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Post #1 Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:50 pm 
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I just thought it was worth mentioning that you still have a few days to nominate yourself if you wish to run for AGA board.

http://usgo.org/board/elections.html

Feel free to PM me if you want my opinion related to anything regarding the board, if you feel more information would help you make a better decision about whether to run or not.

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Post #2 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:19 am 
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I just thought it was worth mentioning that you still have a few days to nominate yourself if you wish to run for AGA board.

http://usgo.org/board/elections.html


Has there been a big increase in the number of candidates this year? I don't remember so many contested elections in the past.

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Post #3 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:10 pm 
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There hasn't been this many candidates on the slate at the same time since I started paying attention.

I think it's a good thing, more competition ought to increase quality...

My recommendations, for what it's worth, are:

* Edward Zhang (at large)
* Gurujeet Khalsa (Eastern) (L19 member gurujeet)
* Lisa Scott (Central)
* ...and you guys on the west coast are on your own.

If you have a preference, talk to your chapter representative-- small chapters are weighted disproportionately in the voting system, so you can have an unduly large influence. :)

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Post #4 Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:00 pm 
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daniel_the_smith wrote:
My recommendations, for what it's worth, are:

* Thomas Hsiang - East
* Lisa Scott - Central
* Steve Burrall - West
* Chuck Robbins - At Large

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Post #5 Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Thanks Daniel, I appreciate the endorsement (if only you could vote in the east). And vash3g I understand supporting from your own club. :)

Happy to hear suggestions from L19 folks on what they would like to see from the board and answer any questions, especially if you don't know me from club and tournament games in the mid-Atlantic area. My particular passion is growing the base of membership by overcoming the barriers to entry that beginners who get exposed to the game have. I think there is a lot the AGA can do there by coordinating better the efforts of its many enthusiastic volunteers. Suggestions welcome!

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Post #6 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:20 am 
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gurujeet wrote:
Happy to hear suggestions from L19 folks on what they would like to see from the board *snip* Suggestions welcome!


How about getting information about the results of the AGA's pro qualifiers out to the public?

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Post #7 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:08 am 
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pwaldron wrote:
gurujeet wrote:
Happy to hear suggestions from L19 folks on what they would like to see from the board *snip* Suggestions welcome!


How about getting information about the results of the AGA's pro qualifiers out to the public?


I sent a note to the e-Journal asking what's up. I noticed the AGAGD database has been unavailable for weeks now. Anyone know what's up with that?

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Post #8 Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:11 am 
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gurujeet wrote:
pwaldron wrote:
gurujeet wrote:
Happy to hear suggestions from L19 folks on what they would like to see from the board *snip* Suggestions welcome!


How about getting information about the results of the AGA's pro qualifiers out to the public?


I sent a note to the e-Journal asking what's up. I noticed the AGAGD database has been unavailable for weeks now. Anyone know what's up with that?


From June 12 EJ: Due to some technical issues, the American Go Association Go Database (AGADB) is currently offline. The AGA Ratings Database is still online and updated through June 3. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you updated about when the AGAGD will be back online.

There is an issue that needed to be addressed. It was easier to take the AGAGD offline than to keep it up. When it is properly fixed it will return. Sorry boys.

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Post #9 Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:48 pm 
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As Thomas Hsiang is no longer in the running for the East Region. We will be putting our weight behind Gurujeet Khalsa. I hope he does well as the next board member.

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Post #10 Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Kind of unrelated, but does the AGA have an official color scheme?

I feel like a different choice of colors for the website could make it seem more lively...

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Post #11 Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:56 pm 
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The winners were

Zhiyuan [Edward] Zhang
Gurujeet Khalsa
Steve Burrall
Rob Barber.

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