2017 PotWR Round 1: Registration/Campaign Announcements

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    A year has passed since our very first President has been elected and his acting term has been served. With that, another election is on the line for who will hold the prestigious designation of the President of the War Room. Round 1 begins now. If you were unaware of this last year, please refer to last years threads:

    Round 1: Registration/Announcements
    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/sherdog-potwr-round-1.3396427/
    Round 2: The Debate
    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/sherdog-potwr-round-2-the-debate.3400855/
    Round 3: The Jungle Primary
    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/sherdog-potwr-round-3-the-jungle-primary.3408983/
    Round 4: The General Election
    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/sherdog-potwr-round-4-the-general-election.3416117/

    What does a President of the War Room do?
    Aside from the high honor of being elected by your peers to serve during the year, the President will be awarded their own bully pulpit (sticky thread) during the year. The contents can contain whatever topic(s) they decide so long as it doesn't violate hard forum rules.

    How do I ensure I can vote?
    You must make sure you requested to be registered before the thread is locked 11/17/17 9pm EST. Tag me in your post that you would like to be registered and I will screen your account to see if you are an eligible citizen of the War Room. The criteria is simple:
    -200 posts in the War Room in 2017
    -Join date is October 2016 or earlier
    You also are free to help register other members as well who you think want to vote. Just tag me and let me know the poster.

    How do I run for such a high and sacred office as PotWR?
    Candidates must make their announcement speeches before Round 1 ends to be considered for Round 2. Please make a speech to the citizens of the War Room about why you are running with something along the lines "I announce my candidancy for the President of the War Room" and tag me in the post. Please keep in mind the length of your post is one of the criteria's to determine what candidates make it to Round 2 if there are more than 20 candidates so put some time into the speech. First recognized speech will be used for the tiebreaker criteria so don't mess up on your first announcement.

    Can I call/endorse for someone else to run?
    Of course. Feel free to tag anyone you think would be fit for this position before Round 1 ends in hopes of getting your preferred potential candidate in the race.

    I didn't qualify as a registered War Room citizen this year. What should I do?

    Voting is a small fraction of the event and your involvement still can be as much as you want it to be. Get involved with a campaign here and go from there. Endorse a candidate. Get posters you think would want involved to register. Get candidates you would like in the election to announce. Grill or praise candidates in the Round 2 debate. Control the narrative of the election with your own breaking news headlines. Track the registry and voting to keep up to date on the current tally of who's in the lead. This is election is whatever you make of it.


    Further Reading/Rules/Details
    Round 1 Registration/ Announcements

    Like mentioned above, this round serves to establish who the pool of candidates will be and who will be eligible to vote in Round 3 and 4. If you want to be eligible to vote, you must make sure you requested to be registered before the thread is locked 11/17/17 9pm EST. Once the registered voter list is locked in Round 1, a voter cannot be added or removed (See 2016 Aged Flatus ruling). Only posters meeting the criteria of 200 posts made specifically in the War Room in 2017 and a join date of October 2016 or earlier will be registered. Candidates must announce before Round 1 ends to ensure they are considered for Round 2. Candidates must be registered War Room citizens to run. By making an announcement, will be screened first to see if they are qualified to vote and if true, will be added to both the Registered Voter and Candidate lists. Moderators and Admins are not eligible to run. In the event that over 20 eligible posters announce their candidacy, a tie-breaker is in place to determine who will remain. A formula will be used on each candidate to give them a score. This score will determine the order of the voting list of the first 20 candidates (Highest score first to lowest score last). Those with scores lower than 20th will no make it on to Round 2. If the current PotWR of this calendar year runs again, they automatically are seeded as 1. The seeding will also play subtle but important roles in Round 3 & 4 (see those sections). The formula to determine a score is as follows:
    (Current Year-Join Date Year)x 1000 = A
    Post Count at the time they are added = B
    Number of Words in Announcment Speech Post x 5 = C (I will count the first qualified version of the speech, not edits. No redos)
    Number of previous campaigns in prior year(s) by candidate x 1000= D
    A+B+C+D= Candidate's Score

    Round 2 The Debate/ Townhall
    We will have our candidates decided by this point. Just like the registered voter list, the Candidates list will be locked as well. If a candidate drops out, they still will remain on the ballot and be treated as a candidate until the end of the election. Round 2 will serve as the vetting/scrutiny process. A series of questions will be given to each candidate that they will need to answer. I will PM them the questions and provide each of their answers in the OP. The OP will somewhat serve as the formal debate. Candidates should remember announcing early will ensure I can give your questions and get your answers in time for the OP. From there, anyone will be free to tag and ask the candidates questions whether hostile or civil. You will be free to grill or praise a candidate. This is the closest you will get to a call out thread opportunity in the WR. That is the price the candidates accepted when declaring to run after all.

    Round 3 The Jungle Primary Round
    The primary election will begin. The War Room will be using a multi-candidate friendly system. This means when the first poll closes, the two candidates with the most (registered/legal) votes will continue to the general/run off election. If there is a tie that affects who the top two candidates are, the candidate with the highest seeding will advance.
    (Ex. 2 candidates tied for 2nd in votes. The one seeded higher will continue to the general with the candidate 1st in votes. Ex. Three candidates tie for 1st in votes. The two seeded highest will continue to the general election.)
    Remember,
    only War Room registered citizen's votes will be included in the count once the poll closes. Candidates who have lost hope in progressing forward are free to make their concession speeches.

    Round 4 The General Election
    This will be our general election. Two candidates will be left to vote on. Both candidates will give a speech that will be provided in the OP. Drop-out candidates will also be able to submit any concession and/or endorsement speeches that haven't been made in Round 3 to be included in the OP. The candidate with the most eligible votes when the poll closes will be announced the winner. In the event of a tie, the following tiebreak procedure will be used:
    Candidates who already lost will be assigned a value equal to the number of registered votes they received in Round 3. Whoever that drop-out candidate votes for will award that candidate the value they were alloted. Whichever candidate received the highest amount will win the tie breaker. (Ex. Drop Out Candidates A, B, & C got 5, 7, and 15 votes in the primary race. Drop Out Candidates A & B votes for Candidate D in the general election. Drop Out Candidate C votes for Candidate E in the general election. In the event of a tie, Candidate E would win the election.)

    The winner of the election will begin their term and be awared their sticky thread in January 2018. They will serve as acting PotWR for 10 months until the end of October 2018.

    The register voter list

    @22k
    @44nutman
    @7437
    @Aegon Spengler
    @AGGAMEMNON66
    @AgonyandIrony
    @Al Gorithm
    @alanb
    @AnGrYcRoW
    @Anung Un Rama
    @Amerikuracana
    @Arkain2K
    @Armbars
    @AviatorShades
    @Bald1
    @BAM

    @BEER
    @Big_Chief_Stove
    @BKMMAFAN
    @Bloodworth
    @Bloody Pulp
    @brothir
    @Byron Carter
    @Cake4Breakfast
    @Captain Davis
    @carlos cadona
    @CauseImbetta
    @Caveat

    @CEROVFC
    @Ceez
    @chardog
    @Cid
    @cincymma79
    @Cint
    @Clippy
    @colby25
    @computer fogie
    @Coolidge
    @Cooz
    @Contra-dictator
    @cottagecheesefan
    @Cubo de Sangre
    @curryjunkie
    @Cuzcatlan
    @DannyNL
    @Darkballs
    @Deffid
    @Denter
    @Der Eisbar
    @Devout Pessimist
    @dfoster
    @Diamond Jim
    @dontsnitch
    @Dr J
    @dragonsfly

    @DragRacer
    @drstrangelov
    @DynamicLoosener
    @Edison Carasio
    @EGarrett
    @EL CORINTHIAN
    @electricfuneral
    @ens189
    @Factory
    @Falsedawn
    @Fanu

    @Farmer Br0wn
    @Fawlty
    @Fedorable
    @FinalFight
    @floivanus
    @Fluffernutter
    @fonzob1
    @forum poster
    @freaky

    @faustian
    @Fugazy
    @Gandhi
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    @glennrod
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    @Ham Socks
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    @Happiness
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    @HereticBD
    @Higus
    @HIMBOB
    @Hit-N-Run

    @HockeyBjj
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    @Ice That Jaw
    @IDL
    @IGIT
    @IIIIIIII
    @ILLogic

    @indrid
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    @InternetHero
    @irish_thug
    @Jack V Savage
    @Jackie Blue
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    @JDragon
    @jeffk
    @jgarner
    @Joe
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    @JonesBones
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    @JosephDredd
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    @Junes
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    @Kafir-kun
    @kahiljabroni
    @KaNesDeath
    @KBE6EKCTAH_CCP
    @KILL KILL
    @King of Fists
    @KnightTemplar
    @KONG-D'SNT-TAP
    @kpt018
    @Last Samurai
    @Lead
    @Leagon

    @lecter
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    @lilelvis
    @Limbo Pete
    @Lionel Mandrake
    @Liquid Smoke

    @LogicalInsanity
    @loyalyolayal
    @Lucifer Alpha
    @luckyshot
    @M3t4tr0n
    @m52nickerson
    @Madmick
    @MadSquabbles500
    @Makani
    @Mark Hunts FIST
    @MarloStanfield
    @Max Power
    @MayhemMonkey
    @mb23100
    @mcveteran81

    @MeatheadMike
    @meauneau
    @Metusalemi
    @Michaelangelo
    @MicroBrew
    @MMAViewer
    @mr.bigglesworth
    @mrbaapt

    @MusterX
    @n...not crazy
    @nac386
    @ncordless
    @nhbbear
    @no fat chicks
    @nostradumbass
    @ObsoleteSoul
    @ocfightfan
    @Octavian
    @oldshadow
    @oleDirtyBast4rd
    @Orgasmo
    @Overpressure
    @Overtures
    @PainIsLIfe
    @Palis
    @panamaican
    @Panmisiek

    @pcptornado
    @PEB
    @Pelosi2016
    @Peteyandjia
    @PHATV
    @Phisher
    @PolishHeadlock
    @Possum Jenkins
    @PrinceOfPain
    @Protectandserve
    @Prutfis
    @Pupi
    @Quipling
    @Rational Poster
    @Rebound59
    @RedAger
    @Rematch
    @RerouteToRemain
    @RetiredSlave

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    @RIPWarrior
    @Roaming East

    @Rod1
    @ROSCONATION
    @Rozko
    @Ruprecht
    @S Class
    @s karlyle
    @sabretruth
    @SafeSpace
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    @sangreporsangre
    @Satanical Eve
    @SBJJ
    @Scerpi
    @Scrody
    @Seano
    @second sight

    @senri
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    @Scheme
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    @Shoemaker
    @sickc0d3r
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    @silicavaginitis
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    @silus_2000
    @skold
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    @snakedafunky
    @sniper
    @sodapopinski
    @Son of Jamin
    @SongXIII
    @Space
    @spamking
    @spin_
    @Starman
    @StickAndMove
    @Stoic1
    @Strychnine
    @sub_thug
    @Supereem
    @superpunch
    @Swing
    @Teen Wolf
    @Tekk
    @Teppodama
    @TeTe

    @The Diplomat
    @The Higher Power
    @The ScorpioN
    @The Witcher
    @theBLADE1
    @TheComebackKid
    @thefirstemporer
    @TheGreatA
    @TheTimeIsNotNow
    @TheWorm
    @Throttlehead
    @Thurisaz
    @trident
    @Tropodan
    @Trotsky
    @TSO

    @ultramanhyata
    @uncommon
    @Undying Poster
    @unimackpass
    @Unsurprised Diaz
    @uppercutbus
    @Videer
    @voxom
    @VivaRevolution
    @Voodoo_Child906
    @waiguoren

    @WalkenWouldOwn
    @Whippy McGee
    @WhitebeltXL
    @wonderbread
    @Workers United
    @WorldofWarcraft
    @WTF2008
    @XalexinchainsX

     
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    @Clippy
    @HomerThompson
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    @snakedafunky
    @Kafir-kun
    @alanb
    @colby25
    @CauseImbetta
    @Space
    @senri
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    It begins
     
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    If this is the thing Palis won I'm gonna consider not being involved at all a compliment and an honor.
     
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    Also, it would be wrong not mention the man who rules this subforum for months
    @Palis

    And his VP
    @Dr J

    You both are registered
     
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    For some reason, I thought you were a long time poster here. Like 2013 or older join date. You really only started Dec 2016 after the election?
     
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    Been here since 08, 09. Lurked for years. Had my last account axed after someone thought rip was a real person and I was being mean to him.
     
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    Nobody knows who you are nor cares. I'd piss on you right now but it appears there is no need by the color of your belt.
     
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    I mean, I always assume everyone new is just a prior account but it just feels like I've seen that username before 2016. Idk why.
     
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    Ill vite
     
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    And with the highest of class, our leader presents himself to address the masses.
     
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    Bah meant vote lol
     
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    @Lead

    do i have 200 posts in the WR?
     
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    See how easy registering is. You could stumble right into it.
     
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    /bows elegantly.

    I don't believe in eye fof a eye. I believe in two eyes for a eye.
     
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    Yes, you are now added.

    Just so everyone knows how to figure that out, search your username in the search bar when in the War Room. It will show your past 200 posts in this subforum. Just go to the end and see if the oldest post is 2017
     
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    The Ric Flair av was a good call imo. That is Ric, right?
     
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    I'd like to register to vote
     
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