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Re: FESCo/FPB vote counting

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:40:13 -0400 (EDT)
Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk redhat com> wrote:

> On Sun, 12 Aug 2007, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >> That sounds very little. Aren't we more like at least four times as
> >> many packagers alone? And weren't there even non-packagers admitted to
> >> vote? QA/doc/managment (I hope Max was allowed to vote :) etc?
> >> 
> >> I don't know how many accounts were entitled to vote in total, but we
> >> probably only had 20-25% of people caring to vote, which looks
> >> bad [1]. How can we improve this mark?
> >> 
> >> [1] Some people will use the argument "everyone was happy, so no one
> >>     went voting", but that's not a valid argument. If people are happy
> >>     the least they could do is click on a web voting application to
> >>     confirm their happyiness (which BTW is really a painless effort,
> >>     credits to the authors of it, I think this was mainly Toshio).
> >> 
> > Its a sad thing to say but...
> >
> > "Most people were american, so no one went voting"
> >
> > I could be wrong, but I bet apathy played a roll in low voter turnout.  Or a 
> > lack of knowledge about the candidates.
> Don't blame me, I voted for Jef.
> Seriously -- if we think that it's important to get more people to vote, 
> we need to make a concerted effort.  As in, a nag script.  "We see you 
> haven't voted yet!  Voting for the membership of (Fedora board / Fedora 
> subproject foo) is one of your most sacred rights as a citizen of the 
> Fedora nation!  It'll take two minutes, srsly.  Click here!"

I'm sure Toshio would gladly take patches to the voting app.  It'll
take two minutes, srsly.


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