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  1. It looks like this thread has reached it's end point. Hence, it's time to let it slide down the list and vanish into oblivion. My initials claims was about the relationship between the LEA Committee and the LEA Bylaws. And to put it briefly I did accuse the LEA Committee for behaving like a school book example of an oligarchy with no respect for the LEA Bylaws. Some of you backed me up in that accusation, and some of you claimed that everything the LEA Committee did was in accordance with the bylaws. And on the whole the discussion we all had was courteously. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for that. During our discussions other aspects of LEA also was mentioned. And I do have a feeling that there is some wondering about the way LEA works. So though I wrote that the thread would vanish into oblivion, it's my hope that some of you will keep raising questions about LEA and the way it's run if you meet members of the LEA Committee and/or you meet the artists on the LEA sims on your travels in Second Life. I for sure will. Because if we do nothing then nothing will be changed. But if we do then perhaps LEA eventually will turn into the LEA it originally was intented to be. Have a nice weekend all :-)
  2. I would never have thought that I would live long enough to agree with something you posted, Livio, but this post actually makes a lot of sense even to me. And I also do agree in what you stated in another posting about Second Life art scene needing LEA. So do I believe. Upcoming artists shouldn't spend time fundraising to get a sim for a period. LEA could, if run in the right way, be a wonderful starting place for upcoming artist to use and experiment with.
  3. I actually do believe that Lexbot's statement about a "perpetual committee that has no interest or incentive in bringing in fresh blood (and new views) doesn't sound like the best recipe for quality control either" was meant about bringing fresh blood (and new views) into the committee itself and not about new artists. But I may be wrong about that.
  4. At least the decision wouldn't be in the hands of an oligarchy.
  5. For heavens sake, Livio. This thread is about LEA. Hence, I was talking about LEA sims. When I had my gallery I too let other artists use my land for their art, so I know all about that. But now we are talking about LEA sims. Keep focus or leave the discussion.
  6. Sometimes you read my posts like the Jehovah's Witnesses reads the Bible. You don't read what I write. You read what you think I write. It's not about getting likes on Facebook. The voting process could be something like the way you vote for the Second Life 'Avi Choice Awards' where Second Life residents actually have to log in to vote.
  7. But the way it is now the definition and decision of 'good' art is in the hands of only 6 people. They, and only they, has the power to decide which artists will get a sim to work on.
  8. One more time just for you then: Members of the LEA Committee are recruited and chosen by members of the LEA Committee. Turning granting of sims into an election (like the way a member of a city council is chosen) would force the artist to promote his or hers ideas to get votes. That could be by using Facebook, Twitter and other social media. And by having rallies in Second Life. By doing so more people would be aware of what LEA is - and it might even bring more visitors to the sims. And the same goes for election of committee members. They too would have to convince those with an interest for art that they deserve to have a seat in the committee. And if they do a good job they can even get a second term. LEA needs a good portion 'glasnost' and 'perestrojka'
  9. Since one (1) current member of the LEA Committee has had a seat in the committe ever since LEA was founded in 2010 in spite of the two term policy, each and every decision made after 2014 has been invalid due to the LEA Bylaws, as he at the time was and still is an illegal committee member according to the LEA Bylaws. And that also includes altering the very same bylaws. That, I find is a problem.
  10. Oh, you can be sure that this is not 'Troll Art'. I am seriously concerned about the lack of transparency and democracy in the way LEA is managed by the LEA Committee. To me the LEA Committee very much looks like a school book example of an oligarchy. And I believe you earlier asked what I would suggest to change in the way LEA works. I actually have a few suggestions to that: 1) Members of the LEA Committee should be recruited through a public election. 2) All residents in Second Life should be able to run for a seat in the LEA Committee based on their ideas and visions. 3) Summary minutes of all committee metings should be public. 4) A list of all applicants for a LEA sim should be published on the LEA website. 5) Residents of Second Life votes for the artist they would like to see on a LEA Sim. Those suggestions would open LEA to a broader public. The candidates for a seat would be chosen on basis of their visions and ideas, and would have to promote themselves. Applicants for a sim would have to promote their ideas to a broader public in order to get votes. That way LEA wouldn't be a closed party for the few but would open up to the world and involve everyone with an interest for Second Life art. And it shouldn't be that hard to make those changes. It's just a question of will.
  11. You wrote: "Read well the papers, and you can discover that what you say is ***not true***." I read the papers and couldn't find it. And then I asked you to point me to the right place. But instead you started a rant that would make Donald Trump envious. Wouldn't it just have been easier if you gave me a link to what you know and I don't know?
  12. The only way to go directly to Linden Lab is by old-fashioned snail-mail. And sending a letter from Denmark to Californien may take forever. And in case of missing response you will not know if the letter disappeared on it's way or just got ignored. And then you can start all over again. So that is really not an alternative. But with a little luck a thread like this will eventually reach some one that will look into the matter - or better, make others raise questions to the way LEA works.
  13. A lot of insults but no documentation for your claims. Kind of says a lot about you, doesn't it?
  14. And still no documentation for you claims. Instead you are slowly sinking down to the level you accuse others to be on when it comes to argumentation. Should I take that as a sign that you were bursting out steam and not facts? Why don't you go paint another landscape painting. I am sure that some one somewhere can do with one more. And if you put a duck and a deer in it not a single eye will be dry ;-)
  15. And now even distraction instead of providing proof for your claims. Come on, Livio. you can do better than so.
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