in the elections
. There are only three users who have a serious explicit commitment to freedom of speech in their platform, and rm
is both the best and most popular of these. My second and third choices are hopeless, so my ballot is effectively truncated.
This is one of those cases where I would rather that jameth
, a non-serious candidate with no articulable platform, win than the current leader, legomymalfoy
, because I think that LJ is ultimately doomed anyway, and a candidate who is serious about the status quo is significantly more likely to give the advisory board an air of legitimacy than a candidate who represents the protest vote. Still, I won't give jameth
my second- or third-place vote because I think it's probably better to vote sincerely and see how it goes.
Note: this is somewhat different from how I would advise voting in a general election, because while I know lots of people who have left LJ, I know nobody (or almost nobody; I'm sure I'm forgetting someone) who has left their country because of politics.