[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Benson Mitchell benson.mitchell at gmail.com
Date: Mon Feb 2 20:29:36 EET 2009
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> > If the community feels there is a need to codify this (to avoid future
> > debates every election, or to protect against Mugabe-type counting
> > systems) then let's propose a 3 choice election: STV, RRV, no change.
> You see, I think Ryan's desperate to hang on to the title and will
> eagerly railroad Simon, Eduardo, Tim and me into maintaining power,
> turning the chairman into an emperor, dissolving the last remnants of
> the Old Republic and at last having revenge on the Jedi :-)
> Cheers,
> Andrew

Hmmm... I have a proposal that we may both find helpful. We could add a
sixth seat, and to prevent 3-on-3 deadlocks, we'd _have_ to grant the
E^HChairman extra power (say, a double vote). Also, I recommend a hybrid of
range and approval voting, where incumbent members and those with over 4000
posts in itT (because the voters have seen enough of them to make finely
graduated ratings) are rated from 0-99, while other candidates are approval
voted with 0 or 1 (because voters haven't seen enough of them to accurately
assess fine nuances.

P.S. We should consider the title of "General" rather than "Emperor", or at
least as an interim step; less negative connotations, easy formalization of
popular acclaim, and confers exactly no necessary distinction in power and

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