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Never was good at holding shit in.

Cryptic puzzle solved - I can't believe I am actually thinking about running for the board for a SM organization.

But I seriously think good things can happen. I'm sure this will get eyebrows raised in certain individuals... and it is you I want to talk to. :-)

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coyotegoth
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
First, teaching peeps to smoke- and now this. Where will it end, I ask you...?
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coyotegoth
Apr. 8th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Peeps (the candy birds)- witness his icon; the fiend records his depravity!
chixalfred
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
Is it an organization I am a member of?
boymeat
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Nope.
alanesq
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
You've already run for the Board of an S/M Organization... and even served a year.

And what a fun year it was... ;)
boymeat
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
And I'd have a harder task at this one.
alanesq
Apr. 8th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
If you feel the organization is in trouble, then by all means, do what you can to help out. One can choose to stand by or take a chance and make a contribution.

You certainly know the risks and downsides. Good luck.
redwitch
Apr. 8th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
may the gods have mercy on your soul.

jaspamaster
Apr. 8th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
Based on your past performance then why bother.
Itsa headache you dont really need.
boymeat
Apr. 8th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
Please do not comment in my journal again.

Thanks.
alanesq
Apr. 8th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
wow... still winning friends and influencing people...

Actually, Dov makes a great point and represents the reason why people should run for leadership positions. He represents the "old" way of how S/m organizations operated. (i.e. an endless cycle of personal wars and petty conflicts). Remember, the thrown chairs, kicked in doors and various temper tantrums? If no sane and rational people run for the leadership positions of an organization, the members are forced to vote for people like that. As a result, the whole organization suffers.

However, if sane and qualified people run, the membership will usually vote for them and reject those dysfunctional people who hurt the organization. Hence, simply by running, you help the organization by giving the membership the choice to accept the new and reject the old.

Again... good luck...
aillecat
Apr. 8th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)
If people did more of this with this specific person, the LJ world would be much quieter:

* If you want to ban a specific LiveJournal user without having to delete one of their comments, you can ban them using the Admin Console (http://www.livejournal.com/admin/console/). First, make sure you are already logged in, then go to the console and enter this command:

ban_set [user]

Do not enter the [ or ] symbols; these are only for reference purposes. Replace [user] with the username of the person you want to ban.
whipartist
Apr. 8th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
If you want to get hauled away in a straitjacket, you can probably just find some people and ask them nicely.
haptotrope
Apr. 8th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
*raises eyebrows* but well, sometimes folks just wanna do some good... I'm focusing my goodness energy elsewhere... and had I not had that outlet, I'd be back in the SM activisim pool, jiggety jig.

I sometimes wonder if things would rock more if I was still involved...(I'm not certain that it does) (rock, that is) But sometimes you just need a break, let your fingers get un-prunny and then get back in the water...

Good luck!
aillecat
Apr. 8th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
If its what I think it is, I think you can do some good there. You've got enough history to hold respect, and you're young enough (within that group) to bring some fresh new ideas to the table.

I know another friend on that board is about fed up and probably won't run, so the young'uns have to have *some* representation.
sirkenandsubg
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Good Luck
Good Luck if you go through with it. I have always been of the mindset that if you don't take the time and make the sacrifices to contribute, you shouldn't complain when things are not as you would like to see. I give you credit for looking for solutions, and offer the suggestion are there things that you can do short of being on the board (which I am sure is a huge time committment which no one ever has) such as chairing a committee, event, or attempting to influence those setting the direction by putting personal feelings aside and befriending them more outside the organization?

- K

nyssimi
Apr. 8th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
Follow your heart and if you decide to run for the board, good luck with it.
redhead_sue
Apr. 11th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know whether to say good luck, or god bless, or god help you. :)

Seriously, any board would be lucky to have you on it. If you choose to do this, good luck.
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