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Re: The Ugly Logo and the Consequences

On 10-Jun-99, 00:25 (CDT), Sven LUTHER <luther@maxime.u-strasbg.fr> wrote: 

> Hey, you now they are some countries where you are fined if you don't
> show to vote, i think they believe that voting is an obligation not a
> right.

As a totally off-topic point, I completely disagree with that concept.

> Yes, but this is important information, and if you are not aware that
> there is a vote ongoing, you cannot vote.

If it's important to you, you would take the time to either look at
the web page or subscribe to (and ensure that you have continued
subscription to) the relevant lists.

> Hey we all are bussy people, you don't think that looking at the
> voting info page every now and then is less productive than getting
> mail with the info. Especially voting info, that you can set procmail
> to have it stay in the Inbox, not stowed away in some list, that you
> only read if you have time for it.

I think it takes < 1 minute about once a week to click on a bookmark
to bring up a relatively simple page to check if there is an active
proposal. If you'd rather get it via e-mail, subscribe to debian-vote.

The choices are there, people. Participation takes time and effort. I
completely understand if you don't have the time, or can't make the
effort. That's OK, I go through periods where pretty much drop off the
lists, both reading and writing (there are probably a bunch of you who
just thought "He should do it now!" :-)). But as I said before, if all
you want to do is read the ballot and enter the numbers, I *personally*
would rather you didn't vote at all. 


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