AW: [Members] Memberbot

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at
Tue Sep 12 15:11:59 CDT 2006


I agree that being higher on the list will offer an advantage which may 
prove significant.

That said, I'm not going to fight for a new voting script before summer 
2007. But maybe that's because my name is within the first five 
candidates. ;-)

Peter, now that 56% of members have voted would it be *simple* for you 
to just reverse the order of the candidates? I guess that would satisfy 
everyone for this year.

In any case, Peter should be OK despite his position in the list, so 
I'll pray that Remko and Kevin are elected - if only to avoid any grief 
within our happy community. ;-)

- Ian

Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>> I think the most important thing is getting a system that's 
>> fair. At the moment the memberbot method is horribly horribly 
>> biased towards the first five candidates: despite being one 
>> of the very strongest candidates, I'd be very suprised if 
>> Remko (the last candidate,
> I don't think so. When you pinged memberbot it gave me all the instructions and a link to the Wiki Pages.
> It tells you that you have to vote for 5 persons out of 8. I don't see where this is biased.
> I also wondered when memberbot told me: "vote on 5 out of 8",
> because i can't remember when we had more than 5 council candidates in the last years. And at the very beginning of the JSF there wasn't the restriction to 5 seats in the council. The 1st and 2nd council had 9 members. So i started a quick chat with stpeter to clarify.
> If somebody made a mistake in his votes please contact stpeter to reset your votes and vote again.
> If you are with Kevin and say the memberbot voting is biased please let us know. Then we should find another way and vote again. We have enough web programmers here (including myself) to hack a voting script in some minutes. Better to start over now before ist too late.
> Just my 0,02 €
> Regards Alex

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