Re: changed charter, new elections proposal

Good point.  How do other people feel about

1- posting daily interim voting results.  The advantage is that it allows
subsequent voters to tweak their votes in order to achieve a more balanced board.
The disadvantage is described by Phil below;

2- keeping the mailing list archives closed while the election is running.  We can
easily disable the archives and provide access to it at the end of the elections
if people prefer that.


Phil Schwan wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 08:39:12PM -0700, Bart Decrem wrote:
> > Optional: If people like my amendment to Jon and Dan's idea, the script would
> > spit out an election update every day during the 7 days of  the election.
> > That way you can see what the board might look like before you cast your
> > vote.  That might help us get a more balanced board.
> I feel compelled to mention that I disagree with the notion of being able
> to see results before the end of the voting (there's a reason that early
> reporting is illegal in some countries).  I think that people should be
> voting because they believe that people will do a good job, and not
> because they're influenced by prior voters.  I also believe that the
> early availability of results will decrease the number of people who
> actually bother to vote.
> Now, if the voting list is going to be totally open during the entire
> process, then I guess my point is somewhat moot (though I still disagree
> about making it any easier to gather those statistics).
> -Phil

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