Pick your new Admin for LES
The nominations have been made and below are the nominees, it is time to vote. Registrations have been set to invite only and deliberately broken to prevent and shenanigans, not that I think there will be any but to remove the doubt from the tinfoil hat brigade. fixing this will be the new admin's first job
If you do not see a name you nominated it is because they have either publicly or privately said they are not able or willing to take on the role.
Nominees with a small sentence or 2 about them from my perspective based on my observations over the past 11 or so years in the LE* community. sorry if the limited amount of text seems reductive I just want to keep it short so it is an overview only.
if nominees want to puta more detailed post on themselves about themselves that is up to them.
@joepie91 - A real advocate for freedom of speech, expression, open internet and a hell of a coder, always positioning himself in a neutral position even when all around him are screaming for blood on both sides of the issue.
@vyas - Always the first to volunteer to help, often going above and beyond without even being asked, clearly a very motivated individual, he seems to genuinely enjoy writing guides and long-form articles and has helped me understand many mistakes I have made and has been a major contributor to LES from day 1.
@Not_Oles - Possibly the most polite and enthusiastic personality in the entire LE* world with a genuine interest that runs so deep he even set up a business exclusively catering for LES. as a regular content writer for LES his articles frequently top the charts in terms of most viewed (according to google)
@mikho - One of the original editors on LowEndBox (pre colocrossing era), someone literally entrenched in the LE* world, previous mod/admin experience at LET and the original LES forum for those that remember it. very level headed and competent.
@Mason - Involved with every single offshoot from LET and LET itself he has shown that he can put in the time because he genuinely enjoys being here, he is the reason we have mods today, he changed my mind on running things solo, he always seems to have the community at heart.. oh and let us not forget, he made YABS!
There are some combo deals to be had here, a few people have said they would be happy to work together with other nominees, some even asking for their names to be put forward as a multiple person choice having discussed it already.
I have decided to put the names forward individually anyway without indicating who is wanting to work with who because I feel this will give a better result and frankly whoever gets the majority can then make that choice regardless and it could end up being all of the above as soon as this is done the transfer of power will begin.
My final word on what is probably my last big action here.
I am not going anywhere, I am part of the community, I will be here as a hosting provider representative and as me personally only. I do not want or expect any special treatment, favours or any leniencies, I do not want a badge next to my name that would give any new people any indication of my previous role.
I fully understand people have opinions on what should happen next, I did not mean to be rude but I have ignored many of them recently because at this stage I do not feel it is my place to set in motion anything that would have to be inherited by the new owner.
My motives have been called into question from day 1 in relation to this place, I did, however, make it clear from day 1 that this eventuality was always going to happen i.e. handing the place back to the community. I understand fully why many people did not believe this and honestly on the other side of the fence I may have been sceptical myself.
I am not financially motivated as a person, I understand the role of money and I am not naive but I do not place personal financial gain ahead of my own moral compass or lifestyle choices, I would say I am fairly unique in that regard when compared to most others and I am far from materialistic so this decision was not hard to make.
I always knew when the very first conversation happened to sell Inception Hosting to Clouvider that accelerating moving this forum back into community ownership would be required and I have always been ok with that, Clouvider were not interested in any way in owning this forum but for the sake of accelerating what was always going to happen, I wanted to remove any doubt. This was a personal choice and one I am happy to make.
I plan to hold control of the lowendspirit domain only for a year or so to prevent any potential corruption, this is not meant to reflect on any of the people above I just think it is a wise basic step.
The infrastructure and where it sits is entirely up to the new owner, I am happy to cover the costs for a while so that they have time to get things sorted and make their own decisions.
Absolutely no caveats have been made from my side in terms of how they run the site, they are free to change the platform, prices, adverts, anything, it will be theirs and I will not influence anything in that regard it will be entirely under the direction of the new admins. If it fails it fails if it becomes a $1,000,000 / year empire I don't expect a penny.
The only thing I will personally make sure of is that this site does not fall into colocrossing control even by association, I got a few messages about the post I made on the nominations thread, I was never serious that was me just shooting shit with Nekki.
I am prepared to stay on for a short time (30 - 60 days) as an admin/mod to help the transition but only if specifically requested otherwise I expect to be demoted as soon as the transfer of control is complete.
I know lots of people will have lots of opinions again I ask that you do not flood this thread with them I am sure whoever takes over will invite them at the right time.
This is not a sad event for me I am really excited to see where this goes, it is not exactly conforming to the ultimate plans that I had, but in life, nothing ever does eh!
I start a lot of sentences here with I
I am working on using something other that I
It was fun while it lasted, cheers.
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