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PST or EST?[edit]

Just a casual note for whoever may be concerned - The notice at the top says "Elections for moderator will open at 7 pm PST, June 29th.", however this edit says 7PM EST. VOXHUMANA 08:06, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Where does it say PST? Peter Urist for Mod! 08:08, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't know how to link to it, but it's the banner at the top. Here's a C&P:
Moderator Elections
Elections for moderator will open at 7 pm PST, June 29th. Please see our election booth to vote.
from Tmtoulouse (Talk), group Site wide (urgent) at 14:46, 29 June 2012
VOXHUMANA 08:10, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Oh, the intercom. I think that's a mistake. It doesn't really matter. Peter Urist for Mod! 08:12, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Trent usually does these things in EST, but even if he meant PST, that's only a few hours' difference. Blue (is useful) 08:44, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Oh I don't think anyone is unduly concerned, I just noticed it so I thought I'd point it out :) VOXHUMANA 09:57, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

When does this fucking thing open?[edit]

I want to vote against Godot, Blue, Sterile and that stupid fucker from En Zed. kthnxbai --MtDPrematurely Indeterminate 14:41, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm. Whate'er. Get out the vote goat!
sterileGoatsforSterile.svgno new information 18:10, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Actually you can't really vote "against" people. The most negative thing you can do is just not vote for them.--Bonny (talk) 20:38, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
That's not precisely true (although it is true for all practical purposes). If you cast votes for all 21 candidates, and if (as in *IF*) the raw data gets released, then giving someone a very low rank can have some minor symbolic value. It will have zero impact on the voting, as it is impossible to get past to the 15th preference round and not have the first seven stabilized. VOXHUMANA 22:56, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Why would giving somebody a low rank have greater "minor symbolic value" than ignoring them completely and not voting for them at all?--Bonny (talk) 07:19, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Because in a non-weighted average preference ranking, a zero vote has no impact, whereas a low ranking vote does. See my talk page for the analysis thus far. In Jan 2012, had there been a preferential voting system rather than an STV, the results would have been quite different. (It's just a talking point, obviously.) VOXHUMANA 07:44, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Symbolic value for who? The raw data looks like this. Nobody is going to analyse it in that much detail after results have been calculated. WěǎšěǐǒǐďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 00:51, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm a professional data analyst, so that would take me less that a few minutes to bang into coherent shape. For my own amusement I'll be doing it as soon as the raw data is released. Average ranking per candidate, that sort of thing. I think people might find it interesting, and even if not, it's no less pointless than a lot of other stuff I do. VOXHUMANA 00:59, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Looking forward to it. I'm sure it will be much better than the ramshackle analysis I did using an Excel spreadsheet after the first mod election. DickTurpis (talk) 03:05, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
When it's open. Scarlet A.pngtheist 01:03, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
*cough* Blue (is useful) 02:29, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
You ready to vote for the boss slate, Blue? Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 03:20, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Open. Tmtoulouse (talk) 03:35, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Just voted. I understand that this is a standard STV system using preferential rankings. Having conducted a few of these ballots by hand, many versions of this system require the elector to allocate a minimum number of preferences (eg: it can be half+1 of the positions vacant or all the vacancies) for his or her vote to be formal. Given the small number of electors and the ability to vote for as few as one candidate, I presume that filling the last 1 or 2 positions will essentially be a pretty random process? (Well pseudo-random), that is the preferences will scatter with no clear trends? --MtDPrematurely Indeterminate 01:17, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Show us the RAW DATA!!![edit]

Just getting in before the rush.Tielec01 (talk) 05:41, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

do you want the actual raw data from the real vote or the falsified raw data I use to hand pick my junta. Tmtoulouse (talk) 18:17, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
We want the bacterial cultures from the Lenski experiment!--User:Brxbrx/sig 18:32, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Gimme your address I will hook you up. Tmtoulouse (talk) 18:34, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Wow, you're going to send me E. coli? Not in its natural habitat, I hope.--User:Brxbrx/sig 18:40, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Nah, I am renowned for my agar work. Tmtoulouse (talk) 18:41, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Can you prove that this so-called "raw data" doesn't really come from Kenya?--Bonny (talk) 19:56, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

If you don't vote Ace[edit]

...I will kill this 2 hour old Ostrich. AceThe Rep Grows Bigger 03:15, 1 July 2012 (UTC) 200px

Ok, however, because you never said which vote of mine goes to you...--il'Dictator Mikal 03:20, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Don't fucking complicate things. Ace #1. AceThe Rep Grows Bigger 03:21, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Ignore the third world heathen; he hasn't the machismo to kill a squab. Slip Dick into your #1 slot! DickTurpis (talk) 03:24, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Vote Blue and support my master plan to overthrow the RW Foundation and destroy RW as we know it! Blue #3 gets you lands and a knighthood under the new regime, Blue #2 gets you a lordship, and Blue #1 lets you ride my dragons. Blue (pester) 04:28, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
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Mmmmmm.... ostrich. Yum. sterilesporadic heavy hitter 12:12, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Is it too late to nominate Brxbrx?[edit]

That guy really sick himself. El TajDon't make me do stuff 11:11, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm afraid nominations are closed, SJ. Besides, I would have declined.--User:Brxbrx/sig 12:12, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Wait, El Taj is SuperJosh? Jesus Christ why do people have to constantly change their names and confuse me? DickTurpis (talk) 12:30, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
I did have a note on my talkpage explaining this development but I removed it after a month as I thought this highly important news would spread. It's on RWW anyway. I'm also Goonie, Crundy, ADK, Sophie, Human and, on Wednesdays and every other weekend, Brxbrx. El TajDon't make me do stuff 12:39, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
I concur. He is, in fact, me. It's been one giant hoax we've played on RW for years now! Lord of Reckless Noise Hooray! I'm helping! 12:39, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Funny, I don't tend to peruse random users talkpages on a daily basis. Must have missed the scuttlebutt besides (I'm always out of the loop). Good to see you're still around, anyway. I was thinking you'd flown the coop. DickTurpis (talk) 12:46, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Don't feel bad, half the time I don't even know who I am. --Kels (talk) 05:14, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Can I be Ace for the day? CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:32, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
I thought you already were Ace every other week? Lord of Reckless Noise Hooray! I'm helping! 12:39, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
No, Ace is in me every other week. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 12:41, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Tried that. He wouldn't fit. rpeh •TCE 12:45, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Exit polls[edit]

Seriously. The rest of you eastern Europeans better watch your step too! — Unsigned, by: Cracker / talk / contribs

We have exit polls? Scarlet A.pngpostate 17:50, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
When does this thing close? 7pm EST, 7pm PST, whenever Trent remembers between now and tomorrow afternoon...? Blue (pester) 21:41, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
PST apparently. Тytalk 21:43, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Without Cretinous Incompetent there was no candidate that truly represented me. This two party system of assholes and aspies really limits my voting choices. Tielec01 (talk) 23:11, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Oh dear, however will I sleep peacefully knowing of this grave injustice. Scarlet A.pngsshole 23:23, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm always with you in spirit. Cretinous incompetent (talk) 00:15, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
That's what the business at rww is, effectively. Peter HFB2 23:26, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Exit lithuanians too[edit]

Ukraine is next. Blue (pester) 23:36, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

ho ho ho. AceThe Rep Grows Bigger 23:46, 5 July 2012 (UTC)