Monday, September 10, 2012

Quote of the Week: Poetic Stanziel's CSM8 Run Is In Full Swing




I'm going to blatantly plagiarize a page out of Poetic Stanziel's blog here, and do a quote of the week. 
even though I don't do a quote of the week column. Hell, I may never do one of these again. Ready? 
Here goes.


So, I want to talk about Poetic's CSM narrative. The narrative where he runs the Council down as 
pseudo-subtly and as often as possible, claiming that the CSM should be finding ways to get new 
players to vote, players that would likely vote for him. He does this because he wants to be on the 
CSM. He's desperate for a position on the council. That desperation drips from every anti-CSM7 post 
he writes.

Ever since he lost his whoring Enyo, ever since he decided not to run for CSM7 through an 
exceptionally long-drawn out series of posts against Kelduum, through all of that he still wants in the 
club. He craves the hell out of it. The caveat is that he won't run unless he feels he's guaranteed to win a
 seat (a natural response, I suppose).

The gameplan? Make CSM7 appear incompetent to the job they were elected for, nothing more than 
corporate stooges and mouthpieces of CCP, or only occupied with their own in-game interests (the 1% 
against the 99%.) The end result should be that there's no better man for the CSM than Poetic Stanziel
. He would, of course, think different, would act different, and we would hail him as the Mark Cuban of 
Internet Spaceships. One of us will appear on a show he created to celebrate his re-invention of 
everything that is Council of Stellar Management.

My fun with hyperbole over, what is Poetic Stanziel saying about voting reform today?
If CSM5 representation proves to be similar to CSM7's, would you agree that CSM6's representative profile is indeed the outlier? And if you agree with that, would you then agree that voting reform is unnecessary?
AGAIN, MY STANCE ON THIS ISSUE IS THAT WE NEED TO MOTIVATE AND EDUCATE PLAYERS TO VOTE IN FUTURE CSM ELECTIONS. THAT IS THE SUREST WAY OF REALIZING THE SORT OF REPRESENTATION YOU WANT.
 What does the CSM5 think of CSM7? They don't think anything about it. Full stop.

But that is not the narrative that will get Poetic elected. So, straight out of left field, he writes:
I have a strong feeling that CSM6 is actually the outlier, and that 10 nullsec representatives on a single CSM is not the norm.
Where did that nugget come from? Nothing in any research he has posted leads to that damning 
conclusion. Exactly how did his inference making machine spit out this startling, revelatory realization?


We've been reading Poetic's CSM7 rhetoric for the last couple months. Expect much more from Poetic 
as the year winds down, and as the CSM8 campaign season winds up. The more he writes about his 
perception of the CSM7, the more comments and evemails he receives from his Fweddit fanbase: 
"You've got my CSM8 vote! o7o7o7o7o7 m8m8m8m8 HAZZZEEEEENERDSSS!!!!" This girds him 
towards his goal.

There's the possibility Poetic might be a great CSM member. But the way he's going about it ... ugh!

6 comments:

  1. I should run on a CSM Watchdog platform. My job will be to just keep an eye on them, make sure they aren't doing anything stupid, and when they do, to tell the playerbase about it.

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  2. Maybe this explains the desperation driving him to paint me as a "flip-flopper" in the voting reform threads while refusing to provide any evidence of me actually doing so whenever I call him on it.

    :tinfoil: :)

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  3. Funny because Poetic just ran a piece like this on his blog about Jester running for CSM8. Lots of the same rhetoric in this post as was in the post he made. If he is running for CSM8 this post will just help him get there. In CSM, any publicity is good publicity.

    You should write more posts about the CSM and see if Jester says you are going to run for CSM8 just to complete the circle :)

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  4. What the fuck is this, some kind of blogception? :P

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