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Below are the 9 most recent journal entries recorded in Vote Squeaky!'s LiveJournal:

Friday, May 30th, 2008
1:09 pm
The Music is Over, Turn Out the Lights
Well we didn't win, but still did VERY VERY well. People know we are out there and know what we stood for. The instant run off ran us all the way into Round #18 and we ended up 5th overall and would have been in 4th if we had 4 more votes!

I am going to continue my crusade to get the open source version of the code better taken care of. And this may or may not involve LJ/SUP depending on the stance they take. I am ready to start a new project that branches off of LJ.

I want to thank everyone who voted for me and who supported me. I hope that legomymalfoy does a good job and pushes LJ in the right directon.
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
1:40 pm
Squeaky Clean
Today is the final day of voting for the LJ Advisory Board Election.

The fact is that, as of this post, Squeaky is not in the lead.

However, my opinion is that Squeaky still deserves the vote. He has a campaign with substance: openness for the codebase, and openness for the userbase. Also, given the extraordinary amount of negativity which has been displayed during this election, Squeaky has my respect for keeping it clean. To my knowledge, he has not engaged in mudslinging or dirty tricks. In short, Squeaky has run a Squeaky Clean campaign.

So, if you haven't voted yet, please do!
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
8:35 am
It's time to get the campianing forces out there. Its very obvious that this has become a popularity contest and jameth is running away with this thing. We are in 3rd place right now, but 2nd place isn't far away.

What we really need is to get some strong support and make my message heard. Openness is what is needed here and I really feel that I am the one to provide it. Just remember you still have to follow the rules on LJ and don't spam!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
9:24 pm
Vote tomorrow!!
Tomorrow is the opening of the LiveJournal Advisory Board elections. The voting process will allow you to pick three candidates in order of preference. I do support some other candidates as well as myself.

I would suggest that if you do or do not vote for me to consider voting for rm as well. I do not know enough about the other candidates to specifically support any of them, but if you are one of these candidates, then I please introduce yourself to me, and if you support similar ideals as me I will list you here as my giving you support.
Monday, May 19th, 2008
7:08 pm
My LiveJournal Advisory Board Platform
As all of you already here know, I am running for the User-Representative seat on the LiveJournal Advisory Board. We have been asked to answer a standard set of questions, which are below.

First of all before I get to the questions I want to be open about who I am. I run a popular website named InsaneJournal. It is based on the open source software that LiveJournal is built upon. I am very popular among the users of InsaneJournal for being open about the issues the site has had and about the places I intend to bring the site. I do admit that I have some selfish reasons for wanting to be on the board. I want the open source engine the site is built on to be better maintained and to bring the open source community back into developing for it. I see this having benefits for not only all of the sites based on the LiveJournal open source engine, but for LiveJournal itself.

1) What do you think is the value of LJ?
LiveJournal serves as a great place for individuals to express themselves and communicate with their friends. It makes it easy for everyone to be able to have a place on the internet without having to learn what is involved in hosting your own blog.

2) What changes would you like to see LJ make in the next year?
I would like to see LiveJournal become more transparent in the way it does business. LiveJournal needs to listen to its users when it comes to what features are desired.

3) Why do you want to be the elected representative?
I want to bring openness to the way thing are done at LiveJournal. I think my experience running a website in this manner will be invaluable to opening up LiveJournal.

4) What do you think are the community's greatest concerns?
I think communication is number one and solving the communication problem. Solving that will allow all of the other issues to fix themselves. If LiveJournal is able to open up a meaningful two way dialogue with its users, they will know what the users want and will be able to deliver it to them. The users will also feel more comfortable knowing what is going on and what will be going on in the future.

These questions answered. I want to open the post as a dialogue for questions any of you still have for me.

Also since this election is being done in instant-runoff fashion, I want to let everyone here know that I also support rm as a candidate in this election.
Monday, May 12th, 2008
5:45 pm
Animated Icons!

cross-posted from the asylum on insanejournal as writing_essence.
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
8:04 pm
Squeaky Answers Question About Conflict of Interest
Squeaky has answered a very important question regarding his candidacy and whether it poses a "conflict of interest." I knew this would come up sooner or later, and his reasoning makes sense. This is something that we, as supporters, should be expected to answer if the question/criticism comes up, so please take note of his response.

To summarize, mimesis posed this question to squeaky:

Re: LJAB - user representative?
mimesis 5/10/08 05:08 pm
i think Squeaky is doing a great job with IJ and i'm very happy with his communication and running of this site.

while all of that is wonderful, i don't think it addresses the professional conflict of interest that he has as the IJ admin/owner/[insert proper title here].

it's a legitimate ethical concern. what say you, Squeaky?


(for anyone reading the comment who hasn't had to think about these issues before) -- this is a common question in professional circies, and answering it is simply part of being a professional. it's also commonly understood that the question is due to competing business interests and responsibilities. it's not a question of personal character, which is understood to be of high quality.

To which squeaky responds:

Re: LJAB - user representative?
squeaky 5/10/08 07:31 pm (local)
Of course I feel that I am legitimate. I don't think that it represents a conflict of interset. I want LJ to do good, as the better LJ does the bigger the industry is and the bigger all the "clone sites" get bigger.

Also by getting the codebase back open, it will help LJ as they will be getting the help of the open source community once again. That's how they got so big, and that is how all the other sites got bit.

At its height, GreatestJournal and DeadJournal were HUGE and still LiveJournal was bigger and continued growing. I see that being able to happeng again. Also I don't see InsaneJournal or JournalFen or CommieJournal or any of the other blog hosts as competition to LJ, are just filling a niche in the market that LJ is unable or unwilling to fill.
10:51 am
Voting Information
Information about the LJ Advisory Board election process can be found here, and nominations began on May 5th and will continue through May 14th.

Squeaky has already reached the minimum amount of support comments here and will appear on the ballot, but please add to the list if you have not done so and are willing to show your support! One comment of support per user, please.

The election poll will be posted from May 22, 2008 through May 29, 2008. LJ will announce it in their news community and the polls will be posted in lj_election_en and lj_election_ru. Users will be able to select their first, second, and third choice.

Users using the Cyrillic-language service may only vote in the lj_election_ru and all other users may only vote in the lj_election_en poll. Additional restrictions are:
-Only accounts created before March 11, 2008 may vote in this year's poll
-Only one account per email address may vote

Also, we need volunteers! We need people to help promote Squeaky, as well as make banners/icons/graphics to advertise his presence on the ballot (within the TOS of both LJ and IJ), and also remind people to go vote once the polls open. Interested? Let us know!
Friday, May 9th, 2008
8:01 pm
Vote Squeaky!
This is the official LJ "campaign headquarters" for those who support squeaky19 in the LiveJournal Advisory Board Election.
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