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Old Oct 13, 12, 9:57 am
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TB 2012 elections?

Isn't it time to "throw the bums out"? (Err, uh, I mean announce the new TalkBoard elections.)

Fortunately, the biggest bum ever to serve on TB (me) has permanently disqualified himself, saying that he doesn't feel that anyone should serve more than two terms.

Still, new blood (and new opinions) is always good and hence, each year, I look forward to the chance to select TB members.
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Old Oct 13, 12, 5:08 pm
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I'll be announcing dates within the next two weeks. If you're reading this thread, start thinking now about throwing your hat in the ring.
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Old Oct 18, 12, 2:32 pm
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We begin the call for candidates Monday. The application page goes live at that time.

http://www.flyertalk.com/talkthevote/apply.php
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Old Oct 24, 12, 5:19 pm
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Does anyone have questions for the candidates? Send them to me at [email protected]
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Old Oct 24, 12, 11:24 pm
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Old Oct 24, 12, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Football Fan View Post
Hello .
I would endorse you immediately, but it would probably cost you the election.
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Old Oct 25, 12, 4:01 am
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Originally Posted by Dovster View Post

I would endorse you immediately, but it would probably cost you the election.
I'll second that.

I will however offer to run the Fundraising side of things. All donations made by PayPal to me will be GUARANTEED to (largely) get to the campaign slush fund. Honest.

Only modest expenses will be retained by me. For instance, This year I have cut back to SQ Business Class, from United First, for all official fundraising Candidate flights.
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Old Oct 25, 12, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Football Fan View Post
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Hmm... will a name change the something vaguely appealing to the Americana swing the vote?
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Old Oct 25, 12, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Hmm... will a name change the something vaguely appealing to the Americana swing the vote?


They might think I mean "their" football .
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Old Oct 25, 12, 8:01 am
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Hmm... will a name change the something vaguely appealing to the Americana swing the vote?
I figured it meant he got disbarred.
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Old Oct 25, 12, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by RichMSN View Post
I figured it meant he got disbarred.
Wouldn't that make him ineligible for TalkBoard? I understand that all your decisions are made after sufficient time at a bar.
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Old Oct 25, 12, 3:43 pm
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Throwing my hat in the ring for TB this year. Apparently I'm candidate number 306

http://www.flyertalk.com/talkthevote/?candidate=306

Ask me anything.
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Old Oct 25, 12, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by evanderm View Post
Throwing my hat in the ring for TB this year. Apparently I'm candidate number 306

http://www.flyertalk.com/talkthevote/?candidate=306

Ask me anything.
LOL - well if you're candidate # 306 (ie, 305 before you) that would be the first in FT history.

Once the call for candidates closes on Nov 1st, the Community Director will post ALL the candidates profiles/platforms, etc, so FTers voting will know the background/platform of the various candidates.

FWIW - This is my first term & it ends next month. I will run one more time, and then term out (both self-imposed & then via the rules I helped put in place). I'll put my application in before the deadline. Right now I'm actually doing some 'real-life' stuff.

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Old Oct 25, 12, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Football Fan View Post
Hello .
Weren't you on the Talk Board a couple years ago?
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Old Oct 26, 12, 3:17 am
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Weren't you on the Talk Board a couple years ago?
A few years ago, yes.
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