[Members] Members abstaining from membership votes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri May 31 20:42:33 UTC 2013


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On 5/31/13 7:18 AM, Kim Alvefur wrote:
> 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.

I don't get deeply excited about abstention one way or the other,
although I most definitely do not get excited about changing the bylaws.

Peter

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