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Monday, January 16, 2012

CSM6 Incumbents

Last year at this time, I wrote a little post that I kept updated through January and February indicating which CSM5 members had publicly declared they were going to run for CSM6.  With that in mind, I give you 2012's version, starting today.  Here are the current CSM6 members who have and have not said they will be running for CSM7.

CSM6 members who have said in public they are running:

CSM6 members who have said in public they're not running:

Unannounced:
  • Killer2
  • Vile Rat
  • Krutoj (alternate)

This post will be updated as I learn more.

EDIT (16/Jan/2012): Trebor is running, announced below in the comments.
EDIT (16/Jan/2012): Two Step is running, announced below in the comments.
EDIT (17/Jan/2012): Seleene is running, announced below in the comments.
EDIT (20/Jan/2012): Meissa is running, announced on his blog.
EDIT (26/Jan/2012): Prom is running, announced on FHC.
EDIT (31/Jan/2012): Elise is running, according to Mittens.
EDIT (2/Feb/2012): White Tree is not running, announced on Beer with Bolton.
EDIT (8/Feb/2012): Draco Llasa is running, announced on Jita Park.
EDIT (12/Feb/2012): Darius III is running, announced on Jita Park.

44 comments:

  1. But what we all REALLY want to know is, what about you Jester?

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  2. I agree...You've got my write in vote =P

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  3. Kelduum Revaan has said that he is running, via the E-Uni forums.

    http://forum.eveuniversity.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=49862

    "Also, I plan to run for CSM next year, the winner of which may well be announced at the end of Fanfest, like last time. So. Possible celebrations."

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  4. Jester shouldn't run. He doesn't really have any communication skills. I mean he hardly ever posts.

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  5. Unless something happens between now and nomination time that causes
    me to change my mind, I will run for CSM7 -- Trebor

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  6. I am also going to be running again.

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  7. The elephant in the room is whether one Ripard Teg will be running as many of us hope he does :D His level headed objectivity would be a force multiplier for the balance of the CSM.

    If I had to guess I'd say he is still considering whether or not to run for the CSM again and will be waiting for such a moment as to make a decision and announce it?

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  8. Jester or better yet "Garth" for CSM, you'd have my vote.

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    1. Agreed. Both make a ticket. While at it, run for US president.

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  9. Of course Jester will run. Half of what he posts is political posturing.

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    1. The other half is stuff to piss off anonymous commenters.

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    2. I hope that there is someone who can be a serious contender to Mitanni and his plans to give the middle finger to the EVE Community.

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    3. Is Jester good enough to become a CSM. He certainly is he is cocky enough not to be dominated by other CSM's. He holds to his own world-view but it open to other interpretations.

      Would he be my kind CSM? well he does often make points that are sound without going to far. I sometimes disagree with him but I do like to hear what he has to say.

      Do I want him in the CSM? No, not really, I think what he has to say shouldn't be bound with an NDA. Many post would not make it past review.

      Do we need him in the CSM? Probably. Just like we probably need the guy from eve-uni. We need players who represent the community of the entire eve spectrum.
      I think, I hope Jester would be a CSM I can both stand behind and trust. (that last part is also important)

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  10. Yeah, Jester would be a horrible CSM, but that Garth guy on the other hand...

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  11. I'm hoping for Solo missioning level 4 part 3. Promised for January, 15 days to go.
    I like and read your blogs, but I am not a member of a corp. Do you know of any bloggers for solo players ?
    Thanks.

    Zadorra

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  12. Yeah, wouldn't vote for you jester. Garth on the other hand ♥ ♥

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  13. Ok my vote would normally got to Trebor, but Garth....well sorry Treb not a chance for you. Garth for chairman!

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  14. I hope the Euni guy doesnt win a spot on the csm, but with the amount of people in Euni and supporting them, its unlikely my wish will come true.

    We need someone like Miura Bull as well as Ripard Teg on the CSM tbh.

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  15. Given the track record for prominent bloggers who run for CSM and then ditch the community when they burn out, we may want to keep Jester posting... At least the null sec CSM crowd are still playing the game.

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  16. For what it's worth, Jester, you would have my vote too, even if it does mean that half your posts would be prevented under CCP's NDA.

    They will never accept that you came to your conclusions based on publicly available data - despite your track record.

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    1. I've had this issue in a few of the blogs I've written during CSM 6 - "No, you didn't tell me that. Look here; see? It's been public for months. I don't know why it's public, I don't work there anymore." :)

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  17. Is anyone from the CSM quitting Eve as was the case last year? I thought that was the ultimate commentary on the situation. Hardly unique to Eve as well. It was a regular feature for "class representatives" in DAOC to be so fed up with Mythic that they quit after their terms.

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  18. I'm going to run again because we aren't done fixing / iterating stuff yet. I also want to be on the front lines for whatever nonsense CCP tries to do when they panic at the last minute to tie DUST and EVE together. Good times ahead, friends.

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    1. Glad to know you haven't burnt out yet. Good times indeed.

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    2. I support this product and/or service.

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  19. Jester talks alot about lots of stuff. But he doesn't really stand for anything. What interests would he represent? Aside from wanting small tweaks to various ships, who knows what he wants? I read all his blogs and don't know what he would pursue on the CSM. Jester ran for CSM6 with the expectation that name recognition would get him elected. The members of CSM6 all had very defined agendas. Jester did not. Even if I wanted to vote for Jester for his blog or his "I like and understand EVE and will make it better for everyone" stance, there were so many other candidates that allowed me to pick a platform that was similar to my own views.

    I noticed a distinct uptick in blogging frequency after the CSM6 election. My opinion is that Jester felt more name exposure would have netted the few additional votes he needed. Maybe syndication on Evenews24 will give him enough votes this time. I still wouldn't vote for him. He is a prolific blogger but will he actually represent something this time that I can get behind?

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    1. I think Jester's real strength lies in his understanding of the Eve game as a whole rather than the sun of its individual parts. This understanding of the broad game always tends to bleed through on his posts and has the potential to make him the ideal "at-large" candidate to represent a view for balance.

      But the real bonus, is that Jester displays the quality of being able to alter flaws assumptions when they are credibly challenged. He has my vote, if just out of a desire to have a bona fide analytical mind on the CSM.

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    2. I agree in principal with your point that Jester has a less clearly defined agenda than the current CSM6 members. But I totally disagree with the conclusion that this makes him a poor choice for the CSM.

      It is important to remember that although the CSM are 'democratically' elected, they represent players - they dont lead them. In that respect Jester is uniquely positioned because he is one of the few CSM potentials who;
      a) Has (theoretically) sufficient support to potentially run AND win a seat without the backing of a nullsec super-alliance.
      b) Has arguably had one the most diverse eves 'careers' of any CSM hopeful
      c) Has an objective understanding of players who do NOT play HIS style of game (*cough* mittani)
      d) Does not have the "I live in low/null/high sec and therefore am holier than thou" vision of eve

      Why do CSM members need an agenda? I would vote for Jester just because he represents the playerbase so well - and his objectivity towards the game makes me feel a lot safer. He is less likely to be motivated by his own ambitions. One only has to look at the role (hate to mention him again) that Mitanni played in both the Gallente Ice Interdiction and the subsequent Crucible Ice/Fuel changes... it doesn't fill people with confidence.

      Never the less, one thing people haven't considered yet en-masse is that CCP may not wish to keep the status quo with the CSM. I wouldn't be suprised if they didn't change things up a bit this year as indeed Hillmar has signalled he might.

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    3. Jester would be better off using his blog as a platform to sway votes to a particular party rather than run for CMS himself.

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  20. Sounds to me that mordis is looking more for a lobbyist than someone who tries to make the game better for ALL EvE players....

    As for me, I'm looking for someone who can catch bullshit when it comes his way, and someone who can look at proposed design changes or additions and reason out the consequences, both pro and con, and make a judgement call whether to support it or not.

    I'm NOT looking for a mouthpiece for a particular demographic within the game.

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  21. Why have an agenda? I expect that all EVE players have some thoughts about what would make the game better. Look at the candidate page for CSM6 (sorry I can't link stuff from here) and remember what the ballot page looked like. Every candidate said they wanted to make the game better for everyone. Why not pick someone at random and vote for him/her? Did you just pick a recognizable name? Or did you actually read those candidate profiles and pick someone with ideas that matched your own and whose suggestions were in areas that you knew and understood? So, yes I wanted a lobbyist who would push to make the game better for everyone based on what "I" thought was the best approach. You would have a hard time convincing me that you did otherwise.

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    1. Jester doesn`t need an agenda because all his thoughts are already available in blogs. If there was one agenda that could describe Jester in the election it`s 'Brilliant God of Justice'

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    2. I don't vote based on a narrow agenda, I vote based on a persons history and what I perceive their competence level to be. I'd rather vote for someone who has a wide and varied experience with the game than someone who's only worried about a small portion of it, no matter what that portion is.

      As far as picking someone at random, it's called research. Of course, I'm not just going to spin around in circles a few times and point to the one I'm going to vote for. I'm going to look into their forum posts and whatever else I can find so that I can judge what their experience and competence levels are.

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  22. With all due respect:

    D3 for CSM 7 chair,I hope you run successfully again, and I hope Arden Elundil (sp? The Suddenly Ninjas guy, anyway) runs again, and succeeds this time...

    As well, TwoStep.

    The rest can...well...go away.

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  23. Jester, since the meeting minutes have come out you've seemed aggressively critical of the CSM. Can we take this as de facto indication that you're considering running as well?

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    1. Let me say it again: *other than their communications strategy*, I feel the bulk of the members of CSM6 have done a good job. It's only their communications strategy I have a problem with, and these minutes are part of that.

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    2. Are you willing to flatly deny, then, that you are NOT running for the next CSM?

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    3. Obviously I meant "Can you confirm that you are not running for the next CSM".

      Still my meaning was clear, and the silence is telling. This blog should now be viewed as the spin-up to an election campaign.

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  24. Darius III has told me he's running via conversations. Though not quite the same as announcing publicly. I'm giving him my votes if he does actually run. I hope he does. And that he gets on the Circle of Seven. Him and The Mittani. Together. Much Laughs. Anything to make The Mittani a tad uncomfortable.

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    1. Get him to announce in public, yeah.

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