[Linux-aus] What happened at the SGM?
davidn at davidnewall.com
Fri Sep 9 14:53:47 EST 2011
On 09/09/11 10:37, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> You couldn't travel to Sydney, but you didn't turn up on IRC? Did you
> even watch the stream?
We had been told that only people in physical attendance could vote or
exercise proxies and, as I said myself, well before the election, nobody
but I seemed particularly to care. Of course I didn't turn up on IRC.
What would have been the point?
> Did you actually talk to anyone about holding a proxy vote for you, or
> did you just assume no one would do so?
As a matter of fact I did assume nobody would hold my proxy, there being
quite small limits to the number that any person could hold, and at
least somebody, as I recall, pointing this out in a way that filled me
with a lack of encouragement. Even had somebody offered, I wouldn't
have wanted divided opinions; not with me saying no and everybody else
> My perspective: You made a whopping great deal about sweet fuck all
> (and continue to do so, with the snarky little jabs in this thread),
> and didn't make any effort to stand up for your views when it actually
I made a big deal about lack of clear and accurate explanations. Every
time I found another example the explanations were quietly extended,
until at the, end the, the clear and accurate explanations I wanted were
given. You want to talk about snarky? You've got quite a nerve to
attack me like this. How about we discuss wilful and recalcitrant
refusal to admit error; shooting the messenger; then, slyly fixing it.
I stood up exactly when it mattered, which was during the discussion
phase, and council kept slapping me down. Had I not stood up we would
have been asked to vote "changes to effect status quo" with no
reasonable explanation of what that meant. I stood up and made a
difference, it seems, in spite of sustained and personal attack on me.
What did you do?
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