So that's my thumbs up for the week.
Now for my thumbs down. Or rather *potential* thumbs down, because it didn't end up impacting anything in the short run, but I'd rather not have to make the call if it does. I know there is only so much that can be done to contain people who want to help, obviously you want to encourage them - but please encourage people *not* to use inactive journals. I know there are people out there who have LJs but don't actually post in them. They have them to read their friends locked posts. My own mother has a LJ for that purpose! Hi Mom!!!
But when I start seeing new(er) accounts without activity I start looking at it. Heck, when I see limited activity I take a closer look - or various other types of behavior consistent with someone trying to stack the deck. As I said, it wasn't anything that affected anything - nor do I particularly think that any contestant even knew about it. But this season has been relatively free of such things. (an account here or there but nothing worth writing home about) In fact it's one of the most free I've seen it in quite some time. Which says a lot about you guys and your FL. You should be proud of that.
If it's too much of a red flag, and the vote is close enough, I will have to investigate the account even more thoroughly than I already am and assess the situation as needed. I would hate for it to come to that, so I just wanted to make sure, while I had your attention, to address it so everyone is on the same page and we can move forward.
Now for the even *more* thumbs down portion, where we have to say goodbye to people. It's a sad part of the Idol process. Unfortunately to get to the end, it is what is going to keep happening week after week.
This week was particularly bad for returning faces it seems.
(as usual I will add more in a bit, but for now I'll just post the names)
(sorry, it will probably be tomorrow before I can finish them. My apologies)
Thank you so much for coming out this season,and I hope you will be continuing to play the Home Game.You never know what is going to happen,and pretty darn soon now that you mention it. . .