For those that are not aware, our rules state that when an Owner is ready to step down, or is removed by agreement of UBP and the MIB, the senior staff get to choose who among them will run for owner, and then all staff, and all bedrock donors get to vote on who is going to be the next owner. I will open up candidacy selection now, and during the rest of May, we will be preparing for the election. I want to have the actually voting take place during the first two weeks of June, and during the rest of that month we will complete the ownership transition.
What about me, you might ask. When an owner steps down, they have two choices. They can take a retirement title, or they can go back to being staff. Personally, I am going to go back to being a senior staff member. Either Moderator or MIB, depending on where the other senior staff think I am needed most.