[maemo-community] Getting the ball rolling for council elections, and proposal to lengthen terms

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Aug 1 17:58:59 EEST 2009
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 21:39, <dneary at free.fr> wrote:
>> Agreed. In particular, we'll need you/Henri/Niels to look at the
>> account/karma situation for non-existing maemo.org accounts at
>> talk.maemo.org which _would_ meet the karma requirements if they had
>> accounts.
> I have no way of calculating that, and I doubt that Henri does either.

Well, the problem needs solving even if it requires the coordination
of more people. Is it possible to have a (semi-private) page which
lists all the talk.maemo.org and internettablettalk.com addresses
under registered accounts?

If so, it's pretty trivial to run over
http://talk.maemo.org/member.php?u=$I where $I is not in the set of
accounts already bound and identify anyone where:

   * join_date.before(2009-06-xx)
   * sqrt(posts) + 8*sqrt(thanks) >= 10

Then, say 3 weeks before the election, we mass communicate (either
email, or tmo private message or some kind of alert in the forum
system) to those individuals telling them that they are elligible to
vote but need to ensure they have a maemo.org account which is linked
to their tmo profile. This communication would include a link to a
step-by-step guide.

One week before the election concludes, the same process identifies
any people who still haven't done so, and they get another

The only problem then is ensuring that when the age of a maemo.org
account is determined the tmo profile is looked at to see if it's
greater. This then limits the burden on
you/Niels/Henri/whomever-else-has-access-to-the-account-db to:

   * Providing a list of tmo accounts which *are* registered in the db.
   * Finding a way of setting an account's create date to that of their tmo
     profile if it pre-dates the maemo.org account creation.

Anyone else, including myself, can do the rest.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council chair
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