[Foundation] Criteria, Voting, Membership What does it mean?

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 8 17:38:58 CST 2002


[snipped great discussion of lack of membership criteria]

I have to admit to just now voting on new members.  I got about 5 votes in
and realized I had absolutely no idea why I was accepting or rejecting
applications.  Do they already need to have contributed?  Or is their desire
to contribute enough?  Do we want to accept the most members or keep it as
restrictive as possible?  What the heck do you get for being a member anyhow
(or conversely why should we deny membership apriori)?

On 3/8/02 12:55 PM, "Harold E. Gottschalk Jr." <heg at imissary.com> wrote:

> Some ideas on membership types and expectation of members.
> 
> * Two-types of members, Voting and non-voting.
> * Must belong to at least 1 interested group
> 
> This is not a long list, just a start, what are your feelings about this?

I think we need some criteria.  I assume #2 is only important if you want to
be a voting member?  Why would you want to be a non-voting member?  Do we
even give out buttons or something?  Perhaps we should charge membership
fees and hold dances.... :)  Seriously though, I do like the idea of having
some sort of criteria for membership (to go along with our criteria for
revoking it), and some idea of what members should do (beyond vote once
every 3 election).

-iain


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