[Members] Proposal 2 - Tie resolution proposal

Jack Moffitt jack at collecta.com
Thu Oct 8 17:10:39 CDT 2009


> 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
> situation.

I think it's the expectation (based on experience) that these are just
a formality and do not produce actual work. I was quite surprised the
meeting was quorate to begin with, and I can totally understand why
people would be upset.

However, going forward, it is easy to make it clear that these
meetings are more than a formality and that real decisions may be
made.  If such an expectation is given, and appropriate arrangements
made to announce the meetings and hold them at relatively convenient
times, I don't see why that system would cause more frustration.

The real issue with runoff elections is that it's enough of an ordeal
to get people to vote a single time. It seems like it would be a large
burden to have to immediately repeat the process sometimes. Of course,
if it's what is desired, we can certainly do it in the future.

jack.


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