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Jul. 23rd, 2008 @ 09:16 am Revolution?
legomymalfoy was elected to the LiveJournal Advisory Board to represent the interests of Live Journal users. Promptly upon being elected she closed off all means of users communicating with her. You cannot ask her questions. You cannot make suggestions. She has also not posted anything on votes she has cast, meeting minutes, or any other way of determining she is representing us in the way users really want.

Therefore I am doing this informal no confidence vote. Please vote how you feel about our current representation and how you feel your representative should interact with the community.

Poll #1228353 Livejournal user representation.

Do you think the user representative should have to leave a published communication channel open for questions, comments, and suggestions?

Yes
500(98.4%)
No
8(1.6%)

Do you think the advisory board meetings should have their minutes posted so users can be sure they are being represented in the fashion the want?

Yes
493(97.8%)
No
11(2.2%)

Once elected, legomymalfoy closed off her journal and all forms of reaching her to ask questions and make suggestions on LJ policies. Do you think...

...legomymalfoy is doing a good job.
8(1.6%)
think legomymalfoy should be more open to communication with users.
110(21.7%)
legomymalfoy has show no interest in listening to users and should be impeached.
389(76.7%)


PLEASE pass this poll on to your friends. While it is an unofficial poll, the more people who vote, the more likely action will be taken in whatever direction the poll goes.

Thanks!

[Update: For full disclosure, I posted a link to this in the following places:

And I posted on to ljunited, but the moderators have not let it through yet.

Please pass the poll on to anyone you think will be interested.
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[Update 2: marta says LJ will be implementing means of communicating with the LJAB: http://community.livejournal.com/ljspeaks/17622.html?thread=568022#t568022]

[Update 3: raggedyman has formed userdom_counts, a community with the express point showing solidarity for those who feel the User Rep should be talking with her constituency.]

[Update 4: legomymalfoy speaks! http://legomymalfoy.livejournal.com/593395.html Still no means of asking her questions, making comments, or offering susggestions. In other words, she still has no interest in listening to her users.]

[Update 5: cambler brings up some good points. http://cambler.livejournal.com/987773.html]
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From:qfemale
Date:July 23rd, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
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We're about 10 votes in and I honestly would be surprised if the results changed much.
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From:jacqueline1776
Date:July 23rd, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
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If you have the time, another good way to promote it would be to post a link and brief explanation as a reply to the comments on the official election community posts, since the people leaving those comments are obviously interested in the election.
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From:gillen
Date:July 24th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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Bonus points if we can get Dennis Kucinich to introduce the measure
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From:randomposting
Date:July 24th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Mind if I spread this along?

I'm afraid I'll sound like sour grapes, but I think it's completely inappropriate that Legomymalfoy doesn't have an open forum for users concerns.
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From:adameros
Date:July 24th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Please do. I hope to run this for a week, then send the results to whoever will listen. Hopefully she opens herself up to communication, or we get her out and someone in who is interested in listening to their constituents.
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From:randomposting
Date:July 24th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I know we're not the only oes frustrated with the complete and utter lack of communication.
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From:raggedyman
Date:July 25th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
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Can sock puppets vote or do we want this one to be fair?
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From:adameros
Date:July 25th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
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I would prefer fair, but I don't think there is anyway to realistically stop Sifl and Olie from voting.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 28th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
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You might post a notice over at ljsqueaks ljspeaks.
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From:adameros
Date:July 28th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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I made a post, but the mods haven't cleared it yet. Given it is a referendum vote on an individual, they might view it as an attack on that person and not allow it to be posted. Hopefully they let it through.

Thanks!
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From:adameros
Date:July 28th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Get the word out about the vote. The more people that vote, the more likely something will happen.
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From:mementomei
Date:July 28th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Good luck, but since when does LJ listen to the used users? I have no reason to believe that the election was fair to begin with.
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From:component
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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I understand why someone would want to close off their journal after being elected, especially if it's a personal journal (not sure if it is in LegoMyMalfoy's case, but you know), but upon doing so, they definitely should open up another channel where questions/suggestions/feedback can be directed. An elected representative of the house of representatives usually has a website where you can send them letters and stuff like that, so it should be the same with LJ in my opinion.

That said, I don't think they should be impeached. If petitioning legomyfalfoy for more communication does not work, then I would definitely want something done. That said to impeach means "to bring charges against", so just because someone is impeached it doesn't mean they will be convicted or kicked out of office. A lot of people don't actually understand the definition of the word so I think this should be explained.
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From:adameros
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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As you can see here, http://community.livejournal.com/ljunited/7292.html, people have been trying to reach her, with no luck.

Thanks for the correction on "impeach." I took it to generally mean, "throw someone out of an elected position".
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From:component
Date:July 29th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
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yeah i actually thought that for a long time, myself. it's a common misconception, methinks.
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From:brokenchains
Date:July 29th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
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-nods-.. Like Clinton was impeached because he had charges filed against him, but was not voted out of the white house. When that happened, lots of government teachers would argue still what the definition of impeachment is.
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From:tomlemos
Date:August 3rd, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
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I think the proper term is recall.
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From:component
Date:August 3rd, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
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i believe you are correct. we had a recall on our governor.
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From:raggedyman
Date:July 31st, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
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You may be interested to know that her reaction to someone trying to draw her attention to the current situation is to freak out in an over-dramatic manner
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From:adameros
Date:July 31st, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I think next years campaign slogan should be "Anyone BUT legomymalfoy."

Why did she run for the position if she is this opposed to any interaction with users?
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From:raggedyman
Date:July 31st, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
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because she didn't want Jameth to win imo, that and an overpowering sense of right and self importance.

Oh yeah, and if anyone reading this would like to join userdom_counts after they have voted here it would be rather spiffy.

Edited at 2008-08-02 04:52 pm (UTC)
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From:adameros
Date:August 2nd, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
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D'oh!

Fixed.
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From:not_han_solo
Date:August 3rd, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
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My initial thought was you should append "in bed" after each question but maybe it would be better "in bed raping fictional harry potter characters"
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 5th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
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cambler has noted ( http://cambler.livejournal.com/987773.html ) that the AB rep elected by the Russian users is being far more forthcoming that legomymalfoy says is allowed. One interpretation is that the Russian is violating his NDA, with the administrators failing to notice and locked him down; the other is that legomymalfoy is simply lying.

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