Re: Asking more information to prospective members

On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 19:27 +0300, Baris Cicek wrote:
> Hi all; 
> Murray asked on membership-committee list if we should ask to
> prospective members these questions, which are optional to answer:
> gender, to track lack of female involvement;

Hopefully, to track increased involvement.

> nationality, to track lack of Asian involvement;
> And one more can be:
> public key, we can encrypt ballots in future.
> Lastly we recently started asking 'type not-spam in text box ' question
> to get rid of spam. 
> Encrypting ballots and managing public keys will need more technical
> changes in the system, but I just wanted to include this to so as to
> start a prior discussion. 
> For other questions, I don't see any problem with asking them. Gender
> part might be useful for communication as well, as it's not easy to
> separate male and female with international names. 
> And for nationality we can limit it just for regions instead of all
> nations as this thing gets too political when you include one or forget
> to include another. 
> And finally, what do you think about it?

Thanks, Baris.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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