fedmsg for voting?

inode0 inode0 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 22:13:03 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 04:53:59PM -0500, inode0 wrote:
>> > But anyway, if people feel really strongly about this, I think the opt out
>> > of badge tracking is an okay approach. (Even if it makes more checkboxes.)
>> I find it hard to agree that forcing people to opt out of things they
>> reasonably feel invade their privacy is a road Fedora wants to go
>> down. But if you all conclude my argument/expectation for privacy in
>> the case of my voting behavior is unreasonable then proceed.
> I think the benefit of encouraging more participation through voting is a
> reasonable tradeoff for this particular bit of information (voted in a
> particular election, possibly chosing no candidates). I do think we need to
> disclose it.

How shallow are Fedora contributors if a badge is what it takes to tip
them over from being non-voters to being voters? If doing this
increases our turnout from 300 voters to 900 voters the only thing
I'll conclude is that we have 600 chuckleheads who voted to get a
badge. Well, I might also conclude that the thoughtful voters were
outnumbered 2 to 1 by the chuckleheads.

> Do you feel strongly enough about this that you would refrain from voting in
> Fedora elections? (Serious question.)
Serious answer --- I have no idea how my behavior might change as a result.


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