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Sean.
Dec 12th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Board Member Election

Despite the fact the current board hasn't served for an entire year, due to events during the season, we are still holding elections as planned.

What does the board do?
Basically they do all the boring stuff of organising the game, running tournaments, checking the scoring is correct, updating the rankings, looking to improve the game and trying to ensure the voting is as fair as possible, etc. Occasionally they also need to make an executive decision on one thing or another.

Who can apply?
Anyone can enter, you don’t even have to compete in GMT. But you do have to be able to make a decision if you need to, and be as unbiased as possible. You don’t have to live at your computer all day long but it is useful if you can be around quite a lot and work as a team with your fellow board members.

How to apply?
To apply simply send me a PM within the next 24 hours, with your name, which country you live in, when you're normally online (in terms of GMT), and a short paragraph saying why you are applying, why you think people should vote for you, why would would be a good board member & what you would do to improve the game.

After the application deadline is over a poll will be put up in this thread and posters will have 48 hours to vote. Once this new board has been elected they will take over their new role at AO next season.

Deadline for applications, 13/12 1.30pm GMT
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Sean.
Dec 12th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Voting Rules:

Who can vote?
Only posters who have taken part in GMT, ran a tournament or a duel or are regular voters here (voted more than 2 times) are allowed to vote. You will be sent a PM if you are eligible to vote. Other votes won't be counted.

How to vote!
Simply select the 3 people you would like to vote for in the poll above and post who you have voted for and why in this thread. If you are not happy with the choices you can vote to ‘Re-open Applications’. You must vote for 3 people or your vote won’t be counted.

You are not allowed to vote for yourself, or ask other to vote for you. If there is any evidence that you did ask for votes, you will be automatically disqualified. If you have been asked to vote (apart from by me) then please say. This is only a game and cheating ruins it for others.

The Poll will close in 48 hours.
Applicants:

1. Caraleede
Name:Cara B.
Country: Australia
Time Online: 5am-10am (More on weekends)

I think I could bring a lot to the Tour and bring the game to new levels. I like to think of myself as a fair judge and I have no problems discussing and making a joint decision with fellow members of a board. I am a part-time secretary so I have to have good organizational skills, but I also like to stay friendly with people and try to make things smoother and more efficient. As a board member I would aspire to bring my own ideas but not change the basis of the game. I would try to emulate previous board members to make myself comfortable in the position before assuming any power and making changes. Also, I would never consider my position one of solitude and always discuss issues with the board before coming to my personal decision. I love to work on a team and I thrive with responsibility, I would love the opportunity to work for a game that I am passionate about and enjoy. Thankyou.


2. Stadia
Name:Joshua
Country: Philippines
Time Online: 9:00am-14:00pm weekdays & 2:00am-17:00pm weekends

I think people should vote for me, because I can assure you that I am very fair and unbiased, and that I am very approachable and understanding. :angel: I can also say that I am very active in GMT, so you can count on me to be always there when you all need me. ;) I would improve the game by being a fair listener to the players' needs and suggestions and also by trying out fun and innovative improvements in the game.


3. Kai.
Name:Kaiane
Country: USA
Time Online: 3-4pm & 9pm-8am

I am applying so the ones that are not on Europe can at least have a Board-member so if there is any "problem"/Q it can be fix/solve, and not wait till the board-members are online...
I might not be a good GM but i have some pretty good ideas regarding to the game and to make it better. :wavey:


4. Marco Tennis
Name:Marc
Country: Canada
Time Online: 11am-1pm & 9pm-4am

Along reading these lines, I know what most of you will be thinking: ''How dare you are to even show up.'' You know what I understand your concern. I was probably one of the most ''hated'' graphic maker of this 2009 year, but yet I don't think that makes me a bad person. I have come to understand, that this is just a game and it's about having fun and I want to take part into making sure it's well run and it's the best for everyone. I'm not asking anyone to forgive me, all I want his a second chance ;). I have proven over my suspension that I was able to lower it up and appreciate all the talent that's expose each and everyday through this game. I think I would make a great board member because I'm often online and I always answer the PM's that are sent to me, whether it's an insult one or a simply a question. Plus like I said I'm willing to change and I think I have proved it. Trust me I know what it is now to be sidelined and I know how hard it feels. Therefore, I think I will be good to make decisions in this regard. I think you learn from your mistake and I see this whole process as a proof to you all that I'm up to this challenge. I'm please and honored that I might be part of this Board ;) Best to all contestants. Sincerely, Marc.


Vote now!!!

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Res.2

Effy
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:08 PM
ive got 2 out of 4 on my ignore list :crying2:

good luck anyway guys :p

Justin SW
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:11 PM
My votes:

1. Caraleede: Cara has proven to be very implicated in the game and her managing in Bali has proven it ;). Plus she's a very nice and down to earth person. Not to say she keeps on improving each and everyday. Cara will for sure do some good to GMT. Hopefully she is elected as a board member.

2. Stadia: Stadia was around for a while now and seems to be very sold to GMT ;). He always wants the best for the game and tries each and everyday to keep peace in the GMT subforum which is apparently hell of a job. His timezone and commitment sounds perfect to a well running board. Plus no need to say she makes kick-ass graphic :drool: 'cause everybody knows :p

3. Kai: She has proven like I said before that she can handle running and helping out. She was the host to first event I played and only :lol: (The US OPEN SERIES) and that tournament was memorable 'cause everything seemed right to me... no drama... well organised and Kai is always very classy in her interventions at least 99% of the time ;) :angel:

* I by mistake miss hit and awarded myself a vote. Therefore, that vote must be deducted from my TOTAL and ADDED to Kai's

Justin SW
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:13 PM
REAL SORRY ABOUT THE MISTAKE :awww: :hug: :sad:

I let Sean and a Moderator know about it. Hopefully it will be fixed ;)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:49 PM
My votes (in Bold) -

Caraleede -

1) She knows how GMT works and has already hosted a tournament.
2) She is cool and really fun to have around and even though she will take this seriously, she wont be all stuck-up and try to make it look too 'serious'. This is a game after all and should progress in a manner which allows people to have more fun and not feel like they are governed by the board.
3) She is quite organised and is online when most of the Australian folks access this forum.
4) She is quite easy to approach to, is sound and down-to-earth, a quality which is most necessary for this position inmy opinion.

Stadia -

1) He has already managed exhibitions and tournaments, plus has been around for a long time (the guy I have had most matches with :hug:), so knows how GMT works.
2) He is easy to approach and sounds quite mature.
3) He is the only from amongst the nominees who is available during the morning/afternoon time in the Europe.
4) He is one of the most unbiased people on this forum, not only when it comes to poster-specific voting but also when it comes to player-specific voting (i.e not voting for only Makiri Graphics)

Kai. -

1) She is organised and really really easy to talk to.
2) She has been around for along time and has managed a lot of tournaments and knows how GMT works.
3) She even manages the GMT in MTF and therefore has a lot of drive to do these kinds of graphic-related things.
4) Apart from the JMD obessesion :p she is quite stable and is online during the time when most American folks access the forum.


Marco -

He needs more experience in my opinion :)

Sexysova
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:50 PM
first three tho I think it's not really good tho have a completely new board :)

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:06 PM
first three tho I think it's not really good tho have a completely new board :)

The old board will still be around to help the new ones out if they ask. :)

.Andrew.
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:06 PM
first three tho I think it's not really good tho have a completely new board :)

This. At the least I think Sean should also keep a spot on the board with the 3 new additions. Imo, he did a great job. :yeah:

But my votes go:

Foremost, Stadia. He makes amazing graphics, is friendly, and imo is the most plausible choice for the job. :)

Next, Caraleede. She is constantly improving with her graphics and we all saw that she has done a great job in running Bali. :yeah: She also seems very friendly and seems like she will talk with anyone on TennisForum. :lol: (which is my only concern, since she is very well liked). But overall, I think she will be an awesome addition to the Board. :bounce:

And my last vote, Kai. I don't know so much about this poster :awww: but if Kai runs GMT on MTF, then she knows how the game goes and has the dedication to do so. :yeah:

Poiree
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I voted only for Stadia as I am sure he is fair and would make a great board member. He ran an exo well and never caused any trouble in the game.

I would have voted for Kai, but I think her English is not good enough to run the game (sorry Kai). I also think we need at least 1 board member from Europe so I left the options open. Sorry Marco and Cara but I think you are too new to this game to run it. I hope I am wrong and if you get chosen this game finally works as it should.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:10 PM
I voted only for Stadia as I am sure he is fair and would make a great board member. He ran an exo well and never caused any trouble in the game.

I would have voted for Kai, but I think her English is not good enough to run the game (sorry Kai). I also think we need at least 1 board member from Europe so I left the options open. Sorry Marco and Cara but I think you are too new to this game to run it. I hope I am wrong and if you get chosen this game finally works as it should.

You are some of the bigger guns from Europe should've applied too :sad:, as I also do feel that the board is not going to be particularly online when most of the folks participating in GMT are.

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:10 PM
Caraleede - She's really enthusiastic about the game and I think she'd work hard to improve it.

Stadia - He's really approachable, trustworthy & mature. I think him & Cara would make a great combination.

Kai. - She's been around for ages and knows how things work, because the other two are fairly new her experience is great.

Sexysova
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:14 PM
maybe I could stand in for elections but I'm sure it's too late :lol:

I checked my PM just today and I saw that the elections are up already :(

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:15 PM
maybe I could stand in for elections but I'm sure it's too late :lol:

I checked my PM just today and I saw that the elections are up already :(

Sorry Andrew :hug: The applications are now closed, if enough people vote to Re-Open them though you can apply. :)

Petkorazzi
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:17 PM
I voted re-election because I can't choose more than two from this list.

Sexysova
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Sorry Andrew :hug: The applications are now closed, if enough people vote to Re-Open them though you can apply. :)

it's only my fault, thanks anyway :hug:

Yana
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I think only Stadia could do a decent job as a board member around here (saying decent because no one can do a great job). Not all time zones being represented is a problem I agree on. Good luck to whoever gets chosen (you'll need it).

As for the point Sean made when he said that the old board would give guidelines to the new one, I agree on that and I too would be happy to help if there is anything they don't understand about the rules or decisions we made, but the applicants have to understand that we wouldn't make decisions for them and I hope Sean agrees with me, as this election is his last thing to do before stepping down :)

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:27 PM
As for the point Sean made when he said that the old board would give guidelines to the new one, I agree on that and I too would be happy to help if there is anything they don't understand about the rules or decisions we made, but the applicants have to understand that we wouldn't make decisions for them and I hope Sean agrees with me, as this election is his last thing to do before stepping down :)

:yeah:

Yana
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:30 PM
:yeah:

:eek:

Poiree
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:32 PM
:yeah:

how cute :awww: now that you are both leaving the board you finally agree on something

Justin SW
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:00 PM
I have two votes :lol: :sad:

We almost have our new board :angel:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Are the votes going to be updated once before the deadline to let us know which votes were counted etc. :) :angel:

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Are the votes going to be updated once before the deadline to let us know which votes were counted etc. :) :angel:

Yes. :)

If the voting stays like it is at the moment, Stadia will get the 1st place on the Board & applications for the other two will be re-opened.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Yes. :)

If the voting stays like it is at the moment, Stadia will get the 1st place on the Board & applications for the other two will be re-opened.

Then wont Kai. get in too? Since Marco said he made a mistake in the vote :)

Justin SW
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:37 PM
No Brad, because of my mistake all of my votes have to be discounted I think ;)

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Then wont Kai. get in too? Since Marco said he made a mistake in the vote :)

Ya sorry, I forgot to take that into account. I'll still count Marco's vote as I think it was an honest mistake.

Break My Rapture
Dec 13th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Don't know much of the 3 of them but I took what I know about them to form my arguments. :)

1) Stadia
Because he is around here a lot, he's a good GMT player as well, he always plays fair. I think he has enough experience and innovative ideas to make this game better so that's why he gets my #1 vote. :)

2) Caraleede
She's a very friendly girl always kind and around here very much. She has improved a lot and plays fair. Did great on running Bali. Cara gets my #2 vote. :)

3) Kai.
Like the other ones, she's here a lot, which is a very good. Plays fair and has great graphic skills, very creative. I think his ideas would be great for adding innovation to the game. She gets my #3 vote. ;)

Hope I did this right. :lol:

Justin SW
Dec 13th, 2009, 07:09 PM
OUT OF THE RUNNING

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Marco tennis has decided to go out of the running and would like to congratulate the new (to become) board. By handing the victory, we now have our new OFFICIAL board. Marco tennis would like to thanks all the people who voted for him. Here's the exhaustive list: Odry and tennisfan_77 :lol:. And Sean for hosting the elections. ''I have come to understand that people don't forgive easily and it's understandable. I'm gonna have to prove that I want the best for this game and that will be my main goal for the upcoming year. I love to hear from people and I would like to know when I do something that's frustrating or "mean". GMT is a great game and will have a great board so here comes 2010 :aparty:.''

BOARD:

1. STADIA: 13 VOTES
2. KAI: 10 VOTES
3. CARALEEDE: 9 VOTES

***Unofficial***

ArturoAce.
Dec 13th, 2009, 08:26 PM
I voted to reopen apps.
I was hoping for a more experienced group.

Sean.
Dec 13th, 2009, 09:14 PM
OUT OF THE RUNNING

Marco tennis has decided to go out of the running and would like to congratulate the new (to become) board. By handing the victory, we now have our new OFFICIAL board. Marco tennis would like to thanks all the people who voted for him. Here's the exhaustive list: Odry and tennisfan_77 :lol:. And Sean for hosting the elections. ''I have come to understand that people don't forgive easily and it's understandable. I'm gonna have to prove that I want the best for this game and that will be my main goal for the upcoming year. I love to hear from people and I would like to know when I do something that's frustrating or "mean". GMT is a great game and will have a great board so here comes 2010 :aparty:.'

The voting will remain open until after the deadline. :)

kai.
Dec 14th, 2009, 01:20 AM
3. Kai.
Name:Kaiane
Country: USA
Time Online: 3-4pm & 9pm-8am[

I am applying so the ones that are not on Europe can at least have a Board-member so if there is any "problem"/Q it can be fix/solve, and not wait till the board-members are online...
I might not be a good GM but i have some pretty good ideas regarding to the game and to make it better. :wavey:


I extend the yours XD from 3pm to 8am (weekdays).. i just got my ipod.touch :bounce: and i just installed the photoshop app :tape:

BTW.. i will not vote, i dont see it fair that iam able, us a candidate, to vote :wavey:

Justin SW
Dec 14th, 2009, 02:41 AM
well if you vote all you will do is help the others and not you...because you can't vote for yourself so how is it unfair... :p

Caralenko
Dec 14th, 2009, 03:14 AM
Feel free to discount my votes as I'm in the running, but I voted for Josh and Kai. They have the most experience of the candidates and are fair judges of character and would make excellent hosts to a great game :yeah:

Good luck.

Ksenia.
Dec 14th, 2009, 05:06 AM
wow, we've come to a point when pretty much none of experienced members wants to run this game

I voted for Cara, Stadia and Kai because
1) I think it already happened that Marco promised to change his behavior and failed
2) All 3 are mature and responsible posters

Stadia
Dec 14th, 2009, 09:15 AM
:eek: I thought there were going to be more experienced GMT players who would apply for the job :unsure:

I'm voting for re-election. I mean even I think I am inexperienced :p

InsideOut.
Dec 14th, 2009, 09:47 AM
I vote for re-election. There is no point in voting for 3 board members when there are only 3 choices.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 14th, 2009, 10:55 AM
I vote for re-election. There is no point in voting for 3 board members when there are only 3 choices.

There is an option for that in the poll :) 'Re-Open Applications '

Justin SW
Dec 14th, 2009, 11:33 AM
wow, we've come to a point when pretty much none of experienced members wants to run this game

I voted for Cara, Stadia and Kai because
1) I think it already happened that Marco promised to change his behavior and failed
2) All 3 are mature and responsible posters

I did. Oh please tell me when :angel:

I really don't think i did :scratch:, but I could be wrong ;)

InsideOut.
Dec 14th, 2009, 11:40 AM
I did. Oh please tell me when :angel:

I really don't think i did :scratch:, but I could be wrong ;)

Yes, you are.

Ksenia.
Dec 14th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Do you really think that I have a date written down somewhere with "The day Marco broke his promise" next to it or that I'm gonna search your older posts just to find out? :lol:
Sorry if I'm accusing you wrongly but I actually think it happened :shrug:

heart
Dec 14th, 2009, 04:33 PM
voted for re-open applications bcoz i think we need more nominees:p

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 14th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Ben and heart said they voted for re-open elections, but they haven't actually voted in the poll :scratch:

kai.
Dec 14th, 2009, 07:52 PM
How do you guys meter the experience on a candidate?

heart
Dec 15th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Ben and heart said they voted for re-open elections, but they haven't actually voted in the poll :scratch:
woops i forgot:p
voted!:D

Renalicious
Dec 15th, 2009, 08:54 AM
I voted for Caraleede and Stadia, as I believe they are both mature and online enough to moniter the game properly. :) Both are enthusiastic about the game.

Sexysova
Dec 15th, 2009, 09:30 AM
I voted for Caraleede and Stadia, as I believe they are both mature and online enough to moniter the game properly. :) Both are enthusiastic about the game.

your vote should be discounted, you have to vote for three people or re-open :tears:

Renalicious
Dec 15th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Oh :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: So sorry, I thought it was maximum three people. :sobbing: Well there aren't a lot of choices and If I would have to pick three...it'd be Kai.... but...there's only four in total. :hysteric:

Sexysova
Dec 15th, 2009, 02:38 PM
re-open :eek:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 15th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Fred should apply too :bigclap:

Sean.
Dec 15th, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Voting Figures:

Final Result: (after alterations)
Stadia - 16 Votes
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Re-Open Nominations – 13 votes
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Kai. – 13 Votes
Caraleede – 12 Votes
Marco Tennis – 1 Vote

*ALTERATIONS*
Marco Tennis (vote changed)
-1 Marco, +1 Kai.

Renalicious (vote changed)
+1 Kai.

Caraleede (voted discounted)
-1 Stadia, -1 Kai.

tennisfan_77 (voted wrongly)
-1 Marco

Total Alteration:
-2 Marco, +1 Kai., -1 Stadia

Sean.
Dec 15th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Voting Results:

:cheer:Stadia has been elected to the 1st position in the Board.:cheer:

However, due to popular demand nominations will be re-opened for 24 hours to find the remaining two Board Members. Those who entered last round will be automatically entered into the 2nd round, unless they choose to withdraw their application within the next 24 hours.

If you wish to nominate yourself please follow the directions set out in this post:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16918902&postcount=1

The 2nd round of voting will take place in a separate thread, unless an administrator agrees to change the poll for me. If no other applications are submitted Kai. & Caraleede will take the two remaining places, as they were the next most popular choices.

There will be no option to re-open the nominations for a third time. The two most popular candidates next round WILL be elected to the board. So if you have any doubts as to whether to apply or not, it's now or never.

Thanks,
Old GMT Board

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 15th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Michaelcourt. is michael.

Sean.
Dec 15th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Michaelcourt. is michael.

Thanks, Edited. ;)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 15th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Congratz Josh :cheer: :cheer:

Thanks, Edited. ;)

You are welcome :)

Sexysova
Dec 15th, 2009, 04:17 PM
congrats Josh :D

Justin SW
Dec 15th, 2009, 07:50 PM
I will be part of the second round :angel:

I'm giving myself a second chance :)

Caralenko
Dec 16th, 2009, 06:23 AM
I'll stay in the running I guess :tears:

Stadia
Dec 16th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Thanks for those who voted for me :) I hope the other members that would be voted upon would be more experienced than me :unsure: