Medicine Cat Elections, Day 7: Voting Begins!

Welcome back, folks! In case you missed it, we’re holding elections to find the new Medicine Cat of BlogClan, the new representative of our community!

It’s finally time to begin the first round of voting!

You have up to three votes which you can use to vote for the candidates who you think are best fitted for the role. At 12am UTC on 10th July, voting will close and we will prepare the final round of voting in which the three candidates with the most votes will be placed head-to-head.

Place your votes wisely and carefully, and enjoy the feeling of democracy!

If you want a recap on all the candidates, click here to see an archive of the hustings posts from the last few days.

Before the poll, the current Medicine Cat, Kat, has a speech to share with all the voters and candidates. Listen now to her sage and wise words, and think about the candidates you want to vote for:

I’m afraid that this isn’t as much a question for our candidates, but more a little reflection from a former medicine cat to our candidates and voters this year. Unfortunately, I don’t think my opinion is too valuable regarding each of our candidates because of my absence for these past few months, but I’d like to just briefly talk about what I think we should all keep in mind while voting and running, or just going about our business. Just a note that I wouldn’t like to make it seem as if my opinion is any more important than anyone else’s; instead, I’d like to add to everyone else’s general ideas and all.

There’s a lot of things I wished I had done better while medicine cat. One of which is recognizing from the beginning how serious a responsibility it is. As a medicine cat, you have to make sure that your face (or, better said, icon) is the first that all new members see. That means that you should not only be very organized about the new members page (yup…my mistake…) but also willing to take the time to greet every new member in a unique way. Not just “hello! I’m _____, your medicine cat!” Instead, “Hi, I’m ___, and I noticed your icon was about Hamilton. I love it, too! Who’s your favorite character?” or something like that but different for new members. Keeping up on this is really, really difficult. You have to be willing to acknowledge that as your responsibility. I was almost going to resign as medicine cat at one point because I felt so awful about my inactivity.

You have to also take the Hug Page as your own, not formally. I was really good about doing this in my first months as medicine cat, but was lacking in the latter. You have to be able to sympathize with people. There’s no way around it. You have to be able to just listen, and respond with “that’s awful about your school day!” and know when to say “that’s really serious, I think you should talk to a parent or trusted adult about that.” That sounds really odd, I know, but it’s just important that you’re able to understand that while you can be good at understanding people and all, you aren’t a professional and shouldn’t be diagnosing someone’s mental disorder, y’know? That can be dangerous. I’d recommend that you almost always encourage someone going through trouble to reach out to someone they love, but also BE that someone at the same time. This can also be very difficult. If you don’t want to accept this as your responsibility, FULLY, then rethink.

This is directed at everyone now. Make sure that you’re running (and voting) for the right reasons. If you would run for this as well as run for deputy if you lose or any other offered position, reconsider. This is a specific task. If you just want a title, don’t do it. You can be just as well-loved and respected by working your way to a senior warrior who contributes often and positively to the blog. And voters, fellow BlogClanners, kiddies, please know that this is not a popularity contest. If there’s one person who you always see working tirelessly but isn’t your friend while someone who is your friend hasn’t done anything, vote for the prior. This isn’t about someone who is friendly when they need to be, or active only one day of the week, or tells really funny jokes, this is about someone who has continuously shown the correct character and work ethic over time. Please examine your vote for the long term.

Lastly, buddies, my loves, my angels, it has been an absolute pleasure getting to be the medicine Kat. If there’s anything I’ve noticed over time, it’s that this place is a team where, at our optimal place, we are loving, supportive, and kind to everyone that has been here and is to come. Elect someone who will take us to that place.

Sorry for such a speech. I love y’all.

Well done to each and every one of the candidates; you’ve worked hard this past week, and you have all done an amazing job. I’m so proud of you all, I wish you all the best of luck. You’ve done incredibly, regardless of outcome.

Have fun and vote with your heart!

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  288 Replies to “Medicine Cat Elections, Day 7: Voting Begins!”

  1. July 10, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Here’s my campaign, it’s short
    Animated poster here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/168429676

    1- Who are you?
    I’m Stoatpaw, an apprentice of BlogClan.
    2- Why did you run?
    I would like to show people that we’re a positive community that welcomes all, and I’d also like to get to help out on the Blog by being the communication point between BlogTeam and the members.
    3- What other sites are you active on?
    Wikia {Stoatbramble} Discord {stoatbramble#7406/IKEA meatballs is my nickname for the BlogClan and IkeaClan servers}, and Scratch {–Stoatbramble500–}
    4- When did you start reading Warriors?
    About 3rd grade.
    5- When did you join BlogClan?
    August 2015
    6- When did you join the Wiki?
    December 2015 {it was new years eve lol}
    7- When did you join Discord?
    like last month or so lol
    8- When did you join Scratch?
    I forget but it says on my profile there
    9- Who’s your favorite character? Why?
    Ashfoot. I have no reasoning for that, other than she’d be a better leader than Onestar.
    10- Who’s your least favorite character? Why?
    SPOILERS FOR AVOS
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
    IKEA MEATBALLS
    Darktail. He’s an interesting villain who makes himself known as a threat, and though he wanted to take over the Clans, he had a good reason and he brought some nice plot twists to the series.
    11- Is this over yet?
    Yes.


    this is a siggy

    • Winterpaw
      July 10, 2017 at 4:08 am

      Oooh nice! And do you have someone in mind for MCA?


      What is so impossible?

      • July 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        Thanks!
        I’d like to see who makes it to the finals, and I’d also like to see if some non-candidates would also be suited for the job.


        this is a siggy

    • July 10, 2017 at 5:08 am

      There’s an IkeaClan???

      Nice campaign! It’s very organized 🙂


      🌊 Queen of Canon Correcting🌊

      • lazy unsigned stoatpaw
        July 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        It’s from extreme randomness on Discord one day. 😛
        Thanks, Wavey! 🙂

    • Flamepaw on his phone
      July 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      lol I would have watched the animation, except I’m using a phone and those can’t get adobe unless there is some method that I don’t know

      • lazy unsigned stoatpaw
        July 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

        IDK if you can get Adobe on non-apple mobile devices 😛

  2. Icy (Iceflower)
    July 10, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Poster for Shimmerfrost 😀


    ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴛᴜᴅᴏʀ ʀᴏꜱᴇ ʜᴀꜱ ᴛʜᴏʀɴꜱ 🌹

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    • Winterpaw
      July 10, 2017 at 4:08 am

      Awesome, Ice 🙂


      What is so impossible?

    • July 10, 2017 at 5:09 am

      Nice Icy! Has the little firework star been on the voting buttons before or was I just completely missing it? 😛


      🌊 Queen of Canon Correcting🌊

      • Icy (Iceflower)
        July 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        Well, it’s been a different star, but yep. 😛


        ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴛᴜᴅᴏʀ ʀᴏꜱᴇ ʜᴀꜱ ᴛʜᴏʀɴꜱ 🌹

    • Eagleclaw
      July 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Great as always, Icy! 🙂

    • Shimmerfrost
      July 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you! I love it <3


      I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot

    • Lionpaw (Lionfire)
      July 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Awesome! 😀

  3. Wolfshade
    July 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I didn’t get to vote


    Wolfie, mem-purr of Blogclan

    • Flowerstream
      July 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      The poll is still open- you can vote now if you want


      BlogTeam Mod (& a Hufflepuff)

  4. Robbie
    July 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Why you should vote for Robinpaw
    By Robinpaw

    WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR MED CAT?
    I am running so that I feel like I am giving BlogClan my all and so that help will be given to those in need. I will still try to be as if I were even if I am not. I love BlogClan, and I will be here every day for until I forget one day which is very possible.

    DO YOU HAVE A MCA IN MIND?
    Yes, they are an awesome person, kind and smart. I have not asked her yet, I might not win but a few people know who they are. (Live chat :P) If not,I still have three others. In order too. 😛

    HOW ACTIVE ARE YOU?
    I am on literally every day, morning and night mostly. By becoming Medicine Cat, I’d use the night to post on the Say Hi page and the Hug Page and use the mornings for regular things, like Tavern, Games, Generators, Fanfiction, stuff like that 🙂

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
    WHY SHOULD I VOTE ROBIN?
    I am active, I have been told to have been really kind. I am willing to help anyone if I have the answers needed. I am welcoming, and acording to Sunny and Icy I am awesome 😛

    Thanks for reading!
    Vote Ro!
    Its the way to go!

    • Flamepaw on his phone
      July 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      I like the “Vote ro! It’s way to go!” Part.

  5. July 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Fox-dung…..I voted and then I realized that it said that you could vote for up to three people and I only voted for one because I thought you could only vote for one but I have a few people I want to be med cat…… 🙁

    • Flowerstream
      July 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Aww, that’s okay, you’ll still have the chance to support a candidate during the next round!


      BlogTeam Mod (& a Hufflepuff)

  6. July 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Where is Josh’s Fantastic Late Night Election Commentary I would like to know

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    • Silvertail basking in the summer sun
      July 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      I would like to know too…
      Maybe we missed it, or something. I don’t see it anywhere…


      Don't let your MEMES be DREAMS

      • Icy (Iceflower)
        July 10, 2017 at 9:40 pm

        BlogTeam decided to wait on the commentary – You haven’t missed it! Don’t worry, though – it’s still coming!


        ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴛᴜᴅᴏʀ ʀᴏꜱᴇ ʜᴀꜱ ᴛʜᴏʀɴꜱ 🌹

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        • Sky
          July 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm

          Awesome!

  7. Winterpaw
    July 11, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Polls are closed! Good luck. We’ll see the finalists soon. 🙂

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