[Members] Members abstaining from membership votes

Kim Alvefur zash at zash.se
Fri May 31 13:18:52 UTC 2013

On 2013-05-30 11:43, Kevin Smith wrote:
> The suggested change is to allow them to abstain on individual
> membership applications (currently it is yes/no, and you are required
> to vote one way or the other as part of your membership duties) such
> that the "I have to vote yes because I have no idea who this person is
> and so can't block them just because I don't work in the same area"
> problem goes away.

Sounds sane.

If abstain votes are only used for the voting roll and doest't change
the yes/no ratio then it matches what I've seen in other organizations.

I suspect the bylaws might need a patch or at least a review.


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