The 'Shroom:Issue XCIII/Director Election
It's that time of the year again, the Director Election!
What is This?
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So as you can see, that candidate has three votes.
This is what you must do if you win, so read carefully.
Looks easy? It is not. So get ready.
Now get out there and go!
I would like to announce my candidacy for Director of The 'Shroom. As a longtime Core Staff member, including having been the Director from January 2011 through January 2014, I understand what it takes to properly lead the paper and which policies to implement in order to foster the growth of this project. My running mate Gabumon (talk), better-known as Edofenrir, is also a former Core Staff member and served a cumulative year and a half as my Sub-director. I have asked him to serve in this capacity again not only because he is the best person for the job; he is somebody I can trust to manage the operations of the newsletter should I be unable to carry out my responsibilities for any reason.
I am running for my old position again because while the content we provide each month is quality, it is evident that the newsletter is starting to stagnate– we have seen few writers sign up this year, our viewership is mostly decreasing and overall interest in the paper has been declining. We see it in the lack of sections each month, low turnout in our monthly forum polls and lack of discussion in the community. There is nobody to fault for this slower period, and everybody on the team has done their best to provide the best content possible each month. It is clear, however, that The 'Shroom needs to enjoy different trends than the ones it is experiencing now.
To quote my mentor and close friend Stooben Rooben (talk) from his second Director Election campaign in December 2009, "[We need to] make people want to read The 'Shroom. Too long the paper has went without the attention it deserves. It's time to bring that back. . . . It's time for The 'Shroom to reach a golden era." His words ring true again today— we need to implement ideas that will allow for a renewed interest in the paper. My plans will do just that. My proposals for next year are the following:
We are entering an important era of our paper– we are quickly approaching our one hundredth issue. The 'Shroom needs leaders that will be able to balance the priorities of planning this important edition, maintaining overall issue and section quality, and assembling a team of Core Staff and contributors that will secure the future of the paper. A framework for success has been established in the past several years, one which will allow for writers with great ideas to express their creativity. All it takes from here are the right policies and energy invested to build upon that foundation. If you elect me and Edofenrir to lead the newsletter, we will do what it takes to ensure The 'Shroom starts to enjoy the growth and prosperity that it deserves.