[Members] voting update #1

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Sep 8 15:08:02 CDT 2006

Jesus Cea wrote:

> Since memberbot requires an inmediate yes/no answer for each candidate,
> if there are more people for a job that vacant positions, the first
> candidates to be asked for will be favored by voters. More so if you
> can't go back and change an already casted vote.

Solutions, in order of difficulty:

1. Visit http://wiki.jabber.org/index.php/Board_and_Council_Elections
and figure out how you want to vote before you talk with memberbot.

2. Ask me to remove your recorded vote, then vote again. (Or tell me
what votes you want to change and I'll modify the XML file that
memberbot created for your votes.)

3. Develop a general-purpose voting engine that really works, perhaps in
Python using Twisted Words. :-) As I've said many times, the memberbot
code is spaghetti code written by a glorified tech writer. It would be
good to replace it with generic voting code written by a real developer.


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