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Isn't it time for a FBTB mayoral election?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junsier wrote:
Why Hawaii?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, no chance of me running. If I was mayor, the forums would collapse in a week. My vote goes to the first person to give me a cookie!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who weren't here during the last election, here are a few links to help you understand what the process is.

Phase one : you have to be nominated by a number of fellow FBTBers
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=11930

Phase two : those who got nominated get to run their campaign
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=12131

Phase three : candidates confirm their place on the ballot
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=12668

Phase four : people vote
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=12865

Also, if you read the campaign thread carefully, you'll see that this isn't at all serious. It is all a big fat inflated joke, and at the end, the winner gets to be called FBTB mayor for one year (custom title under your name like the one Iceman actually has).

That's it. No real power, no change in your status on the forums.

Also, it's important to say that the winner is not necessarely the most popular. It's just the one who did the best campaign in the time allowed.

Remember : the point of all this is to have fun and have a good laugh at what the different candidates are going to imagine (and mainly photoshopped Wink) to win our votes. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daz Hoo wrote:
For those who weren't here during the last election, here are a few links to help you understand what the process is.

Phase one : you have to be nominated by a number of fellow FBTBers
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=11930

Phase two : those who got nominated get to run their campaign
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=12131

Phase three : candidates confirm their place on the ballot
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=12668

Phase four : people vote
http://www.fbtbforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=12865

Also, if you read the campaign thread carefully, you'll see that this isn't at all serious. It is all a big fat inflated joke, and at the end, the winner gets to be called FBTB mayor for one year (custom title under your name like the one Iceman actually has).

That's it. No real power, no change in your status on the forums.

Also, it's important to say that the winner is not necessarely the most popular. It's just the one who did the best campaign in the time allowed.

Remember : the point of all this is to have fun and have a good laugh at what the different candidates are going to imagine (and mainly photoshopped Wink) to win our votes. Very Happy


Phase five: ???

Phase Six: PROFIT!!!!1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11Numb, here you go!

I'm am so totally counting on that vote!
    - Aaron

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm am so totally counting on that vote!

But you ain't considered the moat
And you won't be able to float
And eventually you'll be toa't.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh noes!!!!11!1!!!one!!!!!!!
I've been toa'ted!!!!eleven!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah! You ruined my rhyming,
No I must show off my bling!



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinkin' about this the other day.

Hmm, nice to see an interest in the thing though...

-Ken

(who organized all the other elections because he know's he's not popular and/or funny enough to actually win them)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd run for Mayor... if only because my Italian bretheren would lynch me for not trying to attain an elected office... ::D:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Austin wrote:
Hey Magnum, bring me back some.


And don't forget the ol' duzledorf. And your tab at the club, I mean don't expect me to run all those license plates for free, pally.

Chow,

Rick


EDIT:

I'll run by the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthestormtrooper wrote:
What would the power/responsibilities of the mayor be?


Hah. Rolling Eyes Zip. Zilch. Nada. Zero. Responsibility, that is! Very Happy

Now, "power"? Heheheheh. I'd call it... "influence". Twisted Evil

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The FBTB Mayoral Election is a little slice of craziness that occurs every so often where a FBTB Mayor is elected (or, in the case of the first ever election, two Co-Mayors {Austin and Darth Sillyus}). Just stay tuned... when these events are upcoming, you'll know.


...I missed out on the previous one but this sounds pretty cool Daz.


Actually, i think we've had 3 or 4 of these now. <thinks hard> Well, 3 for sure and possibly one or two others i can't remember.

The first one was memorable because it was totally uncharted waters. Darth Duck had this crazy idea & we all went for it not knowing what the "real" goal was. Other than to be as funny as possible, and to win what was essentially a popularity contest.

(To see some of the very first election's propaganda from the Austin/Petey Troutican/Floundercrat Coalition's campaign, clicky HERE.)

That was a real blast. Mostly because it wasn't taken too-too seriously. Despite the usual mudslinging Razz & back-stabbing Twisted Evil which is essential to any election Wink , we all tried to keep a sense of humour about it. I do remember the actual announcement of who won (us) being completely anti-climactic. Once the campaigning was done it was like- yeah, so now what? Do we DO anything?

Actually, we (Austin & i) didn't even get custom "Co-Mayor" titles! Sad

But there wasn't really a "re-election" that i can remember. Austin & i just kept going for a 2nd year. Midway thru i left the boards due to illness & Austin was on his own. Then he had enough, and sorta tossed in the hat. There was an attempt at a 2nd election, but it got ridiculous & collapsed in on itself. And there was obviously last year's, which Iceman won.

Maybe the Floundercrats will one day rise again from the murky depths...

??????
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthestormtrooper wrote:
What would the power/responsibilities of the mayor be?


Well...
1st prize: A ride in Austin's brand, new Imagine-C XR-500.
2nd prize: -$1,000 + being a lab rat for our mad scientist.
3rd prize: -$750 + being banned by the Collinator

Some might say that the 2nd and 3rd prizes are bad. This is to discourage members running. Thus, John gets a monopoly on FBTB Mayor positions. But, don't consider it completely "bad" to get the 2nd and 3rd prize, because it is an honor to be banned by the Collinator... I'll let you decide with the scientist part.

Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess there's no harm in running for mayor.
Although I'll probably get no votes Razz
Thanks..

~Hamish~
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~Hamish~ wrote:
I guess there's no harm in running for mayor.
Although I'll probably get no votes Razz
Thanks..

~Hamish~


In my opinion, that last half of the post is a great way to NOT get elected.

I know I'm not going to vote for someone who whines about not winning, before the election even begins.
Just run, do your best, and be happy whatever the out come is. Last election, we didn't whine about not winning before it even started, I had a blast, even when I found out I didn't win.

And the last part of your post just gets on my nerves. I don't know why, so don't take it to heart. Razz

Thanks..

~Turkish~

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pm me for... campaign details.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this sounds like fun. I'm in.

So what kind of campaigning ought we do? Modified sigs, or do we go as far as posting about how great we are?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ConanTheLibrarian89 wrote:
I think this sounds like fun. I'm in.

So what kind of campaigning ought we do? Modified sigs, or do we go as far as posting about how great we are?

You don't get to create new threads. There's a dedicated thread made for everyone to post their communist propaganda. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hereby announce my running for candidacy for Mayor of FBTB! I will be looking for a campaign manager, so PM me to try to impress me into allowing you to ride in on my coattail! I was GOING to ask Scitvs, but of course HE has to run against me! Witty Photoshop skills are a must!

I skipped out of the first election due to personal issues, but I am now ready to run for and become Mayor!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto on that, or do we have to be elected or voted before we can even considder running.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, guys guys...

Stop announcing your intentions to run or not to run. The nominations haven't started yet.

Instead, you guys should work PRIVATELY (meaning not publicly, but rather by email, PM or IM) on making some allies and developping what your strategies are going to be.

Remember : anyone can run, but last time around, at least six (6) other members also had to nominate you for you to become a candidate in the next phase.

So if I were you, I would start by asking my friends PRIVATELY who they are going to support.

P.S. I would also like to mention that last time around, Iceman wasn't the first one out of the "campaining" gates, and yet he won... So take it slow...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ditto on that, or do we have to be elected or voted before we can even considder running.


I think we are allowed to announce that we'd like to be nominated...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew wrote:
~Hamish~ wrote:
I guess there's no harm in running for mayor.
Although I'll probably get no votes Razz
Thanks..

~Hamish~


In my opinion, that last half of the post is a great way to NOT get elected.

I know I'm not going to vote for someone who whines about not winning, before the election even begins.
Just run, do your best, and be happy whatever the out come is. Last election, we didn't whine about not winning before it even started, I had a blast, even when I found out I didn't win.

And the last part of your post just gets on my nerves. I don't know why, so don't take it to heart. Razz

Thanks..

~Turkish~

Wink

Yeah I know what you mean, but that's kind of why I put the Razz there, but anyway I don't want to start an argument. Confused
Anyways I was considering taking that end bit out seen as ~Hamish~ is now my username.
Back on topic..
I'm just gonna try my best, and work backstage to help my running! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew wrote:
And the last part of your post just gets on my nerves. I don't know why, so don't take it to heart.


Are you talking about the little squiggly things on either side of his name?

Cuz I like em. In fact, I'm using them all day. Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RebelRock wrote:
Andrew wrote:
And the last part of your post just gets on my nerves. I don't know why, so don't take it to heart.


Are you talking about the little squiggly things on either side of his name?

Cuz I like em. In fact, I'm using them all day. Razz

~Rocko~


Meh. I can live with that. It's mainly the "Thanks.."... But like I said, no big deal.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cuz I like em. In fact, I'm using them all day. Razz
They're like a mustache, an mustaches make you look manly. It's a proven fact.

It even makes the smileys look manly! Check it out!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nope, I'm not seeing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePlasticJedi wrote:
Joedward wrote:
Ditto on that, or do we have to be elected or voted before we can even considder running.


I think we are allowed to announce that we'd like to be nominated...


Normally that's one of the things I crack down on, so I'll crack down on it now. All requests to date are granmdfathered in so you're safe, but there will be a thread soon, and then we can get going.

The purpose of this thread should be something to build anticipation, actual electing can wait until the nomination thread goes live.

And no PlasticJedi, I'm not picking on you, (I only pick on Collin) your post just made the best segueway.

Stay Tuned.

Darth Duck, Chairman (and only member*) of the FBTBCMEC (From Bricks To Bothans Community Mayoral Electoral Commision).

We may also get some special FBTBCNN election coverage. Smile

*Anyone wanna help? PM me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clearing that up!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elections..Oh boy, this should be good. Wink Seriously good luck to the canidates and I hope to see some major campaign action!
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