I would say that my votes are not endorsements for anyone, but rather votes of no confidence in the two posters I didn't vote for.
I don't know a lot of these posters and they might not be fit for the job. You have a higher profile than most of them and based on the lack of even-handedness and seriousness in your posts (at least in GM) I don't think you should have been considered. This is not to say that I think your contributions are nil. But posters with a track record of disruptions and infractions should have been barred from running (and I imagine this will include some of the people I voted for).
Anyways, you are a main contender in the poll, so you may get to allay my concerns.
You must be confusing me with someone else. I've been on the forum for more than a year now and almost 10k post and I've never been banned and I have one
infraction during this period - when I and another poster were insultng each other in a thread in jest (not even a legit infraction). If I had to take a guess, I'd say this is a better 'disciplinary' record than most other candidates here, not to mention people jumping on high horses claiming that me being a moderator would be the end of the world.
I'm still campaigning for Viruzzz.
Well it is nice Lenders is a good person outside of GM, who can be objective...but he doesn't show it when he posts
. It's his choice to put himself out their as a Ferrer hater. That is all I think of, when I think of you Lenders.
If I actually got to see objective Lenders maybe I would change my sig. But for now Viruzzz is most certainly the best option.
honestly the only two others who could get it are Jverweij and Punky. My chap Jverweij is really mature and has a psychological background so obviously he can be waaaay more objective then most. Also Punky because she is active and also is really keyed into emotions and is great at asking questions!
And here lies the problem. You think Viruzz is the best candidate? Great, vote for him. But you and 'Federer in 2' have basically turned this into a campaign-driven popularity contest. By doing that, you ensured that only Viruzz and I are potential winners, you basically ended the chances of the other eight contestants. I can keep up with Viruzz with no campaigning (for now at least, probably won't last long), the other 8 contestants can't.
This is not supposed to be a popularity contest and you turned it into one. Atm, there are 58 people who haven't voted for Viruzz, do you see any of them campaigning?
Ok people, we all seriously need to relax a bit here.
Lenders is a little trolly in GM and sometimes yeah, we can consider him a poster who can be a little "un-reasonable" with some topics like Del Potro's secret love-relationship with Ferrer.
But he doesn't deserve so much of this "anti-hype", if you want to vote for me because you consider me a good option for an appeal mod, fine, i'm glad and i'm happy about that.
But don't vote for me for beeing the "Anti-Lenders", I like him, he's a great guy, and yeah, I agree with (I think it was Joe) who said that Lenders is a really reasonable poster off-forum.
We've talked sometimes (I think we should do it more, because of what I said before, he's a great and cool guy) and he's a senseful and mature person.
If you want to do this kind of "campaign", fine, I won't say anything negative about that (I think this isn't a pop-con thing and this is a little out of order tho) , but if you do so, do it because you think i'm a good thing for the forum and you consider I'd do this job properly, not because of Lenders not beeing the app-mod, he'd do great here.
So, do whatever you think it's better for the forum, i'm going to sleep now, I only logged in because one of my friends sent me a Facebook message saying "DOOOD, YERRR WINNIN'" and I seriously don't want to win because of "making someone lose". There are GREAT people here appealing for this thing.
Off to sleep, I couldn't watch Fed's match but it wasn't exactly a good thing returning here and see Tommy Haas lose and realising Fed lost in R3, god damnit.
Well... It seems nobody's gonna stop Ra...Tsonga now.
I know you didn't promote it but this 'campaign' has destroyed the voting process basically. The other 8 posters have been left with no chance whatsover, and it's basically I against you as a sort of representative of non-Lenders. That said, I doubt I'll be able to keep up. I'm sure you'll do a great job though