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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby phyllo » Sat May 03, 2014 1:07 pm

And once you arrive at the result are you going to further vet the candidate for how they have posted on your website? Perhaps checking for style in how they are able to stick to the pertinence of the topic, or how often they have imparted less then philosophical rigor in their remarks, or will it be example of a popularity contest?
Logically, Carleas should have disqualified an unsuitable candidate before the voting began.
It would not look good for him to reject the winner.
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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby James S Saint » Sat May 03, 2014 1:39 pm

Mowk wrote:And once you arrive at the result are you going to further vet the candidate for how they have posted on your website? Perhaps checking for style in how they are able to stick to the pertinence of the topic, or how often they have imparted less then philosophical rigor in their remarks, or will it be example of a popularity contest?

Such subtle assessments are beyond the scope of the people here.
Carleas' approval voting decision was probably the best available choice he could have made under the circumstances.
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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby Carleas » Mon May 05, 2014 4:47 am

I toyed with vetting, and I'm glad it didn't ultimately come up (all the nominees were good candidates). The inclusion of a few guidelines about who could be nominated and who could vote were cludges to get at a similar idea, and I don't think I would have vetoed anyone who could make it through them.

I agree with Phyllo, it would not have looked good to reject the winner. When resorting to a democratic process, it is often the case that the validity of the process is more important than the outcome.
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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby Mowk » Mon May 05, 2014 5:56 am

In some respects I believe it would have not looked bad "on him" at all. That and this, is opinion, Dan is ok; the least 'offensive' of the lot, and it's the religion forum after all. Of coarse, I reserve the imperative to change this opinion as the choice plays out.
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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Wed May 07, 2014 6:22 am

I'm not the least offensive? I actually take a strange little bit of pride in that...lol
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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby Mr Reasonable » Thu May 08, 2014 4:32 am

Mowk wrote:In some respects I believe it would have not looked bad "on him" at all. That and this, is opinion, Dan is ok; the least 'offensive' of the lot, and it's the religion forum after all. Of coarse, I reserve the imperative to change this opinion as the choice plays out.


Where did I rank on the offensive list?
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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby barbarianhorde » Thu May 08, 2014 4:28 pm

Pavlovianmodel why are you not offensive? You definitely offended me with your remarks about my post. Did you see the depression I got into because of it? It was a short but intense depression and it was your fault.

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Re: Thank you Felix/New Moderator Election

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat May 10, 2014 3:55 pm

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