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From Stuart Monteith <stuk...@stoo.me.uk>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Wiki choice
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:23:47 GMT
Thanks Robert, I'll leave the innovation till later on :-). In the 
meantime I think it best to do as you suggested
and adjust it later if it doesn't work for us.

So, here goes....

Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Stuart Monteith <stukato@stoo.me.uk> wrote:
>   
>> Hi All,     We have a majority vote (4 +1s out of 6).   If Konstantin and
>> Nicholas don't vote by tomorrow, shall I go ahead and ask for a Confluence
>> wiki tomorrow?
>>     
>
> fine
>
> just a few points for style ;-)
>
> (this is not normative - feel free to develop your own but at least it
> might get the community thinking)
>
> there's no need to wait until everyone's voted - indeed anyone in the
> community who has an opinion (whether a committer or not) is
> encouraged to vote but only some are binding (these are the ones that
> count towards the decision).
>
> i would probably have split this into a couple of posts
>
> since Konstantin and Nicholas haven't voted yet, i would probably have
> posted one reply saying something like "i'll tally this one no early
> that tomorrow noon". it's not so important for votes like this but
> some votes (eg releases) may require energy before a vote can be cast
> so this encourages any stragglers to cast a vote (even if it's a
> +/-0).
>
> it's a good idea to announce the tally by editing the subject to
> prefix with [RESULT] eg "[RESULT][VOTE] Wiki choice". it provides a
> clear closure.
>
> i tend to list votes against names so that people can jump in just in
> case i've miscounted (which sometimes happens on bigger lists). for
> example
>
> "i count:
>
> +1 Stuart Monteith (binding)
> +1 Sonal Goyal (binding)
> +1 Steve Poole (binding)
> +1 Carmine Cristallo (binding)
>
> please jump with any corrections before XYZ
>
> that's binding 4 +1's."
>
> but these are just my personal preferences - feel free to innovation
>
> - robert
>   

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