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NED Election results

Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by armistice, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. armistice

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  3. David Barnes United Kingdom

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    Congratulations Phil. I must admit I expected Susannah to win based on her video submissions, she comes across very well and would have been quite deserving.

    In any case, I hope the appointment works out. In my short exposure to Nominet I can see there is unrest with a portion of the members, and no easy solutions. I would have enjoyed the experience of trying to help Nominet, but it isn't to be, and so I wish Phil the very best.

    Thanks to those of you who voted for me.
     
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  4. ian

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    I wonder if many members cancelled their votes for Susannah in light of recent (unproven) events?
     
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    I was just trying to work out if that would have made much of a difference as Phil beat her by about 26K votes but its such a complicated system who knows :confused:
     
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    That should be @Siusaidh, not @susannah.

    I didn't change my vote.
     
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  7. Ben Thomas

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    Congratulations to Phil, whoever he is. We could have done with some fresh blood.
     
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    Congratulations are due to Phil, gaining a position on the Board at the third attempt. I am delighted for him, and he accomplished the outcome I wanted, which was to reduce representation on the Board by the largest registrars. That mission accomplished. While I am really grateful to people who voted for me, it was never about me having to be on the Board, it was about trying to get alternative voices in the Boardroom. I don't mind at all not winning. I was a reluctant candidate, and it clears the way for me to focus more on other very important parts of my life. I had already made clear on the Nominet forum that I would not accept any payment if I won, and it has never been about money for me. So I am just very pleased for Phil and I hope he is backed and encouraged to the hilt by members.

    Thank you, in parting (because this is my final post on this forum) to some genuinely kind and friendly people I have met here. Thanks especially to Steve for his support, but also to many others I have got to know, or bought domains from. Domains have been a hobby for me, not a business, and for that reason I think I have always been working a bit outside the full understanding of the industry. At this stage in my life, I am going to focus on fewer things - things that really matter in work and family - and my intention is to sell all but a dozen domain names for charity, those dozen left being ones that are personal or family. This was always going to be a one-off adventure for me, and in a lot of ways it is a relief I came second, not first. I hope and pray that all of you keep well, Siusaidh.
     
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    Congratulations Phil, commiserations to the others.

    Sorry to see you go Susannah, I didn't vote for you, but would have done if I could.
     
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    Siusaidh created some truly informative posts that I personally found quite remarkable in scope and ambition. Dunno how useful they were to seasoned/successful domainers but I'd describe them as very useful to folks who want to become seasoned. Real pity there won't be anymore of them to mine going forward. Bit annoying actually.

    Hope you return one day. All just Politics in the end!
     
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  11. David Barnes United Kingdom

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    It was nice to briefly exchange with you, wishing you all the best for the future.
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Congratulation Phil. Hope you can make some positive headway.

    @Siusaidh , good luck with your future adventures. Sorry to see you go.
     
  13. Ben Thomas

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    Lord knows you were close though!
     
  14. JMI

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    I'm sorry to say I find it ironic and naive we celebrate having people on a board of a top domain organisation, who clearly really want to be on it for qudos and don't actually give a hoot or care about domains and "domaining".
     
  15. Ben Thomas

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    Too cryptic. Explain further.
     
  16. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    Very hard to be a sailor on a ship full of Pirates.
     
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