[Members] Proposal 2 - Tie resolution proposal

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Oct 8 17:01:27 CDT 2009

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On 10/8/09 3:55 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Thu Oct  8 20:56:22 2009, anders conbere wrote:
>> I think we would be wise to consider the feelings that have been
>> voiced during this last voiting period. In particular the expressed
>> sentiment that the members of the meeting acted outside of the mandate
>> of the full membership (quorate or not). I think that asking for the
>> present members to vote on ties is likely asking for infighting and
>> hurt feelings.
> At the risk of stating the obvious - and I regret to say this will
> probably come across as blunt - the best way of avoiding such infighting
> and hurt feelings is to ensure that one attends those meetings. They're
> members meetings, it's reasonable to expect members to show up if at all
> possible.
> The Bylaws very clearly state that *anything* can be brought up, and
> voted upon, at those meetings incidentally.
> Are you proposing this should be changed?

Right, that's what meetings are for. In the past we've told people that
the meetings don't matter, it all happens via memberbot. Clearly that's
not the case, but we couldn't have known until we experienced such a

But I agree with Anders that it would be better to remove the human
element for tie-breaking. RFC 3797 FTW!


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