Is Coal a member of Dart Elite?

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Who are the elites?
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I am but an irrelevant user. 
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I am the most qualified expert on the DDO Elite. From Victim to their greatest rival, I have come a long way in my time with them.

I will list you the absolute members, partial members and blind members.

Absolute members (know they are part of it and influence decisions):

Apex Godfather: Coal AKA YYW
Intermittent Godfather: Thett3
Underboss: Airmax1227 (probably Mike) (rivalling Bench, who has lost ambitions since and parted ways with the group)
The rest has shifted a lot throughout the times.
There is no one true Consigliere anymore, it used to be Ore_Ele but he's an ex-member (would be Partial upon return).

REF is one of the only remaining 'non-partial but non-absolute members' who is somewhat influential but answers solidly to those 3, the rest have gone extinct.

Partial members (take orders, often don't know it but they know of the group and respect it as a supreme entity):

TheHammer AKA SeventhProfessor
spacetime AKA Romanii
ShabShoral (he/she hasn't outed his/her other account on DDO here so won't say)
Mikal, Kitty, Vaarka and a bunch of others... the Hangouts crew. Whiteflame is potentially this but is more so a blind member.

Blind members (do not know that they are under the influence, they are but puppets):

bsh1 (complex chain-of-event game theory prodding and manipulation)
Wylted (via slanting him into the opposite of where they really want him to go, they know he's oppositional)
Bench (jumped ship from absolute to this)
Warren42 (via Vaarka)
Supadudz (via Vaarka primarily but others too)

That is all for now.

There is more to them, how they pick enemies, enemies that pick them out etc.
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These silly conspiracy theories.  I have said before and will reiterate again, I am an irrelevant user. 
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The ELITE own RM. They are making him go crazy!
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I would love to see more RM
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Interesting. So what exactly does it take to qualify as an "elite"? Being part of some shadowy, manipulative in-crowd? Is "elite" a putdown or a compliment of status? Do elites have to have DDO tenure?

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Interesting.
Isn't it?

So what exactly does it take to qualify as an "elite"?
*Be above average intelligence.
*Be progressive liberal
*Be from the old DDO elite
*Must contribute to elite rule of the debate forum(Debate ELO was actually the original purpose of the Elite)
*Have disdain for religion generally and the religion board specifically.

Being part of some shadowy, manipulative in-crowd?
Yes.

Is "elite" a putdown or a compliment of status?
Depends on who's saying it.

Do elites have to have DDO tenure? 
At first yes, but now more than a year into Dart, we have our first few elites who were never at DDO.

People don't know, but there has been great unrest among Dart elites after the great migration. The new elites did not see eye to eye with old elites. There was an uneasy balance among elites till Bsh1 tried to pull what can only be termed as a soft coup when he claimed that not even Mike could overrule him.

The new elites waited an opportunity and got rid of him when the opportunity arose and they saw that Mike was not willing to expend his considerable power to save him.

The mod team change allowed the new elites to shift the elite focus away from only debating ELO, and a fallout of that was that Ram had to go.

Wylted, unaware of the changed power dynamics within the new Dart elites, went after them as was his style. The old elite sometimes found Wylted a useful informant and tolerated him, but the new elite saw little value in him and he had to go.

Though things have settled a bit, there is still uneasiness among the big boys. They really wanted Castin, but she turned out to not be really interested in elites. Drafterman has been inducted into the Dart elite, but Drafterman has very different ideas about the Dart elite than does Ragnar.

So right now, things are solidifying into two camps, the old school elite made up of the old DDO elites, and the new elites. No one knows where Mike stands. Virt appears to be ready to back the new elites if he should have to wage war.

Everything now hinges precariously on the backs of a few newly inducted young elites who have not made their positions clear. So the political wooing to get elites on one side or other is happening right now.

The ultimate result might rest on a few kingmakers. The unofficial subforum Kings.
Greyparrot - Politics Board King
This kingship is being challenged by History buff, but it looks as if he doesn't have the numbers to unseat GP.

Ethan - Religion Board King
Ethan just pulled off stunning win over 3 challengers and is, for the time being uncontested.

Mharman - Sports Board King
Mharman is being challenged by Supadudz, but with Supa's attention being divided by his mod and game duties, the wise Money is on Mharman.

Lunatic - Game Board King
Here too Lunatic was being challenged by Supa, but Lunatic is solid with the old school elites and Supa doesn't have the numbers.

RationalMadman - King without Portfolio
The only challenge to RM was from Wylted and Bench. Wylted imploded and Bench surrendered after the Bsh1 debacle.

If the new elites should come out victorious, expect a few changes in the upper mod team.

If the old elites are triumphant, expect a few changes in the lower mod team.

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Not much sports to talk about when there all suspended lmao
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The virus is a pain. But everyone knows your star is rising on Dart. Beware of people who only want to use you as a lift.
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Yes indeed. Gotta block those people out like social distancing