Re: Question for the candidates [Was: Re: Money spending, questions for the candidates]

On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 18:42 -0700, Elijah Newren wrote: 
> Hi,
> As warned about earlier in this election (by someone with better
> foresight than I have), when there isn't an organized call for
> questions people will fire off zillions of them at random.  This puts
> an unreasonable burden on not only the candidates who feel obligated
> to spend time responding to an unbounded and haphazard collection of
> interrogations, but also similarly burdens the general community with
> too much email.
> You also find people asking additional questions based on
> misunderstandings due to the fact that they simply weren't able to
> keep up with all the other email (I have seen this in multiple
> threads, not just this one.)
> What will you as a candidate do to make sure we avoid this mess in the future?

This was a simple issue with the Membership Committee practice this
year.  It could still be fixed this year too, but seems questions keep
coming as long as voting is open :).  Anyway, for next year, MC will
make sure this doesn't happen, and board will make sure to double check


> Elijah
> [With apologies to Philip--it wasn't really his fault since no one
> asked the general membership for questions in an organized
> fashion...but while his email probably makes some interesting points
> it very much qualifies as excessively long and spurred my comments.]


"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
 Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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