Now that the nomination period is done, this discussion thread will contain all of the campaign speeches. People can talk about anything regarding the Elections; small talk, campaigning, complaining and questions. Spamming will not be tolerated, and the message will be deleted or edited! Following will be the campaign speeches: LampRevolt: "Madness is what brings me here. Madness that is some recent drama nonsense going on in these forums and also the other tribune contenders. I run now simply because I believe that the people supposedly in charge have really lost sight of this forums actual purpose. I believe I can speak for this whole forum when I say that we didn't come here for whiny mods who up and leave and a gaming clan that is non existent. Our priorities should be creating a comfortable environment for gamers to organize games, talk about common interests or take part in clan wide events. The forums if anything are decreasing in size, I recommend that in each game we branch into we simply recruit people into the NKVD clan and make the one condition for joining they sign up for the forums. As far as gaming clans go Stalin's video's won't bring us a cohesive and focused NKVD clan in ANY individual game without recruiting non-let's play watchers. Casting aside my rant about NKVD 'gaming' however, if elected I will not simply cater to what interests 'me'. I will always take inbox messages into consideration as I believe a "voice for the people" has the duty to ask the people what they want, not just pretend we have the backing of everyone since we won the election. So there it is. If elected I will not get hung up on some nonsensical quest for a restructured forum or having a green name. I will try to reorganize the NKVD clan's so that we can get an active and open gaming community in this forum. I will listen to the concerns of every last one of you and I will always bring it up to the moderators. Vote LampRevolt, active and willing to be your mouth piece to the big people." Vulcan200x: "Dear Fellow Comrades, I address you as this because you are my comrades, a symbol of friendship that we can trust each other on this friendly forum environment. An enviroment where ideas collide to educate (or not) and have a debate on ideas or to comment on there opinion(s). The point being that we as group must representation in order for our community to thrive and show the wonders and delights of the site we callwww.Josefvstalin.com/" (Tell your friends and people who like the site..no trollers) My name is ALEX TRAN (bitch) and running for my first spot as the future (or not) Tribune. Vote for me. In the past you see me as a guy with not the best grammar (Kali would love to edit that) and that hardcore socialism we love and share (Ler) and I would like to state that I am human and nothing else. A human with a goal to share my unite the fellow members of the forums and state that we as a site must rally together to make bonding friendships (or enemies..no don't enemies are bad). Friendships we can look back on in some random flashback...All I trying to say is I want a forum a better place and meaning to ensure a good time so we may laugh out of joy not fear or bandwaggoning. What's a good time I am not one to decide this but you..its all about the people, by the people for the people. The people who decides the the will of the future like Arab Spring or change in our frigde..and other things as well. I can't anything because if I promise and didn't follow I would break the fellow trust I have with my good fellow members and will step down. I find trust important and I like to play the game where I trust you in trust me and nothing else. This not for personal gain but to build a bigger friendship. As tribune I try to make the forum funnier by rallying events "pumps fists in the air" and organizing what people what to do. My platform is trying be make everyone happy and as one my personal duties as a Tribune. I won't fuck with you as I state in the past. My power is gentle and I will make it as powerful it can be. I know the system of mods is unpleasing but rules are rules and the rules have to followed to obatin order. But we can state our opinion and I will give you my thoughts that are care-filled. To make it short and easy for people to understand I promise to make the forums a better a place and doing so. So thank you for the time and happy supporting me!" So I will..... 1) Make more gaming events 2) D0 my best to regulate Morality 3) Recruit more members for the site 4) Post rallies about the site and me 5) Put Chives in charge of the new YouTube channel division 6) Support Stalin even more and post rallies about him 7) Stop Division 8) Make the forums a better place than it already is 9) I am number one" LeonTrotsky: "Hello Comrades. Today marks the beginning of another Tribune, and as usual I'm going to run again. I've run in every election past, and again ask for your support. I will say, as I've said in the past, that I stand for the good of all forum members. Ideology plays no role. I think we've gotten too embroiled in our own personal feelings, and that it hurts the forum. The running of the forum should be unbaised, it is not an issue of who believes in what, or who doesn't like someone else. Today, I'm asking for your support. I'm only going to promise two things: 1) I will do my best in representing the intrests of the whole forum to the moderators, and 2) I will actively and unbaisedly represent the actions made in the Mod's section to the forum at large. I hope you agree and will support me in this election, and I'd like to wish the other candidates luck as well." Slydessertfox: "So I have decided to run again. I am not gonna write some big massive essay on saying why I am the best and what I plan to do, because frankly, I don't have a defined goal for what I want to accomplish. I am not gonna promise to accomplish anything specific because if for some reason I can't go through with what I promised I would accomplish, I would not want to be deemed a liar. There is one thing I can promise however. I can promise you guys that if you have any questions or suggestions, I will certainly consider them and propose them if I feel: 1.) I think its a good idea 2.) I think it has even a small chance of being considered by the staff. 3.) If there is a decent amount of support for the idea Other than that, I can not promise you much besides saying that I will try to be fair and just in everything I do, and consider everyone's suggestions within reason. So yeah, vote Sly for tribune." GeneralofCarthage: " Hey everyone, you probably all know me. I am the GeneralofCarthage. I am probably not the most liked member of the forum but I can promise you that I will do the best in my power to make this forum equal to all peoples no matter if the are Capitalist nor Communist, Black, White, Hispanic or Asian, Mod or Common person. I can promise you one thing, if you feel insulted or bullied I can put a stop to it. Give me one chance and I can prove to you that I have what it takes to be a good leader. With me as Tribune I can promise you a GOOD era to the forums without insults and more happiness. I am one of you remember, I am a common person, I am insulted and I want to stand up for it. The only thing I can say is elect me as tribune if you want to usher in a new era. This era would be one of happiness and fun and love and compassion. I can promise a new era awaits with GOC as tribune. Vote for GOC " Surfusa (Superfan James Phillips): "Hello fellow forum members! Many may know me as the donator for the updated site, Surfusa... I ask you today that you work with me and together we find the common ground we all agree on about subjects as organizing and penalities. I also believe we need to find how we can usevthis site to its full potential. I remember the good ole days with the tournaments in SC2 and the films we all watched together. Those days have seem to disappear and interaction has been kept to a bear minimum... I have seen a lack of comments to videos... I have one comment threads... I have yet to meet many of the new members who have become more active... There is a lack of activity on the website, and we need to combine together to slove it. Sincerely, Surfusa (Superfan James Phillips)" The Shaw: "I swear that during my term I will listen to any and all concerns of the members, and do my best to help out with whatever problems anybody might be having. And though some of you might not see it as being in my nature, I promise that I will only work to defuse conflict situations, peacefully stop hostility, and take a neutral stance in personal arguments while Tribune. And though I do not plan on introducing any new legislation unless it comes from and has the support of our community, I will do everything in my power to protect the rights of free speech of our members to reasonably generous extent, and will attempt to re-personalize and de-beuracratize moderating practices at every given oppurtunity. I realize that our forums have seen some tough times recently, with the departure of two of our most defining members and the return of another, as well as the drama that surrounds it all. And I shall refuse to take part in it. I have seen what happens when the staff members take sides, and it worries me, and I worry that it will not stop, and that we might see the loss of more members. I refuse to accept that, and will act as a pacifier to such situations at every oppurtunity. Because I don't want to see this forum tear itself apart. It's too much fun, and the characters here are simply too memorable, I won't allow it to happen again. Which is why I plan to support any and all measures to revitalize the community. Many members are concerned with the activity of the forums, and the clan in particular. The gaming community needs to be this site's number one priority. In order to survive, I believe, we must grow. I believe that the community as a whole had lost sight of the original goal of bringing gamers together, but that now we will really begin to create a great community of gamers. There are other reasons you should vote for me in particular. I am among the most well-known and active members of the forums, and as far as I know I am not enemies with anybody. I am always open to new ideas and in the past have dropped old ideas that no longer make sense for new, more logical ones. It is imperative for any kind of leader to be able to adjust his views according to the changing situations and available information. If you want to know more or have any questions at all about me or my campaign, feel free to ask about it here, in a PM, or anywhere you want. I will answer in full. Again, if I missed something you feel is important, please don't refrain from asking, I have opinions on most everything. And I always feel like I've forgotten something important. Thank you for reading friends! Your friendly neighborhood drug addict, The Shaw" General Mosh: Good Morning, afternoon, or evening (depending on when you read this). I would like to announce my intent to run for the office of tribune on these forums. As tribune, I would follow this basic principle. The mods were created to pretty much run the forums, they were picked because they are responsible and productive. So its ok in my point of view if the mods make small decisions without Stalin. As long as big decisions are given his approval. I also think that we need, in the absence of both Matt and Kali, two or three new mods. They will, of course, be long standing and respected members of the forums. I have some names in mind, but its Stalin's choice, not mine. Other than that, I will make sure to consider any suggestion made by the people, and reasonable ones that have a good reason, I will of course take up in the Mod's section. I will deal with issues as they come up, and if any rule comes to vote in the Mod's section, I will be sure to notify the people of its vote. NOTE: The rule will only be revealed when the vote for the rule is about to be held, to give the mod's some time to see what the people think, and consider their positions accordingly. Thank you, and I hope you give some though to voting for me in the elections! Good day!" ComeradeLer: "Greetings again, comrades. I wish to make known here my intention to run again for the position of Tribune in our community. The last few months, undoubtedly, have been a test for our community. We have endured a lot, and the foundations of our community have undoubtedly been shaken. Although it would appear that we have made it through the heart of the storm, it will take a lot of work to get our community back to the way it should be. I believe that part of the reason for what has been going on for the past four months, can relate to a poor system of administration. I mean not by this any fault on the part of the moderators, but rather the system they are forced to abide to. If elected, I will work to restructure the moderating system on which these forums are run, creating what I refer to as a ‘Moral/Ethical based’ system of moderating, rather than a bureaucratic one, which robs the moderators of the ability to deal with even simple issues. Aside from this, there is little else I can promise. Though if elected, once more, I –Will- represent community in an unbiased and fair manner. I –Will- work with the communities best interests in mind, and I will begin the first steps to restrengthening our site. Vote Ler! (‘N stuff.)" If people want to change their campaign speeches or plans, they can send one of the mods, preferably me (DutchMasterRace), a Personal Message, and I will edit it in the Original Post of the discussion thread. The campaigning can be done for 5 days. This thread will obviously not have a ballot/poll! Read the rules & details for the Tribunes here.