posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 09:50 AM
reply to post by Chadwickus
been loving how this Regent election has captured the imagination of so many ATSers.
Quite amazing, isn't it?
Beezzer's idea turned into an extremely interesting experiment. Some great minds have joined in, as it released the creativity of so many. To be
honest, when I started to participate, I looked at it as just a funny idea that reminded me of the Tinfoil Hat Contest. No real prizes, no real
agendas, pure honest enjoyment for a very few participants.
But then it gained Momentum. Candidates and helping members popped up from everywhere. Different ideas started flowing. Commercial ads, interviews,
questions for candidates, platform definitions, really...this idea turned into a Monster !!
Personally, and only speaking for myself here, the Election process has opened me up a bit. I came out with Questions for Candidates when I thought
that platforms were being a bit too general and not too much ATS oriented and was really expecting very little answers. Surprise, surprise !! For the
first time since I joined this site, I've done some background work. Wanting more answers from other participants that hadn't given their opinions
yet, I had the pleasure (and patience
) of messaging everyone privately, asking if they wished to join in. And it worked. Then I helped out
OpinionatedB in the same manner. I now see that OB has had some more interviews due to this little background work I did. And it brings a different
kind of satisfaction. For the first time since joining this site, I feel that I not only participated but was an integral part of it
. And I
like that feeling a lot !!
So, once again, two big thumbs up to Beezzer for an awesome idea and the courage to bring it forth, two big thumbs up to Gimme_some_Truth who has kept
his focus throughout the ongoing process and many many thumbs up to all candidates and members alike, who have made this experiment an experience I
shall remember for a long long time !
Keep it up !!