It seems very foolish since, while xhoneyxbeex was suggested by several members, all of the answers containing her name where downvoted massively. This surely shows that she wasn't really a popular choice at all. What is the purpose of letting members choose a moderator if someone unpopular is to be picked anyway?
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I'm happy with the two choices
It was chosen by who got the most votes. When you cast your vote for anything, you don't get to throw in extra ballots saying who you don't want to win. You pick the person you want by stating their name, and then you essentially gtfo. That's pretty much how it works. You voice who you don't want to win by picking the person(s) you DO want to win.
From what I saw, most posts were heavily downvoted making it unreliable. Actually, the situation reminded me of something pickledtofu once said, about how some people here like to use certain stats when its convenient, then throw them out when they aren't. Just as 6 out of 7 days in a week, people will look at their personal downvotes and denounce their validity, saying that they're largely meaningless (arguing that the GaG demographic is too dumb, or too liberal, or too misandrist and evidently just butthurt at the "truth" they were professing). But when the tables seemingly turn in their favor, like magic, downvotes mutate into the paragon of wisdom, an epitome of accuracy and a paradigm of perfection...on a website where creating a 3rd, 4th and 5th personal account is easier than cleaning your own toe jam. So I understand ignoring them for that reason alone. Everyone got to place a recommendation, and I'm happy for that.
The fact that they even allowed members to choose a moderator is unheard of to me, as most forums I've seen strictly keep that decision up to the top admins. The only thing I believe most people can agree on is that many trolls exist here, as they do on most other forums. I don't expect a habitual troll to upvote the nomination of a person who will likely be more inclined to remove posts of theirs that breach the terms of service. That puts a ceiling on the "funz they haz."
So for that reason, whether I was downvoted 50 times, 100 times, or 500 times my personal recommendation of xhoneyxbee would remain the same then, now, and hereafter3