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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Reminder on Voting
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:30:56 GMT
I see that "vote" cast in the subject of the e-mail.  I smiled when I saw it, not thinking
about how it may fail to be counted. 

I also note that the original [VOTE] message does not say much about the rules for how votes
should be replies to the original [VOTE] thread.  So there's not much allowance for the fact
that not everyone on ooo-dev is up on the protocol for conducting votes on Apache lists.

I'm happy to leave it to the initiator of the [VOTE] to determine whether that non-binding
vote is tallied or not, let alone even noticed.  (I do my tallies by sorting on subject and
I would never see that one.  But that's only how I do it.  I also flag them as I see them
come in, but the sorting wouldn't catch that one.)

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: TJ Frazier [mailto:tjfrazier@cfl.rr.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:30
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Reminder on Voting

On 11/10/2011 14:56, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> Shouldn't arguments about a position be on the [DISCUSS][VOTE] thread? Or do
> you mean voters simply making a declaration on how they chose their [VOTE] in
> the same message?
>
> It should be easy and obvious to tell which messages are cast votes and what
> the vote is.  Votes should not be difficult to tally and those messages should
> be the only one with [VOTE] subject.
>
>   - Dennis

Well, maybe. We already have one email on a thread of its own, with 
subject "a) Apache OpenOffice.org" ... --/tj/
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Weir [mailto:robweir@apache.org]
> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 07:37
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Reminder on Voting
>
> [ ... ]
>
> 4) There is a [DISCUSS] [VOTE] thread as well as a [VOTE] thread.
> Valid votes go to the vote thread, ongoing discussion to the
> discussion thread.  Since we can all change our votes up to the end of
> the balloting period, feel free to argue you position in the vote
> thread.
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob



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