[Members] Fwd: [Standards] UPDATED: XEP-0345 (Form of Membership Applications)

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Jul 3 08:45:19 UTC 2014


On 3 July 2014 09:18, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> > Please read and comment; I'll be asking for a Last Call at the next Board
> > meeting if there are no further edits required.
>
> I wonder what the appropriate place to describe what should happen
> (presumably ejection?) if a member is later found to have submitted a
> misleading application.
>

So a challenge under §4 that is raised after the election?

I think ejecting a member has to be done under the by-laws, though, and
we've essentially no facility for doing so beyond the 2/3 majority vote
described in §2.5.

There's other cases, too, such as what happens if an existing member places
a second (or fourteenth) application under a false name - we'd have to
ensure that we removed not only the sock-puppet members but also the
existing member, for whom the application wasn't misleading.

I'd hope that our membership would vote accordingly under §2.5 in both
cases, mind, and placing arbitrary power to eject members into the hands of
the Board worries me.

Dave.
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