This time, it's a 300 character "summary" that's always displayed plus a 1000 character "long text" that people get if they click on you. In case you're curious, here's what I submitted. Writing in these kinds of constraints isn't easy! You really have to take the "murder your darlings" rule to heart.
Summary text, 300 characters:
Writer of Jester's Trek blog, http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/. Member of Rote Kapelle. Five-year EVE player with wide experience, particularly in small-gang PvP, T1 and T2 industry, and incursions. Past experience in sov warfare, wormhole living, and FW. IRL business and communications professional.
Long text, 1000 characters:
CSM8 needs serious delegates whom CCP will take seriously as player advocates. My knowledge of EVE Online and real life experience will help.
CCP has made it plain they want to expand the audience of the EVE universe. I'm excited by that! But I don't want CCP to break the game we love trying to expand its audience. WE'VE been flying New Eden for years. I hope to offer perspectives to help CCP retain veterans AND acquire new customers. Both are necessary for EVE to thrive.
I am a five-year EVE player with broad experience: small-gang PvP, industry, incursions, missions, faction warfare, wormhole living, and 0.0 sov fights. I relate to all kinds of EVE players, because I've been where you are. I also have a strong real-life business and communications background.
I will take my CSM responsibilities seriously and in turn, do all I can to ensure that CCP takes us seriously. I therefore ask for your vote and will work hard to bring YOUR concerns to CCP. Please vote Ripard Teg for CSM8!
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