[Linux-aus] Voting has started

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Wed Jan 18 10:05:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 09:57:53AM +0800, skribe wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:44, Jonathan Oxer wrote:
> > On 1/18/06, skribe <skribe at amber.com.au> wrote:
> > > I'm confused.  There are three valid noms for prez but only one is listed
> > > on the ballot.  If the others withdrew can that at least be indicated on
> > > the noms page, please.
> >
> > The first part of the page lists the nominations. People who are
> > nominated immediately appear in that list, but they don't become
> > actual candidates until they receive at least 2 nominations and then
> > accept the nomination. Nominations and acceptance of nominations are
> > now closed because voting is open.
> >
> > The second part of the page lists the candidates for each position,
> > along with their spiel. The people listed as candidates are the only
> > ones who actually appear on the ballot.
> I'm going to insist on being a pendant about this.  Sorry.  
> Pia claimed that the reason that noms were sent to the list was because of 
> transparency.  This is also about transparency.  If a candidate who has the 
> required number of noms has declined or withdrawn then that needs to be 
> included on the noms page.  Otherwise it looks dodgy.  
> The other alternative is for you to have a separate page for all the 
> candidates, not just those nominated. The number of candidates needs to match 
> those on the ballot.  It would make it easier to read their blurbs as well.  


According to that page the number of canidates does match the ballot page. 

Nominations != Canidates

However I see what you are suggesting, that the nominations and canidates
pages be seperated.

I am sure the suggestion will/has been taken in for consideration after this
election (the software is not being changed in the midst of the election)

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