If you vote for Dagger Dias, you are an idiot. That statement may be blunt, but it's true. Well, it will be true after you read this post. Dagger Dias is a terrible candidate from mod in every possible way. He takes shit personally, he's not very smart, he's stubborn, he's not a great poster, he doesn't understand the rules of our forum, and nobody in the board room supports him. Here, I'll break it down for you, one trait at a time. 1) He takes shit personally- How many times a month do we an anti-mod thread in the spam sections? How many times do we see a mod get dressed down by a poster? The truth is, once you get that bold name, you become a target for anger and hate, and it's not always unjustified. Dagger has had a long history of taking things personally. Whether it's his voting pattern in the video game tourneys or his crappy video game he made, he can't handle criticism. The last thing we need is Dagger making an ass out of the mods of our website, something he'll do at the first sign of dissent. 2) He's not very smart- Seriously, have you read his posts? Spelling errors, terrible debater, can't write to save his life. Take a look at all the other mods- all of us are intelligent guys (if I do say so myself). Sly and D-Man are two of the best debaters on the forum. Xfear and jmt have diverse tastes and are able to converse about just about any subject. What does Dagger bring to the table besides generic video game posting? Nothing. 3) He's stubborn- Have you read his Video Game tourney posts? He basically posts the same argument for every game he decides to back. He dresses them up with long winded paragraphs, but it basically comes down to this: he likes this game more. When challenged by a more competent poster like Doc, Mozz, Charlie, or Zevon_Zion, he basically regurgitates the same arguments masquerading as a rebuttal. Or, if the opposition is to great, Dagger just whines and plays the victim. Isn't that what he's doing now? Declaring Crock and Coco to be troll candidates? 4) He's not a great poster- I touched on this before; the Board Room should contain the best of the best. You don't have to like Sly and KB (hell, there are plenty of times that I don't), but you have to respect their ability to talk wrestling and their knowledge on the subject. They're also well versed in just about any other topic they care to engage in. SSC is the music mod because he has a great ear for music and the ability to write interestingly about it. Nate, Nick, and Jack-Hammer all write expertly about wrestling. What made Lee a great video game mod? He posted with such a charm that people couldn't help but reply to his threads, making the V&T section one of the most popular non-wrestling sections. Dagger posts new threads in that section constantly, and NONE of them ever generate much interest. The only thread he's ever posted in was the Video Game music thread, which he posted back in 2010, and he makes up nearly half the posts in that thread. He's not compelling, uninteresting, and uninspired. 5) He doesn't understand the rules of our forum- Now this is the interesting part... because you get a little board room insight. Now obviously I can't quote from the Board Room, that's a no-no, but I can tell you this: In the month of April 2011 from the 21st to the 28th Dagger Dias reported a massive 56 posts. That's 56 posts over the course of a week. And you know what? Almost none of them included any rule breaking. He just went trigger happy with the report button and reported anything that he thought was a bad post. It got so bad that D-Man eventually had to PM him telling him to stop. He was the talk of the board room for how incredibly stupid he was. He thought if he reported a lot of posts it would show that he was worthy of modship. All it showed us was that he didn't know the first thing about being a mod. 6) Nobody in the Board Room supports him- We call ourselves the mod team for a reason, because we're a team. We have spats all the time, but at the end of the day we're all on the same side. I don't particularly like Nick, but I respect him as a good poster with a sharp mind. Lee and I didn't always get along, but at the end of the day I respected what he did for the forum. Nobody will have that respect for Dagger. Why? Because he made an ass out of himself constantly. In addition to his terrible track record with reporting posts, he constantly bothered mods to campaign for him in the board room. He contacted me, he contacted SSC, and he contacted others as well. I understand someone wanting to have a friendly voice in the Board Room, but Dagger and I weren't even friends, and barely acquaintances, and he approached me out of nowhere. He's selfish and in business for himself. So everybody, especially ABC members, think before you vote. I have nothing against Dagger as a person or a poster, but he's just not a good choice for mod. At all.