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Re: Ballot for leader2008

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 03:44:12 +0200, Josip Rodin <joy@entuzijast.net> said: 

> But I see how it would help if the CFV was more verbose about that,
> and less verbose about other things. It goes on and on about the
> technicalities of the vote, and says to read the platforms twice
> (because the readers are idiots who need to have things repeated to
> them ;),

        The more I see of the mistakes that are still made, the less
 preposterous the last sentence becomes.

> but it fails to simply say "the ballot is the chunk of formatted text
> located five paragraphs down, nothing else".

        The draft ballot was posted to this list earlier; all
 this simple additions were not caught and proposed by anyone.

        Huh. Looking at the ballot:
| ...
| Do not erase anything between the lines below and do not change the
| choice names.
| ...
| In the brackets next to your preferred choice, place a 1. Place a 2 in
| the brackets next to your next choice. Continue till you reach your
| last choice. Do not enter a number smaller than 1 or larger than 4.
| You may skip numbers.  You may rank options equally (as long as all
| choices X you make fall in the range 1 <= X <= 4).
| ...
| Then mail the ballot to: leader2008@vote.debian.org. 
| - - -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
|   stuff.
| - - -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

        It also fails to say how you can type in a 1, and a 2, and a
 3. Or how to use a mail program.

        It also fails to tell one that one should power on a computer as
 well, and that one needs to set up a MTA.

        what a sorry excuse for a ballot.

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