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Does HE have a phalanx of peacock guards too?  If so, Imma hafta look into
becoming dictator of something or other, maybe my back porch can become a
micronation... gotta get me some of those attack peacocks.

Adam


On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'll always remember the many e-mails I sent you informing on others who
> violated the NCNC policy. (IT WAS ME! I RATTED ON EVERYONE!!!) May your
> flight to and asylum in a rogue island nation be as comfortable as one may
> reasonably expect.
>
> David Peterson
> LCS Member Since 2007
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> www.conlang.org
>
> On Feb 4, 2014, at 11:01 AM, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Dear Conlang List!
> >
> > Since John Cowan passed the sceptre of administration to me, I've been
> your benevolent dictator.  This change happened a long time ago, and I was
> quite active then, but now, I am not arround much on this list anymore.  I
> have waited too long to announce my resignation, but now finally I do:
> >
> > I will resign from my administrator task of the Conlang mailing list.
> >
> > Before doing that, I will handle one last thing and conduct a proper
> democratic (or let's call it benevolently dictatorial) election of my
> successor.
> >
> > So what does the successor need to do?  Well, not much, since this list
> is traditionally well-behaved and kicking people out happens very, very
> seldom. But, well, that would be such a thing: if in all unlikelyhood
> someone repeatedly disturbs the list unacceptably, the administrator has
> the power to exclude that person.
> >
> > The most important thing to do is supporting people who need help
> concerning anything related to this mailing list.  In total, this also does
> not take up very much time.
> >
> > Another thing would be tweaking the technical settings of the list, like
> maximum allowed messages per day, etc.  In all those years, I think I never
> changed a thing.
> >
> > Finally, the administrator is also able to change the look of the
> website. I've done that once, but the means you get from the listserv
> software is very much last millenium, so it is not as much fun as it could
> be.
> >
> > For the election, I suggest a two step approach: I will be accepting
> proposals for a new administrator from all people on the list.  I will then
> ask each person whether they would be willing to do the job.  I don't see a
> reason to exclude self-proposals, so let's allow them.
> >
> > In a second step, I will set up a poll where members on this list can
> elect their new admin.  The winner will get the job.  If there is a tie, we
> can do a run-off.
> >
> > So, starting with the first step: please send proposals for an
> administrator of the Conlang list to:
> >
> >    [log in to unmask]
> >
> > To make it easy for me, each proposal should contain in the body of the
> message a line:
> >
> >    I propose: <[log in to unmask]>
> >
> > i.e., I need the email address of the person you suggest, and this email
> address must be a member of Conlang-L, so please check that you see the
> person's email address in postings to the list in exactly the same way you
> propose it.
> >
> > I'll be accepting proposals until
> >
> >   February 19th, 2014, 0:00 UTC
> >
> > As proposals come in, I'm going to ask the proposed whether they are
> willing to run for election.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >   Henrik (Your Benevolent Dictator)
>