Topic: 2010 Elections - Results

Hello everyone. The results are in from our first election!



General Coordinator (GC): Ashley Leighton Plom

Contender: Jason Andersen

Technical Coordinator (TC): Euan Reid

Elections and Voting Coordinator (EVC): Robert Longtin



I would like to thank everyone who participated, both by voting and by running for office! This first Election has been fun and I look forward to the next one in 3 months!

I would also like to report at this time that 76% of Active Members voted which is a great turnout for a first Election! My thanks to you all!

Robert Longtin
Elections and Voting Coordinator

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I DEMAND A RECOUNT! Shenanigans!!!

(btw, nice work on the election, Robert! Well done!)

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Firstly, massive thanks to everyone who voted for me smile Secondly, commiserations to Kevin - I have nothing but respect for his technical abilities, and I hope he (if he wants to), amongst others, will take part in developing Phoenix 2.0. I look forward to doing my part in moulding the site we'll be using, and would just like to say my inbox is always open, so feel free to get in touch about anything.

-Euan

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I should also add my thanks to all of those who voted for me. I'm sorry that the rest of the membership is out of their minds, but what can you do?

Also congrats to Ash, Euan, and Robert for their victories.

Ash, I'm sure the margin of victory was slight, but I must concede the race! Seems some people believe you are still doing something right. wink  Although in hindsight, I wish I also had sent gift baskets to all the members to buy their votes like you did. Darn you and your shady tactics!

Euan, let me know if there is anything I can help with. Personally I'm excited to see the ball get rolling on this!

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Congratulations to all. Not just to the winners, but to all participants because they made it possible to make it actually difficult to choose sometimes, given that they were all very suited for the offices they ran for.

-Mischa

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Indeed, congrats to our successful candidates. I especially extend best wishes to Euan, and of course you have what ever skills I can provide at your disposal. An excellent group for our fist elected representatives.
-Kevin

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Congratulations to our successful candidates!

Will we be getting the numbers for this?

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Silent Hunter wrote:

Congratulations to our successful candidates!

Will we be getting the numbers for this?

I'm undecided at the moment. I will state that there were landslide victories, so to save face for those who did not fair well in the elections I didn't post them.

I suppose I could leave that up to those who did not place first in the positions for which they ran?



I will be sharing the results of the survey however. I should add that the reason there were no "abstain" options on the survey is because I was looking for "least favorite" to gauge what seemed to best serve the general membership. I realized after-the-fact that the wording was "which would you not want to be notified by" versus "which option would you least like to be notified by". I will be rerunning the survey during the next vote with options to select any number of options to better gauge the mass preference, and with better wording, so that way I can better gauge the results of the survey.

~Robert

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RLongtin wrote:
Silent Hunter wrote:

Congratulations to our successful candidates!

Will we be getting the numbers for this?

I'm undecided at the moment. I will state that there were landslide victories, so to save face for those who did not fair well in the elections I didn't post them.

I suppose I could leave that up to those who did not place first in the positions for which they ran?

That's the best policy; announcing full results is the usual thing, but I'll let the unsuccessful candidates decide.

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I'm fine with the full results. I'm fully expecting to have only a single vote because Ash has done a great job. I almost didn't vote for myself just to see if I could pull a zero. big_smile

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I'll also add that just because someone won by a landslide doesn't reflect badly on those who didn't receive votes. It just means the membership has high confidence in the person they were running against. It could be they (who lost) would win by a landslide if there was different opposition (or no incumbent at all, for instance).

I have every confidence that of those running, any one of them could have done an excellent job had they been elected. i don't think anyone running would be upset if they received one vote (or none). We are adults here, we can handle it, I think. smile

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Oh, and we can probably change the BIG RED LETTERING at the top of the page, now that the voting is done. big_smile

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Jason Andersen wrote:

I'll also add that just because someone won by a landslide doesn't reflect badly on those who didn't receive votes. It just means the membership has high confidence in the person they were running against. It could be they (who lost) would win by a landslide if there was different opposition (or no incumbent at all, for instance).

I have every confidence that of those running, any one of them could have done an excellent job had they been elected. i don't think anyone running would be upset if they received one vote (or none). We are adults here, we can handle it, I think. smile

I agree. The results also don't show how much difficulty some of us had (ahum) with choosing. In my opinion the candidates were all very suited for the jobs, so it was actually quite a difficult choice for me.

-Mischa

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Mischa Brendel wrote:
Jason Andersen wrote:

I'll also add that just because someone won by a landslide doesn't reflect badly on those who didn't receive votes. It just means the membership has high confidence in the person they were running against. It could be they (who lost) would win by a landslide if there was different opposition (or no incumbent at all, for instance).

I have every confidence that of those running, any one of them could have done an excellent job had they been elected. i don't think anyone running would be upset if they received one vote (or none). We are adults here, we can handle it, I think. smile

I agree. The results also don't show how much difficulty some of us had (ahum) with choosing. In my opinion the candidates were all very suited for the jobs, so it was actually quite a difficult choice for me.

-Mischa

I actually abstained on the GC vote.

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Points well made. Here's the vote:

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Robert Longtin
Elections and Voting Coordinator

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Wow. I was expecting a close-run race with Kevin - I'd agree with Mischa that it doesn't really show the difficulty in choosing. I know I'd have had a tough time choosing between myself and Kevin if I wasn't me, after all.

-Euan

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Heh, I really had a tough choice with the TC decision. I *almost* flipped a coin.

And wow, someone else voted for me! I wonder if it was Ash? Hoping for a different outcome, maybe? Or Deb, wanting to get some of Ash's time back!  lol

Whoever it was, thanks for the vote of confidence!

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I'll add that I was one of the people to nominate you Jason! ^_^ I cannot recall if I voted for you or Ash, but I did nominate you!

~Robert

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I did run for the position to make it a more interesting race. Considering the road ahead, I really think Euan was the right person for the job right now, (probably why I voted for him). When things are different, my skills may be more what is needed at that time. Either way, I'm always happy to help out.

-Kevin

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Well said, Kevin.

Congratulations to Euan and Robert, and my thanks to Robert for such a well-run election! 76% turn-out is a great precedent to start with. Thanks also to Jason and Kevin for running, and to a big thankyou to everyone who voted. I hope you're all enjoying your special Vote Ash gift baskets, particularly the addictive substances I laced them with to make you crave more in the future. Heh heh heh...

Euan, with great minds like Jason and Kevin and everyone else who's contributing available to help with the Phoenix 2.0 build, I'm looking forward to great progress on that front.

Regarding landslides, Jason's right when he says a landslide defeat doesn't necessarily reflect poorly on the unsuccessful candidate. For example, a voter could have favoured candidate A and candidate B almost equally, but come down just in favour of the winner. So even a landslide win is not the same as massive approval, it just demonstrates sufficient favour to tip the scales. In the same way, someone abstaining doesn't necessarily mean they don't rate the candidates, but rather that they don't rate one sufficiently ahead of the other to support them unequivocably.

I'd like it to be the norm for us to list the full results, though. I think it's useful for everyone, in a number ways.

Anyway, finally, thank you for making me your General Coordinator. I shall generally coordinate to the best of my humble abilities. :-)

To the future (and beyond)!

Ash

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Ash Leighton Plom wrote:

Regarding landslides, Jason's right when he says a landslide defeat doesn't necessarily reflect poorly on the unsuccessful candidate. For example, a voter could have favoured candidate A and candidate B almost equally, but come down just in favour of the winner. So even a landslide win is not the same as massive approval, it just demonstrates sufficient favour to tip the scales. In the same way, someone abstaining doesn't necessarily mean they don't rate the candidates, but rather that they don't rate one sufficiently ahead of the other to support them unequivocably.

Indeed, it was really in my interests to have someone from the membership say something to this effect but I was at a lack of words to explain exactly this. Until I could get that across I didn't want to post the results. My thanks!  big_smile

~Robert

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Jason Andersen wrote:

Heh, I really had a tough choice with the TC decision. I *almost* flipped a coin.

And wow, someone else voted for me! I wonder if it was Ash? Hoping for a different outcome, maybe? Or Deb, wanting to get some of Ash's time back!  lol

Whoever it was, thanks for the vote of confidence!

You found me out Jason.  tongue

Congratulations to all the winners and indeed to all who ran.

Deb

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Deborah Leighton Plom wrote:

You found me out Jason.  tongue

Those are my fine deductive skills at work.

Or would that be inductive?

Reductive?

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Seductive?

-Mischa

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It would have to be deductive logic and not inductive logic. Take it from a Mathematician - there was most definitely NO induction here! Inductive proofs are much longer, requiring more than a single argument.  big_smile

~Robert

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