reply to post by beezzer
1. Do you think a world-view discussion is necessary for the Regent position? Why?
Absolutely. ATS is a global community. If this was a closed forum limited to members of the United States, I'd disagree, but this is the year 2012,
the age of the internet, and we share information worldwide. This planet isn't getting any smaller, but communication barriers are. My campaign is
about being open-minded to the possibilities that other people don't think the same way as you or I do, they have a different heritage, a different
geographical location, and different issues that face them in their day to day lives. We all come to this forum to share those experiences.
Think about it for a moment. Where did you go for the latest information when the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan? How many UFO videos
have you debunked originating in the UK or Australia? A mysterious spiral in Norway? You found that information right here, provided by other
members, and in the process, we all learn a bit more about the world around us. In this day and age we can't afford to be narrow minded, not when we
have valuable resources such as ATS to share.
2. How would you differentiate yourself between the other candidates approaches to this position? What makes you unique?
I think I am demonstrating that. I am running an honest campaign, differentiating myself to appeal to a wider audience, one that represents a better
demographic of the many members here. I am trying to avoid the popularity tactics, or appealing to a relationship with the site owners and
moderation. There's more to a political campaign than just appealing to a few individuals. You need to have that broader world-view, where each and
every member is a real person to you, not just a group of people who star your posts. Everyone has an equal voice here on ATS, and as a candidate for
Regent I'd like everyone to know that they are an equally valued member. Denying ignorance is a goal to achieve, and it sometimes takes a while when
you first join this forum. Just remember that even the best members here started out with a single post.
I'm unique? Not really. I'm no different than the next person who posts a comment after I do. I do however, tend to be a realist. I can see the
world around me, and being a fellow conspiracy theorist, I can extrapolate hundreds of different scenarios that leads to the demise of the human race.
Can I as an individual do anything about it? Not really. Every seed needs planted before it can grow, so I travel through life planting seeds of
reality, waiting and watching to see which ones grow, and which ones don't. I've learned to cultivate knowledge and grow a garden of wisdom.
3. How would ATS benefit from your leadership?
As Regent I think ATS would best be served by helping individuals on a one on one basis, especially focusing of the newer members. When you plant a
seed, it needs a certain amount of attention, and often times I see members get frustrated, offer wild speculations, or sometimes actually morph into
trolls. Since the Regent will have no actual powers or abilities, I feel the role will be best suited to helping people make better threads, teaching
them the way ATS functions, how to use the search function, and helping people to better understand the T&Cs. When I first joined, I looked around
wide-eyed, wondering where to begin, and I found my way around, but only through trial and error. Can a function of the Regent be creating "tutorial"
threads? The elected Regent should have that responsibility. Sure, most senior members know how to use the search function, or post up old links
that explains bbcode, but ATS has evolved over the years, and in fact, is still evolving. Would the Regent monitor new functions (such as the ATS
uploads), and write plain english "tutorial" threads for those who know nothing about HTML? Those a just a few of my ideas.
Being a leader doesn't mean sitting on a throne bragging about your title. It means getting down in the trenches, getting dirty, and actually being
helpful. It requires patience, kindheartedness, the desire to help others, and the ability to actually do so.
I'd like to thank Beezzer for the opportunity to participate in this debate.
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