[Members] Voting Statistics

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Jul 21 21:11:50 UTC 2011


Out of sheer curiousity, I plonked the voting tallies from the past  
four meetings into a simple script to see how many people voted for  
all four, and so on. I spotted three jid changes, but I may have  
missed some. I won't name names, and please take my figures with a  
pinch of salt, since it is easy to screw this up.

We had, for the past four meetings, 52 distinct voters, by my  
reckoning. I would have thought that we'd have at least the number of  
voters

This implies that we have some members who have not voted all year, I  
believe.

28 of these voted four times. Of these, there are 3 (out of 4) Board  
members, and 3 (out of 5) Council members.

A further 5 voted three times.

13 voted twice - including the remaining Board member.

6 voted just once, including two Council members.

It may be of interest to consider making more statistical  
measurements - these just happened to be the easiest to make.

I would note that if I have my logic right, we must have at least  
some members who haven't voted all year - so a general discussion on  
whether we should be enforcing §2.6 might be worthwhile.

I'm in favour, incidentally, because I think if we have a situation  
of a minority within the XSF doing the work, we'll perpetuate the  
feeling that members don't do anything in general. On the other hand,  
if the vast majority of members are active within the community, then  
anyone newly joining will feel obliged to join in the work.

Dave.
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