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Xenuria: CSM 10

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#1 - 2014-05-25 21:06:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Xenuria

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~Intro~

Over my various bids for the CSM I have advocated and pushed for various issue I felt were important to the player base. I have come to a not uncommon conclusion regarding the way in which the CSM functions. Without Term Limits and a less exploitable voting system there is simply no point in voting. For the past 3 CSMs Null sec power blocs (most of which are CFC affiliated) have held the majority without variation.

If elected the single most important thing on my agenda is CSM reform. Not everybody can agree on my knowledge of EvE but few people would disagree with my goal to reform the way in which the CSM functions. I am officially announcing my campaign for CSM 10.

The core goal of my entire CSM campaign is to restore faith in both the CSM and it's process. The entire process has been hijacked by cronyism where only the social elite and their allies may hold any sway. I am not a popular person and I am not well liked, however it cannot be ignored that the problem I describe is real.


If you despise me or find me distasteful. Better the devil you know.
If you are one of my supporters than this is an announcement you have been waiting for.
If you are undecided or feel apathetic about this process than I would remind you that I am not the reason why you feel this way, but I just might be the solution.




~Sources~


Since there appears to be so much confusion as to what the CSM WhitePaper says (or does not say), I will include a link below.
http://web.ccpgamescdn.com/communityassets/pdf/csm/CSMSummary.pdf

For those who do not wish to read through the entire thread my platform is summarized in my interview with capstable.
http://capstable.net/2015/01/12/xenuria/


tl;dr


The CSM is currently allowed to lie and misrepresent themselves as they are exempt from the recent policy changes that prohibit impersonation and misrepresentation.

The purchasing of accounts and plexing them for the sole purpose of vote padding is not considered botting and is allowed.

The CSM is allowed to pay for votes with any in-game currency or commodity.




~Quotes~
Yharvis wrote:
Xenuria wrote:
Statistically 4-7% of the EvE Population is Female.
90%~ of my voting base is Female.

Source?


David Reid - CCP Chief Marketing Officer
The-Culture
#2 - 2014-05-25 22:07:12 UTC
Xenuria wrote:
Over my various bids for the CSM I have advocated and pushed for various issue I felt were important to the player base. I have come to a not uncommon conclusion regarding the way in which the CSM functions. Without Term Limits and a less exploitable voting system there is simply no point in voting. For the past 3 CSMs Null sec power blocs (most of which are CFC affiliated) have held the majority without variation.

If elected the single most important thing on my agenda is CSM reform. Not everybody can agree on my knowledge of EvE but few people would disagree with my goal to reform the way in which the CSM functions. I am officially announcing my campaign for CSM 10.

The core goal of my entire CSM campaign is to restore faith in both the CSM and it's process. The entire process has been hijacked by cronyism where only the social elite and their allies may hold any sway. I am not a popular person and I am not well liked, however it cannot be ignored that the problem I describe is real.


If you despise me or find me distasteful. Better the devil you know.
If you are one of my supporters than this is an announcement you have been waiting for.
If you are undecided or feel apathetic about this process than I would remind you that I am not the reason why you feel this way, but I just might be the solution.


Xenuria 2015
The-Culture
#3 - 2014-05-25 22:20:45 UTC
Charlemeign wrote:
Xenuria wrote:
Over my various bids for the CSM I have advocated and pushed for various issue I felt were important to the player base. I have come to a not uncommon conclusion regarding the way in which the CSM functions. Without Term Limits and a less exploitable voting system there is simply no point in voting. For the past 3 CSMs Null sec power blocs (most of which are CFC affiliated) have held the majority without variation.

If elected the single most important thing on my agenda is CSM reform. Not everybody can agree on my knowledge of EvE but few people would disagree with my goal to reform the way in which the CSM functions. I am officially announcing my campaign for CSM 10.

The core goal of my entire CSM campaign is to restore faith in both the CSM and it's process. The entire process has been hijacked by cronyism where only the social elite and their allies may hold any sway. I am not a popular person and I am not well liked, however it cannot be ignored that the problem I describe is real.


If you despise me or find me distasteful. Better the devil you know.
If you are one of my supporters than this is an announcement you have been waiting for.
If you are undecided or feel apathetic about this process than I would remind you that I am not the reason why you feel this way, but I just might be the solution.


Xenuria 2015


Xenuria 2016
#4 - 2014-05-26 02:00:54 UTC

Xenuria 4 CSM 10 :-))

D.F.C.S.

Caldari State
#5 - 2014-05-30 16:57:47 UTC
What are your policies when in power?

Name changes are a fundemental feature for any sucessful MMO.

#6 - 2014-05-30 18:16:28 UTC
Kyle Tawate wrote:
What are your policies when in power?


The main focus of this CSM bid for me is about restoring faith to the entire process.
I am not saying I have knowledge of a superior voting method, I am saying that with certain policies in place the membership will be more diverse than just flavors of the same bloc.


One such policy would be to prohibit negative reinforcement from being used to encourage players to vote a specific way. Many alliances have a method by which they can independently tally the votes of their membership. Some alliances and corporations will even kick players who cannot prove they voted a specific way. Alliance wide ballot maps are a norm, instead of individuals voting individually for who they think best represents them.

You should not be able to leverage a position of power in-game to directly influence voting patterns. Indirectly is perfectly fine however these last 2 elections have been anything but.

Alt accounts are a very contentious issue because almost everybody has them. I do not think that alts should ever be prohibited from voting. I do however feel that creating a bunch of accounts months in advance for the sole purpose of using them to vote is beyond the pale.
Snuffed Out
#7 - 2014-05-31 11:00:12 UTC
Xenuria wrote:
Without Term Limits and a less exploitable voting system there is simply no point in voting.


because?

Xenuria wrote:
For the past 3 CSMs Null sec power blocs (most of which are CFC affiliated) have held the majority without variation.


false. and so what?

Xenuria wrote:
few people would disagree with my goal to reform the way in which the CSM functions


not until you justify reform, no

Xenuria wrote:
The core goal of my entire CSM campaign is to restore faith in both the CSM and it's process.


when was it lost?

Xenuria wrote:
The entire process has been hijacked by cronyism where only the social elite and their allies may hold any sway.


please provide examples
Snuffed Out
#8 - 2014-05-31 11:01:07 UTC
Xenuria wrote:
I am not a popular person and I am not well liked


no you're not

Xenuria wrote:
however it cannot be ignored that the problem I describe is real.


you haven't shown it to be real. it's not real.

Xenuria wrote:
but I just might be the solution.


probably not, though.

Xenuria wrote:
Many alliances have a method by which they can independently tally the votes of their membership. Some alliances and corporations will even kick players who cannot prove they voted a specific way.


liar
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2014-07-09 22:53:23 UTC
Benny Ohu wrote:
Xenuria wrote:
The entire process has been hijacked by cronyism where only the social elite and their allies may hold any sway.


please provide examples

To be fair on that last point. It IS kind of the entire point of democracies, the "cool kids win regardless of the political positions and/or actual aptitude for the position".

Its kinda why America and half of Europe keeps finding itself in such ****** situations.
The Volition Cult
#10 - 2014-07-29 16:21:29 UTC
If u run, run on your own merits, rather then pointing at others, acuse them of things u know little about. Run on strenghts of the things u represent, rather then point fingers

I am a first time csm member and am certainly not goon nor n3 affiliated. I am highly impressed how the current csm members from blocks represent eve and its future. I see goon csm members promoting changes that would them no good in the shirt term, but benefit a game as a whole. I see them debate hard, work hard. I see csm members spend countless hours on thr past crius change, crunching numbers, spreadsheets, working for a change focused on industry, as a platform for eve s future.
With seagull ponting at changes in null sec i can tell you thr amount of open ideas, block or non block arr all focused on eve s future, not what block u came from. A dead eve holds no blocks, not even pixels

Dont reform for the sake of it, run cause u represent people and ideas that a majority feels u represent best, then u get votes.

Goodluck on your campaign
The-Culture
#11 - 2014-07-31 14:03:04 UTC
I agree with your message and will not be voting for you because the PASTA menace threatens to drown us all in a bolognaise sauce of 420 no scope pwnage. Down with the power blocs!
#12 - 2014-07-31 14:24:14 UTC
corebloodbrothers wrote:
If u run, run on your own merits, rather then pointing at others, acuse them of things u know little about. Run on strenghts of the things u represent, rather then point fingers

I am a first time csm member and am certainly not goon nor n3 affiliated. I am highly impressed how the current csm members from blocks represent eve and its future. I see goon csm members promoting changes that would them no good in the shirt term, but benefit a game as a whole. I see them debate hard, work hard. I see csm members spend countless hours on thr past crius change, crunching numbers, spreadsheets, working for a change focused on industry, as a platform for eve s future.
With seagull ponting at changes in null sec i can tell you thr amount of open ideas, block or non block arr all focused on eve s future, not what block u came from. A dead eve holds no blocks, not even pixels

Dont reform for the sake of it, run cause u represent people and ideas that a majority feels u represent best, then u get votes.

Goodluck on your campaign


You seem genuine albeit naive as I once was.
I appreciate your input but I will persist in what I feel is right.
The Initiative.
#13 - 2014-07-31 14:30:16 UTC
Xenuria wrote:
corebloodbrothers wrote:
If u run, run on your own merits, rather then pointing at others, acuse them of things u know little about. Run on strenghts of the things u represent, rather then point fingers

I am a first time csm member and am certainly not goon nor n3 affiliated. I am highly impressed how the current csm members from blocks represent eve and its future. I see goon csm members promoting changes that would them no good in the shirt term, but benefit a game as a whole. I see them debate hard, work hard. I see csm members spend countless hours on thr past crius change, crunching numbers, spreadsheets, working for a change focused on industry, as a platform for eve s future.
With seagull ponting at changes in null sec i can tell you thr amount of open ideas, block or non block arr all focused on eve s future, not what block u came from. A dead eve holds no blocks, not even pixels

Dont reform for the sake of it, run cause u represent people and ideas that a majority feels u represent best, then u get votes.

Goodluck on your campaign


You seem genuine albeit naive as I once was.
I appreciate your input but I will persist in what I feel is right.


Have fun being a joke everyone's tired of hearing.
The Volition Cult
#14 - 2014-07-31 21:38:51 UTC
Xenuria wrote:
corebloodbrothers wrote:
If u run, run on your own merits, rather then pointing at others, acuse them of things u know little about. Run on strenghts of the things u represent, rather then point fingers

I am a first time csm member and am certainly not goon nor n3 affiliated. I am highly impressed how the current csm members from blocks represent eve and its future. I see goon csm members promoting changes that would them no good in the shirt term, but benefit a game as a whole. I see them debate hard, work hard. I see csm members spend countless hours on thr past crius change, crunching numbers, spreadsheets, working for a change focused on industry, as a platform for eve s future.
With seagull ponting at changes in null sec i can tell you thr amount of open ideas, block or non block arr all focused on eve s future, not what block u came from. A dead eve holds no blocks, not even pixels

Dont reform for the sake of it, run cause u represent people and ideas that a majority feels u represent best, then u get votes.

Goodluck on your campaign


You seem genuine albeit naive as I once was.
I appreciate your input but I will persist in what I feel is right.



Genuine and naive is what got me in csm
#15 - 2014-07-31 21:49:54 UTC
corebloodbrothers wrote:
Xenuria wrote:
corebloodbrothers wrote:
If u run, run on your own merits, rather then pointing at others, acuse them of things u know little about. Run on strenghts of the things u represent, rather then point fingers

I am a first time csm member and am certainly not goon nor n3 affiliated. I am highly impressed how the current csm members from blocks represent eve and its future. I see goon csm members promoting changes that would them no good in the shirt term, but benefit a game as a whole. I see them debate hard, work hard. I see csm members spend countless hours on thr past crius change, crunching numbers, spreadsheets, working for a change focused on industry, as a platform for eve s future.
With seagull ponting at changes in null sec i can tell you thr amount of open ideas, block or non block arr all focused on eve s future, not what block u came from. A dead eve holds no blocks, not even pixels

Dont reform for the sake of it, run cause u represent people and ideas that a majority feels u represent best, then u get votes.

Goodluck on your campaign


You seem genuine albeit naive as I once was.
I appreciate your input but I will persist in what I feel is right.



Genuine and naive is what got me in csm


If that were true I would have won a long time ago.
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#16 - 2014-08-16 20:04:01 UTC
You appear to be labouring under a false assumption.

The CSM doesn't get to make CCP do anything.

We can ask them to look at things. We can give our opinions on things they ask about.

That's it. We talk to CCP. Nothing more. It's a useful thing to be able to do, but there's no power there.

Anyone who says 'I will do this' is misguided at best.

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

#17 - 2014-08-16 22:34:03 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
You appear to be labouring under a false assumption.

The CSM doesn't get to make CCP do anything.

We can ask them to look at things. We can give our opinions on things they ask about.

That's it. We talk to CCP. Nothing more. It's a useful thing to be able to do, but there's no power there.

Anyone who says 'I will do this' is misguided at best.


I never implied that the CSM can make CCP do anything. Save your talking points for election season.
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#18 - 2014-08-17 14:42:57 UTC
Xenuria wrote:
Steve Ronuken wrote:
You appear to be labouring under a false assumption.

The CSM doesn't get to make CCP do anything.

We can ask them to look at things. We can give our opinions on things they ask about.

That's it. We talk to CCP. Nothing more. It's a useful thing to be able to do, but there's no power there.

Anyone who says 'I will do this' is misguided at best.


I never implied that the CSM can make CCP do anything. Save your talking points for election season.



'Election season'.

You started that for yourself, when you said you were running for 10.

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

#19 - 2014-09-14 14:59:18 UTC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote

I think I might not have been specific enough when I articulated the reason why I am running for CSM 10.
Right now the CSM election process is largely manipulated by power blocs by means of ballot exploitation.


The CFC and other massive blocs have an advantage in that they can put candidates they would never want in the CSM on the tail end of their ballot. This means that even if MORE people vote for that person as their FIRST choice, many of those votes will be "degraded" by the last place choice on other ballots.

This is called vote power manipulation or ballot manipulation. The advantage goes to whoever can figure out what their competitions ballot looks like OR the largest entity with the same consistent ballot structure.

Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#20 - 2014-09-14 15:34:48 UTC
Uh... What?

CCP are using a Wright single transferable vote system. The position of people on a ballot has no effect on any other ballot. Votes cascade down at a percentage of the voting power for a candidate which exceeds the number needed. It doesn't matter where someone else's vote puts a candidate.


If you need 250 votes to be elected, and you get 1000, all active ballots with you on them cascade down to the next candidate at 75% efficiency.

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

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