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Re: Bug#187864: www.debian.org: 2003 DPL election page claims that someone failed to meet quorum



Hi Manoj,

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:33:16AM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
> #187864: www.debian.org: 2003 DPL election page claims that someone failed to meet quorum,
> which was filed against the www.debian.org package.
> 
> It has been closed by one of the developers, namely
> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>.
> 
> [...]
>
> Hi,
> 
> 	The wording on the web page has been changed.
> 
> 	manoj

I see that the web page now states

    Only one candidate failed to win by a margin greater than the quorum.

While this techinically may be correct it is only of minimal
importance for our voting system.  The important question for quorum
is only how many voters prefer a canditate over the default option.
For the purpose of quorum the number of people who prefer the default
option over a candidate is completely irrelevant.

For the 2003 DPL election result we need to look at the fifth column
of the result table:

    1    228
    2    449
    3    405
    4    424

All these numbers are much larger then 44.  So nobody was even close
to fail quorum for this election.

Maybe we could replace the sentence in question with "All candiates
met the quorum requirement"?  I think this would be much less
confusing.

I hope this helps,
Jochen
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                                         Omm
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