Okay, looks like it's down to flake vs dooms, more or less. Those of you who know me, know dooms and I are tight so I'm biased, but Flake has done mad work for ys and you have to respect that. It's really unfortunate that because of this system you can't have both, because if they're willing to put in the work it's ridiculous not to take them. They're top notch.
But if you absolutely must make a decision between the two, I urge you all to pick doomsday. He was at the core of the group that founded ysfhq. When iceman was first bouncing ideas around on the 171st ts, dooms was there. He has always fully understood and represented the central pillar that YSFHQ was founded on; a ys fansite without all the shenanigans, whose goal is to promote a good time.
Some of you have no clue who I am, because you're just that new. The short version is that for a short while I was the top admin here, until I basically jumped ship along with sentinel. This is a new account, so you can't really tell, but I was here from the start, I know you folks, I know this game, I know how this community works. Those of you who've been around a while are familiar with my textwalls and know I have a good grasp of where people ought to be to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Much of the people involved in the leadership of this community, be it in official designation or not, stand where they are because I put them there. I'm not trying to brag; my point is that I have a good track record for admin/mod placement.
Dooms was, in my opinion, our best admin. I've spoken at length with former head staff on the subject (bomb, sent, etc.) and we are all of like mind. Dooms has the right temperament; he's always approached every situation in a rational, level-headed way. He's got a track record of making all the right calls where possible. He's been consistently involved in the community, through thick and thin. We at hq have had an unfortunate tradition of picking those people who contribute the most to the community and giving them a staff position, almost like a reward. I've expounded on this topic plenty in the past, so I won't repeat tired lines, but this is not the criteria for competent community oversight. What you want in staff is someone who understands the subject matter, understands the people, and can reliably resolve situations in a way most beneficial to those parties involved. In these areas, I find dooms has done sensationally, and I hope you all take this into consideration when you make your pick.