So, the CSM8 Candidates are available. Quite frankly, I’m a bit disappointed in the turnout from non-bloc candidates, which TMDC commented on recently. However, without the low-sec representation of Marc Scaurus, it was going to show holes anyway.
So, let’s get the easy ones out of the way:
I’m not voting for a bloc candidate because they’ll get enough votes regardless; if not directly, then from preferences. There’s some bright people in there, like Banlish and Mynnna, which is nice to see, but my vote won’t make a difference there.
Other NO candidates are
|Grand Admiral Simo-Hayha||no||highsec, possibly James315 alt|
|Sgurd Battersea||no||no effort put in|
which leaves me in the unenviable situation of voting for practically everyone else.
|Ripard Teg||yes||good poster|
|Steve Ronuken||yes||industry guy|
|Ali Aras||yes||token newbie|
|apricot baby||yes||ui guy|
|Mike Azariah||yes||casual guy|
|mangara solaris||yes||rvb guy|
|Roc Wieler||yes||roleplay guy|
|Trebor||yes||csm secretary guy|
That’s in rough order of how I would preference them. Only the top seven have a shot, but realistically only two non-bloc candidates will get over the line. The others just haven’t articulated their constituency very well, and will likely be lost in the noise.