[maemo-community] Coding competition 2011 - mass emailing

From: Cosimo Kroll zehjotkah at googlemail.com
Date: Tue Nov 8 13:24:47 EET 2011
According to the rules [1] only users of maemo.org who are registered at
the time of voting for at least four months are entitled to vote.

We could specify more filters, like user with over {amount} of karma are
invited to vote.

[1] http://wiki.maemo.org/MeeGo_Coding_Competition_2011#Rules

2011/11/8 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>

> On 8 November 2011 10:22, Ferenc Szekely <ferenc at maemo.org> wrote:
> >
> > The 2011 coding competition now requires us to send a
> > minimum amount of ~57000 emails (which is already a lot).
> I saw zehjotkah's tweet; it does seem like a crazy number of emails.
> Is it being proposed - by the Coding Competition - that *anyone* with
> a maemo.org account will be invited to vote?
> Lots of people have created them, but aren't really part of the
> "community". If those are the rules of the Coding Competition, I
> suggest they are changed to limit the number of emails; or blogs/list
> announcements/banners on maemo.org are used to inform people of it.
> When I worked in corporate communications, everyone thought their
> particular topic was the single most important thing... <clarkson>in
> the world</clarkson> and wanted it emailed to everyone. This is not
> one of those situations (and the situations in which all maemo.org
> account holders would be emailed seem limited to things like security
> issues with the accounts database, or the future of the site).
> Hope that helps,
> Andrew
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