Is it just me, or is this whole Election process really starting to drag on? They got the ball rolling in late November, and now it is looking like it will easily go into January before we have a winner in the election and have named our newest moderator. We all have stated our positions on numerous occasions, and it seems redundant to do it again. But with three more days of campaigning and whatnot to go, before a week of round one of the primaries, I guess it's the appropriate time to do it all again. So here goes. I have stated my position with regards to moderation on several occasions. The area where I feel I have the most to offer is in the non-spam wrestling sections. This should be the bread and butter of these forums. It is what brought me to this site in the first place approximately five years ago, and it is what keeps me coming back to this day. All due respect to the spam sections, the various non-spam non-wrestling sections, and any other subsections of these forums, but this is a wrestling website first and foremost and as such, this is the area which requires the most attention. Priority one should be keeping these areas in tip top shape, and part of that process is having the appropriate staff in place to do so. My first love here is of course WWE. But with Nate, Nick, and Jack having this section completely under control, I'm not sure if a fourth mod is really necessary, or at least, it probably isn't the top priority. However, I do feel that there is a need for a second person to co-moderate the TNA section. This is in no way to suggest that IDR hasn't been doing a wonderful job of it, because his work has been stellar. It certainly is no criticism of his efforts. However, the product is improving, the traffic is increasing, and I think it is time for a second set of eyes and hands to maintain the excellence of the section that IDR has thus far been doing singlehandedly. That is why I have decided right from the get go of this process, to focus my efforts on becoming co-moderator of the TNA section. D-Man indicated in some other thread that the whole idea of a second TNA moderator has already been discussed to some degree. IDR himself seems receptive to the idea, as he posted in the Bar Room yesterday. As his imminent marriage approaches, as his fiancee remains busy, and as other matters in life get in the way to an increasing degree, such as work, life outside of the forums, and of course the NHL, IDR will need a partner here more so than ever. And I respectfully submit that I am the guy for the job. My longevity on these forums helps in my suitability for the job. The respectful manner in which I deal with other forum members is undeniable, which would serve me well in interacting with other staff members as well as the general forum population. And I think I bring a unique perspective to the table, that being modding the section from a completely polar opposite perspective from IDR. To a large degree, I say black when he says white. I am up when he is down. That's not to say that I will always disagree with him simply for disagreement sake, but past history would indicate that we look at the product completely differently, yet always respectfully, and I think this dynamic could (and often has already) spawn a lot of really interesting discussion in the section. Rather than having two marks co-mod the section (which I say with absolutely no offense intended), I think it would be interesting to bring a new dimension to the discussions. I think it is a recipe for success. Some guys have criticized my recent lack of posting in the TNA section while I produce these "word forts". Guilty as charged, but I admittedly have been preoccupied with the election, assembling the best team possible, to give Coco and likely Crock a true run for their money. I really want whoever represents our party to win the election. Hope it is me, I think it could and should be, but even if it is not, I want whoever it is to be victorious. While my recent posting activity has been sporadic, I've never been a believer in quantity over quality. If I can't give a well thought out post, I'd rather not give one at all. As a general rule of thumb, my level of activity in the section is more than adequate to do the job effectively. And it will return to that level again, once the distraction of this election is over. Frankly, I don't think the currently un-modded sections require full time moderation. The spam sections definitely do not, as current admins, G-Mods, and regular mods can and have been sustaining them perfectly, and with another staff member on board, it will be that much easier to do so. All due respect to VG & T, or sports, but the traffic simply isn't there to necessitate a full time mod. The guys who keep these sections running can continue to do so without needing to be a mod to do so. I'm not diminishing the significance of these sections, I just simply don't think they require a full time moderator. One thing I will continue to refuse to do is to attack my teammates. Many of them would make excellent mods. I won't come in here and suggest Dagger doesn't know the rules, because he definitely does. I won't suggest that Slinger, or Killjoy, or MTM, or an of the others would be terrible mods because we all know that would be incorrect. There will be no implosion of he party coming from me. I just happen to feel that I am a better suited candidate for a section which is more in need of attention at this point in time. I'll throw no one under the bus in seeking this position. We can definitely win this election. If we stay on track, get a high voter turnout, rally fully completely behind whoever ultimately gets the nod, and avoid collapse from within, Coco and Crock are going down, and I for one would love to see it happen. Going into this process, there were some who felt the result was a foregone conclusion. I beg to differ and when you look at his recent smear campaign tactics, I think he is starting to realize it too. This election is ours for the taking. Just consider who amongst us is the most electable. Who has the best chance to beat these guys head to head. Who can maintain party unity,while luring in the undecided voters and the discontented voters from other parties. I think it is me, and I hope you agree with me, and will show me your support throughout the process. And for the love of God, let's get on with this thing! Please let this be the last one of these lengthy campaign things I need to do. Enough is enough.