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Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by bestintentions
is ...... .......is voting compulsory on ATS ?
But if you don't. . . . . . . . . a mod will come to your house and yell at your houseplants until they turn yellow and sad.
No, thank you. It is an honor to have this opportunity to express my views.
The position is entirely symbolic, and carries no formal authority or duties. That said, it is my belief that the Regent can, by modelling appropriate behavior in terms of his/her/its posts, raise the "tone"of ATS, making it a more civil place for open minded discussion.
My dedication to critical thinking and compassion for others would hopefully inspire others to strive for similar values.
All citizens should strive to the highest degree of good citizenship. By being elected Regent, one is simply singled out as "First Among Equals," a purely symbolic acknowledgement exemplary form.
Absolutely. Being able to accept others for who they are is an important aspect of compassion. As Voltaire famously said: "Although I disagree with what you say, I will fight for your right to say it."
None whatsoever. Banishment is meted out by the ATS staff based on violations of ATS's Terms and Conditions. We are all responsible for our own actions.
Whether or not we win the election is not the point. What matters is that we stay true to our philosophy.
I would wear a purple silk kimono when I post. Other than that, I would continue to promote lucidity wherever possible.
I cannot honestly answer that question, as I have never been in that situation before.
Thank you for your interview. I have been busy and have yet to write down my political platform. It will come within the next several days.
The regent will simply guide the greater community through hardships and pain. The office of regency is not a place to legislate news laws or broker deals for your buddies, it is a position of leadership and that is what the community will stand for.
A clear and level individual that listens not only to two sides but all sides of any debate about a topic. Then i will consult with my advisors and based on all forms of input i will come to a correct decision on where to take this great community. I will simply be the people's voice. Nothing more, nothing less.
I can and will. By holding someone else back just because they are different you are holding yourself back. You need that person working at optimal efficiency and discriminating against them hinders their growth and I in turn will have information and knowledge to gather.
I will make sure that those affected are foremost as safe as can by. And if possible without risking their life, please report on the events as they unfold so we can once again further our own perspective during the conflict.
Thank you O.B Waters.
I'd like to think that the ideas I have created are shared with a vast number of "open-minded" and young individuals like myself. At 24 year's old, I'm probably one of the young candidates. But make no mistake, I have a lot of contacts around the world from the USA, to Australia who have been really influential in the build-up to this election and it's my aim to pass on this influence to ATS and the member's who contribute to the community.
I'm not sure about falling behind, my team haven't gone into any great detailing regarding the opposition. We're focusing on our own party. Yes I do think the debate forums will make a great platform for sharing our opinions.
I have been extremely busy working with other communities in my other line of work: Web Design. However we've set out some key points of interest for the Party, and open-minded individuals will recognise that fact.
Absolutely. Our party has set out some guideline agendas...however we are always "open" to input from Party members if it is of interest and benefit to the wider ATS community.
I'd be on the dog and bone within a flash and working hard with ATS Superiors to address the fundamental problem and break-down the members who are A) Causing the Trouble, and B) Victims of the Trouble.
As mentioned in the recent debate thread, the 50 Shades Of Debate Party are ABSOLUTELY against Bullying, and we have no time for Trolling. Both of these agendas are typically the root cause of most wars within the ATS virtual world.
It's clear for me to see that the well known members on here seem to be able to have a clear platform to stand on and promote their own efforts in a short space of time. The content coming from X Members are fantastic, however they is a lot of quality content coming from members who are perhaps new to the community which are often over-shadowed and chewed to bits just because they're in-experience at posting questions in a particular way which wasn't to the taste of hardened members.
I want to be a Regent who gives EVERYBODY the opportunity to create a thread with no fear of it been shot down within 5 minutes. I want to highlight threads that go missing inside 5 minutes because they've posting at an extremely busy time of day. I want to be the "shoulders" so-to-speak that member's can stand on, look over the wall and shout "HEY I'M OVER HERE GUYS, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!"
In most aspects of life, and certainly in business like I am myself, they are some fundamental points you must stick to. "Trust" is the foundation of any long-term relationship, but first of all you have to KNOW someone, LIKE someone and TRUST someone. I want to be able to come across as an out-going and trustworthy Regent for every member, from new to old.
Yours In Good Faith,
ATS REGENT CANDIDATE - Chris Dickinson of the 50 Shades of Debate Party.