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Let's get this shit show on the shit road. Does anyone know how to use this thing? Tielec01 (talk) 02:11, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Nope. We're doomed! (talk) 02:12, 13 November 42015 AQD (UTC)
How about a postal ballot then? :) --TheroadtoWiganPier (talk) 02:24, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
I vote goat. --Cosmikdebris (talk) 02:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

4 days early tho FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 02:54, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

So no-one knows how to operate the election booth? Tielec01 (talk) 03:02, 13 November 2015 (UTC)


Does anyone actually know how to make it run? Paravant? Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 17:57, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

I somehow feel confident DG does, but polls officially open at a bad time of day for him I'd imagine. WalkerWalkerWalker 17:59, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I gave myself all of the rights and looked around and couldn't find things that make other things work, so I assume that it requires blood sacrifices and chanting in British caves, so it's Davids job. Or trent if we could ever get him to surface. --"Paravant" Talk & Contribs 18:07, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Has anyone poked David yet? Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 22:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Arka... okay sorry that's a bad joke. Umm... no. WalkerWalkerWalker 22:40, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I HAVE NO IDEA - David Gerard (talk) 22:55, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Did anyone try prayer? Godspeed. Carpetsmoker (talk) 22:57, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I prayed to Goat and got this. WalkerWalkerWalker 23:19, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
What's the matter with you people? You can't just pray to the goat. Dig out the entrails and read them FFS.---Mona- (talk) 23:28, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Will the pacwalker thing work? Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 00:42, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

PacWalker does not know or have a way to test it, and David, who could try it, is "4 meads down" and not going to attempt, so a momentary chill pill may be in order. WalkerWalkerWalker 01:22, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Um... there should be a SpecialElection.php file with the code that controls the behavior of the poll booth. Now that requires server access to actually examine, but it shouldn't be hard to understand once found. David, if you're too busy to figure out the details, please send me that source file in an email or something, and I'll figure out what needs to be done. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 21:22, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

`Speaking of the 2015 moderator elections[edit]

Since the voting booth is not open by the time it was supposed to have been opened, I propose we extend the voting deadline by, at least, a few days as a result. It isn't fair to have the period to vote shortened simply because of technical issues. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 04:24, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

GOONIE!!! You aren't supposed to bust out the socks until voting starts. *kidding, kidding WalkerWalkerWalker 04:32, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Lol, I assure you that Reckless Noise Symphony is the only account of mine that is registered to vote. Gooniepunk (talk) 04:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
As far as I'm aware there's no "register" for moderator elections and anyone with 75+ edits & 3+ months onsite is eligible to vote. However, since even this aspect isn't stated anywhere it really isn't very transparent. WẽãšẽĩõĩďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 08:26, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
While I didn't know that, I trusted there was no ill intent/effect-to-be. I was just goobing around, don't worry. WalkerWalkerWalker 04:45, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Does anybody active know how to run the voting booth or do we have to somehow wake Trent? --"Paravant" Talk & Contribs 05:09, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Looks like PacWalker found Nx's old notes for it and gave them to Gerard. We'll see if (when David is a bit more sober) it works after David has had a chance to work with it. The election booth is a MediaWiki extension, after all, so there is a manual if needed. Gooniepunk (talk) 05:38, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Real men don't read manuals (or take backups) - real men cry a lot... Or so my dear old dad tells me. ScepticWombat (talk) 06:16, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
I'm not convinced that's the right manual, especially given the reference to a nonexistent special page. WalkerWalkerWalker 06:18, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
So... given as the polls are open, I presume Goonie's suggestion was taken; how late will they stay open? SockTheory 06:08, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
I mean I'll be refraining from the ballot no matter what, but hey. SockTheory 06:31, 23 November 2015 (UTC)