My Ranking Points
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe during this difficult time!
My name is Ginger (along with many other nicknames I proudly sport), I’m just about 16 years old, and I joined this community in 2017 during the “Golden Age”. The first thing I noticed about the site was the kindness and acceptance rooted in the very bones of each group forum. I had never experienced that sense of family before, and it was unexpectedly beautiful :). Truthfully, I joined the site expecting a cool website centered around one of my favorite book series, but instead I developed a family of users who I will stay friends with for years to come. That’s the kind of atmosphere I want to help create, so everyone feels like they have a safe space to socialize and open up about whatever they want or need to. I’m accepting my nomination for the Council of Elders, so I can help make our community stronger and full of fun, exciting events that allow users to escape from the struggles in their lives.
I want to be on the Council because I believe I have a lot of site experience to offer, I can meditate arguments, and I truly care about every user. I have to admit, it’s difficult to talk about myself because I usually help everyone else. I do know that I’m kind, empathetic, smart, humble, and I always give whatever I set my mind to my all. If you want to know some more facts, you can find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQOvYsyrCC3ws46L6J6ASJLwWPIyaBhvCt8YG-8ZH0Y/edit?usp=sharing
As an almost site veteran (can you believe we have users from 2015!?), I have seen multiple School Master elections, Dean elections, Classes, TbTs, CoTs, clubs, fights, wars, ages, and users come and go. I was part of the now-dead SGE Debate club when I first joined, but I mostly found my community among the peacemakers and writers. I generally write poems and post them in my activity. I also have a slideshow displaying my work which I’ll link below.
As for my “major” contributions to the site, I started the first SGE Hangouts chat with Jordan, I helped create some of the early SGE Google Docs, and I helped plan Crystal Week. I’m currently working on making a “Poet Gang” with @leilamofwoodsbeyond for all the poets in this community who want to share their work. More details to come on that front soon.
I have to be honest, I’ve never been in an official position of leadership on this site. Usually, I just try my best to support my friends and fellow site members, whether they be leaders or just people trying to find their place in this community. I often step in when arguments get out of hand to try and help each side cool down and talk out their issues rationally. I’m by no means perfect, but I try my hardest to help whenever I see someone in need. Arguments happen, it’s a natural part of life, but they don’t have to end with one or all parties getting hurt. I will always try to make sure these issues get worked out no matter what. I can’t fix everything, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help. I have made many mistakes, but I will always strive to be kind and grow from my errors because I want to be the best person I can. My role has always been behind the scenes support, but I really want to be more active in this community and help it grow. I want to represent all of the quiet, or otherwise shy, problem solvers on this site because we deserve to be heard. I may not be the loudest nominee, but that doesn’t make me any less deserving or able to do a great job on the Council.
I am also really big on teamwork. Many of my accomplishments I couldn’t have done without the help, support, and loyalty of my friends, many of which are on this site. It’s a two way street, and I will always hold up my end of it. This council will be built on the joint efforts of its members, and I am ready and able to be a part of its success. A good leader knows that they are stronger when they work with people, not against them or alone.
I know a lot of us have had or have mental or physical health issues, and we come here to escape the pressure in our lives. I’m one of you on that front too. I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), mild depression, migraines, Dysautonomia (POTS), and I have been sexually harassed. I know what it’s like to struggle. Sometimes, the best thing I can do is get out of bed in the morning. I want you all to know that there are good days and bad days, but that’s OK. We are only human, and all of our struggles are valid. Life is really difficult, and unfortunately, it doesn’t always get easier. The important thing is, however, that there are things in this life that give it meaning. You give your life meaning, so don’t be afraid to own it. We all mess up and fall down, but as a result, we grow. The amazing thing about being human is that we can change. Learn from your mistakes, and strive to be the best version of yourself you can be. It’s okay to take a break, you come first. If any of you need to talk about something happening in your life, don’t hesitate to reach out. It doesn’t matter whether you want advice or just someone to listen to you, I’m here. My username is @theginger, and my email is [email protected]. I am active on Google Hangouts, so you can also reach me there.
I’ve watched so many ages come and go, but now is the time to make this one count. I don’t want there to be another “age”, I just want to solidify this community as one family, differences and all. There will always be more newbies entering into this site, so instead of shutting down, we have to make room in our hearts and in this community because of that family. We are the Ever-Never Army, and I am proud to be part of our legacy.
I love you all, and I am so grateful for this opportunity. <3.
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That was beautiful! What is the council of elders though? (Sorry I’m so clueless)
The full post about it should be in @/thecovenforever’s activity!
Here is the link to my slideshow haha, it wouldn’t let me post all the links!
Thank you everyone for the support, it really means a lot!
That’s great Ginger! I remember the first google hangouts with Jordan (or Buckethead). That was an amazing speech and I’m glad your going to try to get one of the 13 spots!!
Shadow!! Thank you so darn much, and it’s so good to see you!!!
Who else has been nominated? Have you been nominated Olive?
All the nominations are on the Open Chat doc, I believe. A lot of people have been nominated so far, so I’m really excited to see how this all works.
@lilybug567 here is a full list!
@ccxinyofwoodsbeyond (this is wrong but idk what’s the correct version)
It’s really good to see you as well! We haven’t talked in a while either so yeah. And Lilybug, I don’t think I’ve been nominated but Cove, Ginger, Yami have been nominated and have made the speech so far. I don’t know the others since I don’t have discord.
Can someone explain this whole council and nomination thing to me
The full post about it should be in @/thecovenforever’s activity, so I’d recommend checking there first 🙂
Ooh, I remember Jordan (I call him Kitty lol), is he still active or something?
Anyways, yes Ginger, I love your poems and is truly moved by some of them, I still have your slideshow lol
That’s totally okay :). So, as you know, we used to have School Master and Dean elections to decide the leadership of the site. Unfortunately, there was a lot of issues that occurred because of the elections, and we had a lot of fights over who won, who deserved to win, etc. To try and remedy that, @/royalfude and @/thecovenforever came up with the Council of Elders. It’s a 13-person leadership body that would help organize and monitor the site community. It would do events, host parties, do the council posts, etc. We are holding elections for those members right now, which is what my speech is for. I hope this makes sense! Let me know if you have anymore questions!
Someone give me the doc to Open Chat, I don’t have the link.
it’s basically a council made of thirteen people that will organize events, mediate, peace make, things lie that
Can someone give me a list of people being nominated? I’d like to vote.
See above shade, I posted the list. And here’s the link to the doc
I know that, I was asking what you meant by “LAUREN I LOVE YOU BUT ITS A FOUR”
Oohhh that makes sense. I always mess up on Coves tag and write ‘for’ and then have to redo it in the comments lol
Congrats on the nomination! Gingeth that was beautiful <3
Ginger how did you come up with such a beautiful speech? I’m having a hard time writing mine. . . If you don’t want to help that is a-okay.
Hey lily! I’d be happy to help you write a speech! You can take some inspiration from mine if you’d like (check my activity)
Ofc I’m willing to help! I’d be down to look at yours if you wanted a second pair of eyes. For mine, I just made sure to talk a little bit about myself, how I started on the site, what I love about the site, what I’ve done for and on the site, and why I want to be on the council. I also talked about specific traits I value or bring to the table. Ask yourself: what about you makes you good for the council? Why do you want to be on the council?
I hope this helped! Let me know if you have any other questions 😊
Thanks! . . . I kind of have one started. . . Do you want me to tag you in my actvity to read it?
YES!! I need as many people as possible. Can you go to my activity to look at what I have so far?
I loved your Ginger talk! I know I never spoke to you but I think you are a wonderful person! Call me Asia.<3