Lindax wrote:An elected CD can still do a lot of damage. And whomever gets elected will only be the choice of a majority, which means there will still be plenty of clan members and leaders who don't agree with the choice.
Yes. An elected CD can do a lot of damage. And if the clan world sees it that way; then they'll vote someone new to reverse the damage. What happens when a current CD does a lot of damage? Nothing. THAT'S ACCOUNTABILITY VS. NOT ACCOUNTABILITY.
Lindax wrote:Besides, why would you want the most desirable person? Shouldn't it be the most capable person? Elections will likely result in the most likable person being chosen, not the most capable.
The most desireable person is the most capable person (or at least capable) in the eyes of the clan world. We have a very astute community. But again, if a CD goes off the rails, then there will be a system in place to get a new CD, rather than endlessly be stuck with a person who is doing damage.
Lindax wrote:People don't volunteer for a CD position because they like to see their name in blue (or whatever that horrible color is). They do it because they think they can make the clan world a better place.
Candidates' desires do not change because you have elections. Although, if they did; it would be for the best imo. Because it would not be about who is in with who. It would be about who gets along with everybody and is seen as a very innovative person by the whole community.
Lindax wrote:And even the best CD will never make everybody happy, unless we go back to your perfect world.
You're logic is fallacious and condescending. I've never said that an election makes everything perfect or that everyone will be happy. People may be disenchanted at times. But, at least they're going to have say in who is representing them. Right now, clans have no say in who is representing them.
Some clan leaders may have great visions for the clan world. But, if they're not in the loop, then tough beans.
Lindax wrote:Take us, for example. You may be a perfect clan leader (who knows), nevertheless I disagree with practically everything you post. Luckily we both have the option of expressing our opinions.
The concept of being able to express opinions is an argument for not having elections? Actually, I can tell you that there are some clan leaders who have stopped or tempered their opinions because they are tired of howling at the wind. A vote at least gives them some direct real say.