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Re: Ad hoc and spontaneous voting

On Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 11:37:02AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > As secretary, I would love that.  The web team will need volunteers to
> > write those posistion statements, however.  During the Leader Elections, I
> > tried to get platform statments that could be put up on vote.debian.org and
> > it wasn't easy.
> Well, this is also a bit problematic - our current system does have a bit
> of a flaw, the presenter of the vote obvoisly gets to set the ballot and
> the proposal text - so they get to print a happy picture. As AJ noted this
> isn't very good. But if you allow anyone to include their paranoid
> ramblings in the proposal then that isn't any better..
> I'd just suggest that Darren should get to select the content to appear on
> the web site and the proposals and what we vote on so that it is of a good
> quality, truthfull and meaningfull.
I don't think it should be "any blind ramblings" but a situation where the
Secretary is required to write the pro and con summaries won't work,
either.  Even he has opinions that would taint the choice he didn't like.

[I tried to generalize it for all people filling this position]

Please cc all mailing list replies to me, also.
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