[Members] memberbot is ready to accept your votes

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Sep 17 03:08:47 CDT 2008


On Wed Sep 17 07:36:44 2008, Edwin Mons wrote:
> When I try to read up on the profiles presented to me by memberbot,  
> and
> returned two minutes later, it appears I hit some timeout, and the  
> bot
> asked me again if I want to vote by proxy, effectively restarting  
> the
> process.  This is completely reproducible, and it restarts the  
> entire
> vote every time.

This happened to me once - given the number of (good quality)  
candidates, I thought I'd read up in advance, but I ended up chatting  
to one candidate for some time.

What concerns me more is that the order the second time was identical.

Checking with Edwin, our ordering for both Board and Council was  
identical - suggesting that any randomization is done infrequently at  
best.

Or else we've managed to get a 1 in 86400 chance (if I recall my  
maths right), which is impressive odds.

Dave.
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