Election schedule

Paul Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 11:46:50 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
> Hi!
> On 31.03.2010 19:06, inode0 wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 7:09 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Well, let me ask this -- are answers simply gathered by having the
>>> candidates edit the wiki page for the questionnaire?  If so, there
>>> seems to be very little work required for that step.  Larry, it seems
>>> to me that having people submit answers to you to just transfer to the
>>> wiki is not time well spent for anyone.
>>> Is there some reason we wouldn't want candidates to just put their
>>> answers on the wiki?  I could be missing something here.
>> I believe the original intent was to get independent answers from each
>> candidate. That independence is compromised if some candidates get to
>> read the answers that other candidates provide prior to their own
>> submissions.
> Correct, and I think that it was and is really an important thing (I for
> example lurked into answers from others in similar earlier elections and
> that influenced my answers quite a lot...).
>> It has from what I've gathered been a bit of work for the middleman in
>> the process in the past.
> Mostly because the instructions how to sent the answers were not good
> enough or because the instructions were not followed fully (that's the
> long story rough and short). If better ways can be found (maybe a really
> simple web app [private URL of course] witch stores the answers in a
> proper file formal might do the trick) then things could get a whole lot
> easier for the middle man.

Good points guys. John, as the fellow taking on this duty, can you
make specific suggestions on how to change the dates?  I'm going to
use them to echo into a more regular schedule that we can use for
future cycles.


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