suspend you so frequently?
@Tristan OW MY EYES
@John Just vote for me instead. :o
9:28 PM
@Tristan I wouldn't do that.
@John Just lost my vote, sir.
What fun would there be in that?
@John I had that completely typed out, but I decided to reply to you instead.
Obviously I would just edit all his messages.
Not major things of course, just small things... so he thinks he's losing his mind...
@Wipqozn I already am.
9:28 PM
Actually I think I will make my nomination animated. I'm terrible at writing.
I very briefly considered nominating for this election. Very briefly.
@AshleyNunn Glad I wasn't the only one. >.> I gave up on the idea.
My word
Awesome now I know it's a good idea. That's chat!^tm
9:29 PM
@Wipqozn ?
I think we will have some excellent candidates
@Wipqozn Thank you.
@Wipqozn It is going to be a whole pile of difficult, that is for certain-sure.
@Wipqozn There totally should just let us elect them all.
9:30 PM
I really need to watch that movie again soon.
Elect ALL the candidates!
@John Exactly! Everyone can be a mod!
We can change our name to Mod. Stack Echange
Oh no! Arda is running. Everyone panic!
@John Well in that case, I'll run too!
@RonanForman Well, Arda would make a terrible mod.
9:32 PM
Diamonds for everyone?
user image
I would have been faster but the site was being reaaaaaaaaaaaaally slow
My dad doesn't want me to be elected as the teachers lounge is the only safe place on the Internet from me.
Wow! What's with all the stars today? I haven't even posted any pictures!
@Wipqozn I remember when you were new here, and now you're running for mod. sniff They grow up so fast.
New mod elections?
That was quick.
I suppose there's not much point in running.
@John You've been here for less than me?
I always thought you were the new one!
9:37 PM
@Gnome You should run, I'd vote for you!
Oh fuck no, @Wipqozn.
@Wipqozn Look at your profile, and look at mine. Yours says you've been here for 10 months, mine says 1 year, 2 months. So there.
@John Well, you put me in my place.
@Wipqozn Yes, yes I did.
I'm glad you found it ok.
@GnomeSlice That's right Gnome. I'm going to run for mod.
9:39 PM
Well, good luck to you.
@GnomeSlice THank you
I could just base a campaign around fake MtG cards and win in a landslide!
I have absolutely no idea what I should charge for some after effects work.
@RonanForman You're not even supposed to know about that place!
@Mana You told us about it!
9:40 PM
@OrigamiRobot That sounds like a strong platform to me!
@Mana Yeah...it's no secret.
@Mana Its not my fault my dad leaves the tab open!
@John Yeah, not really.
@RonanForman we've been compromised :(
9:41 PM
It comes up on Meta.SO periodically.
@Origami I'm going to be using mana heads
@RonanForman Oh wow...
@Mana If you elect me it won't matter.
Oh, we're not supposed to know about that?
@RonanForman nooooo, I dont stand a chance!
9:42 PM
@John What to? I'm on mobile.
@ArdaXi Actually, it really isn't any secret. I just like to pretend it is because it makes me feel more special.
@RonanForman Your dad leaving the TL open in a tab. I find that hilarious.
I thought about running last time we had these elections.
I didn't meet the rep/badge requirements then.
@Mana Don't worry mana, you're already plenty special without the room.
I probably don't meet the... personality requirements now.
9:43 PM
@GnomeSlice For what it's worth, I think you uh. Would make a.
@John All the best decisions for the sites have secretly been made by me.
@RonanForman I have no doubt of this.
@Mana nice save
@RonanForman That would explain a lot. ;)
9:44 PM
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@RonanForman that's not true at all
Counter-Example: I decided to join this site by myself. You had no say in it.
Is it just me, or is the link in this comment really hard to see?
@Wipqozn That's what he wants you to think.
@John I see it easily enough...
@Tristan Ok good.
9:47 PM
@John It look fine to me
I want people to know that my claim isn't unfounded.
@John Stuff gets darker when you click it.
@Ullallulloo Oh, ok then.
If it's in your history at least.
Whenever I get a chance to do some real media work like this, I get scared and back down.
9:48 PM
@Ullallulloo It is.
@GnomeSlice :(
You can do it! You can....not....mess stuff up!
@GnomeSlice You do realize that comments on nominations are permanent, right?
Anyway, this is the channel I'd be doing it for.
9:50 PM
Not even mods can delete them.
Q: Comments on nominations appear to be broken

Matthew Read(A real bug report this time!) I commented on Arda's nomination, and noticed that the input text box wasn't cleared like normal after the post was made. I refreshed the page and verified the box was clear, then posted a test comment to see if it would happen again — which it did. However...

@John ..So?
Also, it might not be obvious that that's a joke, so...
@John What?
What's a joke?
@GnomeSlice You never having seen me.
@John Has he seen you?
9:51 PM
@John That... was you? I thought you were just 'John'?
I'm afraid you're going to ruin my chances by association. :(
No, he's Johndegreen
@Wipqozn They bought Sleep Is Death together.
@GnomeSlice Wait, you seriously didn't know that was me?
@GnomeSlice I lol'd
Smooth @gnome, smooth.
9:52 PM
You didn't notice the picture?
@John All gravatars look the same...
@GnomeSlice He used to just be called that, but he changed it a week or two ago.
9:53 PM
I support @Wipqozn in his effort to star all of @John's :(
...that's an impressive amount of complete failure there.
@OrigamiRobot Everyone needs a hobby.
Ok, now I'm bookmarking this so I can link it in response to that comment.
I don't star all of them, because that would just spam the starred list.
9:54 PM
@Wipqozn maybe he should stop being so sad
@Tristan I dunno of we should lane together with this team comp :/
I wanted to call it, "GnomeSlice totally failing", but I wanted a unique name.
I think I'm going to email this guy back and tell him I can't help him.
I don't want to try and then let them down.

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