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Re: Second call for votes for the debian project leader election 2007

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

3) do not accept DPLs with non-ASCI names. ;-))

Sure, if you think that is better than fixing broken MUAs.

I guess you missed the double smiley.

       Well, no. I think it is funny that one should consider
eliminating us pesky people with funny names, and stick to time
honored plain ascii MUAs.

I'm sorry that I missed the sense of humor that worked here in my
real live environment perfectly because here in Germany we have lots
of people with non-ASCII characters in their names constantly causing
trouble at different places.  I hereby declare officially that I
_never_ considered eleminating anybody from a list but tried to
applied some humor (marked as usual) that worked in other places.
(I'm really wondering whether the times of humor are over that
somebody causes me to write such text ... :-()

   4) Write a rock safe HowTo that enables DDs who are comfortable
      using of broken MUAs in their day to day live to vote.

       While this is not an itch I feel like scratrching,

Well, Manoj, the initial mail contains a paragraph called:


You as the secretary has the job to organise voting and because
I consider the paragraph as incomplete (regarding the statistics
you posted in your last mail to d-d-a) I think it is at least your
turn to organise that this paragraph can be improved.  So IMHO
it is not a question whether you *like* to scratch that itch,
because you are finally responsible to enable voters to submit
their votes flawlessly.  If broken software is around this is
not your fault.  But if it turns out in a certain point of time
that this broken software is causing trouble in issues you are
responsible for, you can not simply shift that task to somebody

this might
be a good idea for those that do want to write something up.

After following the advise of Lars the result for me was


        This is an error report about your vote [record msg00345.raw]
 for the vote
 "Debian Project Leader 2007 Election Statistics"
 sent in on Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:19:41 +0200, with the subject
 The message ID is <E1HWY3x-0000Zk-H0@wr-linux02>.
 The folowing errors were reported:
There was a problem verifying the signature on the ballot.
gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir `/org/vote.debian.org/data/leader2007'
gpg: invalid dash escaped line: -=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-\n
gpg: invalid dash escaped line: -=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-\n
gpg: CRC error; A96670 - DC3A96
gpg: no signature found
gpg: quoted printable character in armor - probably a buggy MTA has been used
gpg: verify signatures failed: eof

        This ballot is being rejected.



After the sixth rejection mail I now try with encryption that has
some positive and some negative reports.  Well, we in Germany regard
seven as a number that brings luck ... :-(

Kind regards



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