NUIGHead Registered User
#1

So watching SU elections around the country start off, first year in Galway and want to get some more info on the NUIG ones,
Who's running and for what?
What's different between them?
When are the dates of nominations and election?

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bildo Registered User
#2

LOL!

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TheCosmicFrog Hosted Moderator
#3

bildo said:
LOL!


Nope, I've been thinking about it now for a few minutes and still don't understand the point of your comment.

Ficheall Registered User
#4

TheCosmicFrog said:
Nope, I've been thinking about it now for a few minutes and still don't understand the point of your comment.


It's internet slang. It originated as an abbreviation for "laughing out loud" or "laugh out loud", though this is something of a misnomer, as the user rarely, in fact, laughs out loud when using the abbreviation. Through overuse the abbreviation has descended into moreso a sort of alternative to "I have nothing to say".

In this case bildo is expressing his opinion that NUIGHead's post is laughable, but, perhaps due to the pointlessness of the thread, does not feel that there would be any merit in detailing whether this is because
    the new user claims to be following SU elections, which are almost entirely pointless, around the entire country

    he feels the user is being dishonest in giving the impression that s/he is merely a curious observer

    the OP asks what differences there are between the candidates, as though there were somehow any that were both honest and different from other election candidates in any election ever

    if the candidate were truly a curious observer s/he could either simply Google the dates s/he seeks, or find it on one of the many posters which seem to be plastered all over campus in this inexplicable, unprecedented drive to encourage students to vote

    he has nothing to say, for a change, but feels obliged to comment nonetheless (cf. third sentence)


That is my interpretation of it, at any rate...

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bildo Registered User
#5

I actually did LOL at this. SU election threads are inevitably lulzy here at boards. Especially since the last one was heavilly directed at myself.

Simply anticipating the huge buckets of lols that are bound to be extracted at this lolcow of a thread

TheCosmicFrog Hosted Moderator
#6

Ficheall said:
It's internet slang. It originated as an abbreviation for "laughing out loud" or "laugh out loud", though this is something of a misnomer, as the user rarely, in fact, laughs out loud when using the abbreviation. Through overuse the abbreviation has descended into moreso a sort of alternative to "I have nothing to say".

In this case bildo is expressing his opinion that NUIGHead's post is laughable, but, perhaps due to the pointlessness of the thread, does not feel that there would be any merit in detailing whether this is because
  • the new user claims to be following SU elections, which are almost entirely pointless, around the entire country


  • he feels the user is being dishonest in giving the impression that s/he is merely a curious observer


  • the OP asks what differences there are between the candidates, as though there were somehow any that were both honest and different from other election candidates in any election ever


  • if the candidate were truly a curious observer s/he could either simply Google the dates s/he seeks, or find it on one of the many posters which seem to be plastered all over campus in this inexplicable, unprecedented drive to encourage students to vote


  • he has nothing to say, for a change, but feels obliged to comment nonetheless (cf. third sentence)


That is my interpretation of it, at any rate...


lol

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Lockstep Boondock Saint
#7

Full time election candidates:

President
• Curley, Paul
• O’Brien, Will


Vice President / Education Officer
• Brusilovskaya, Tatiana
• Fennelly, Evelyn
• Kitt, Rory
• Reilly, David
• Stitt, Conor


Vice President / Welfare Officer
•Adebari, Dami
• Allen, Robin
• McCarthy, Sarah

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#8

Looking forward to next week now, should be some good banter.

Squeeonline Registered User
#9

Vote RON!

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Robbo Witchfinder General
#10

What's the current, hip slur to be thrown these days now that "Fianna Fail stooge" no longer has the same cachet?

Lockstep Boondock Saint
#11

I'd say the following will be starting out with a strong lead, although I'll be waiting for campaigns to start before I decide how to vote.

Curley: Heads BizSoc and will get kudos for organising the Commerce Ball which seemed to go down very well this year. Got a strong showing last year so will probably do well this year as well.

Stitt: Topped the poll last year but lost out on transfers. He's left FEE but has a good history of campaigning on mental health, fees etc so should be fairly transfer friendly between both activists and the general student population. Is also the man behind NUIG memes which should add a few extra votes.


Allen: Former Equality Officer (went around with a megaphone shouting for Jim Browne to improve disability access), is involved with literally everything that goes on in NUIG from the Commerce Ball to the Irish National Law Debates.

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Ruire Registered User
#12

Robbo said:
What's the current, hip slur to be thrown these days now that "Fianna Fail stooge" no longer has the same cachet?


Given FEE are running someone for everything, I'm sure they'll conjur something or other.

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#13

I'm voting RON for President. It's Joe Loughnane or nothing!!

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#14

Joe Loughnane isn't a student in NUIG.

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