[Members] Making voting periods fun

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 19:53:03 CST 2005

I don't suppose it would hurt, but what would it help?  Frankly over
the past several votes I've participated in, the folks who were able
to express their jabber background and thoughts well in the
application got an up vote, and those that just wrote "jabber is cool"
got a down vote.  I used the same rule of thumb on the wiki
applications already.  Why would I want to "wiki talk" back and forth
with someone who can hardly write, and conversely if someone's
application was already solid, I don't know why I would bother
investigating more fully.  It's not like you have to meet a certain
concrete criteria.

On 11/24/05, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Yet another voting period just finished, I was re-accepted (thanks all),
> but those voting periods are very frustating: we don't really get to
> know the applicants, or to learn stuff about their vision of Jabber.
> The JSF bylaws state:
>   Applications from prospective new members shall be accepted during
>   the first 10 days of each quarter (i.e., in January, April, July,
>   and October), which membership applications shall be considered at
>   a meeting of the Members to be held not more than 14 days after the
>   close of the application period.
> During the next voting period, I think we should add a "campaign/debate"
> to the whole process. Members could ask questions to applicants using
> the "Talk" page of their wiki page. Applicants would monitor this Talk
> page for questions and answer them. When voting, members could use both
> the application page and the talk page to make their choice.
> What do you think ?
> --
> | Lucas Nussbaum
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