I joined Soapbox group back when it was first created, three years ago. Unfortunately it wound up being a group I had to leave when the 15 Nation limit was imposed. Even though I was no longer a member I still felt some affinity for it, so when I saw that a spammer had joined the Nation, I decided to try to contact the Admins to rectify the situation. That's when I discovered that the Soapbox had suddenly become leaderless. After assessing my Nation list and sacrificing another one, I made room to put in a join request, and then notified Tyler, who accepted my offer to take over the Nation.
So, here we are. The first line of business was to do an inactive member purge. That's taken care of. It's not pretty. 39 members were removed for being banned, closing their accounts, or not having been seen in over a year.
The next order of business is to take nominations for several new admins, to ensure that another situation doesn't arise where there is no one to manage the Nation.
I'm accepting self-nominations for Nation Administrator positions.
The requirements are:
- You must already be a member of Soapbox Nation.
- You have to want the job.
To apply, make a comment below in the Soapbox Nation discussion area, saying, "I want to be an Admin", or something to that effect.
Anyone who wishes to contest a nomination may do so, via the contact form on my profile page. Don't do it here, I don't want any slapfights.
I hope to get 4 or 5 or 50+ new Admins.
If the results of this call aren't satisfactory, it will be an indicator that maybe it is time to retire this Nation.
The list of removed members follows:
http://1623-yankee.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Aug, 2010
http://kimberly-wells.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Aug, 2011
http://4theluvofboobs.newsvine.com/ Banned May, 2011
http://acapulco-kevin.newsvine.com/ Banned Dec, 2010
http://bart-gruzalskibartgruzalski.newsvine.com/ Banned Sep, 2012
http://supercallie.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Oct, 2010
http://clholguin.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted
http://mynewsview.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Sep, 2011
http://crzyd269.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Feb, 2013
http://davemoore-1.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 4/03/2012
http://dkaz.newsvine.com/ Banned Oct, 2010
http://dylan-7.newsvine.com/ Banned Sep, 2010
http://extremist-moderate.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Jan, 2011
http://frugalbynecessity.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Sep, 2010
http://gabby2266.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Feb, 2011
http://gary-2.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Mar, 2012
http://goatfestival.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: May, 2010
http://grammarphobe.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Mar, 2012
http://hanidixit.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Jun, 2012
http://hugo-gnzlz.newsvine.com/ Banned Jun, 2012
http://nkycarbon.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Feb, 2011
http://jimhelbig.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Dec, 2010
http://lady-bug.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Feb, 2012
http://tcarroll1.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted Jan, 2011
http://news365.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted 2/13/2013
http://davidemeadows.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: Jan, 2011
http://pigeonreport.newsvine.com/ Banned 6/09/2011
http://progressivenews.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 11/14/2010
http://redshadowwithgreenbackground.newsvine.com/ Banned 1/23/2011
http://relentlesscomedy.newsvine.com/ Banned 12/30/2010
http://remote-viewer.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted 4/24/2012
http://rosiewoods35.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 4/08/2011
http://seagull.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted 6/27/2011
http://sherman9.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 11/04/2011
http://the-developer.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 11/26/2010
http://texassurf2000.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 3/29/2012
http://weeble-wobble.newsvine.com/ -- Last Seen: 12/27/2010
http://frontiernet.newsvine.com/ Last Seen: 7/11/2010
http://myluckrl.newsvine.com/ Account Deleted 6/19/2010