[maemo-community] Incorrect election title on voting page

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Mon Sep 8 12:33:04 EEST 2008
> This is why I think it's important to be specific about it being a  
> _maemo.org_ Community Council, because I see the "Maemo Community" and  
> the "maemo.org Community" as two separate things. The maemo.org  
> Community being a subset of the larger Maemo Community, and not  
> including things like itT and Tablet Scene.
> If we say "Maemo Community" in the context of the maemo.org Community  
> Council, then excluding people who don't have a maemo.org account  
> (and, eventually, excluding people with less than 25 karma) from  
> voting doesn't make sense, which is where the confusion arises for  
> those disgruntled itT users.

Hmm, I think ITT contributors should really be included in whatever we call
the community - they provide a useful service, even if the forum is not
based at the maemo.org site.

We need to push some way of allowing their contributions there to accumulate
karma on maemo.org and encourage them to register accounts for the next run
of the council elections. The same goes for IRC contributors, if there's
some way of measuring their input in terms of karma, then they should also
be included and allowed to vote simply due to their contributions.

I do agree with the General that everyone should have a maemo.org account
though, it's the same in the (political) elections in the UK at least - you
need to register to be allowed to vote.



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