When it is agreed that people can vote based on their mail contributions,
the one thing necessary is connecting people to their WMF user. When this
information is available on a user, the global user may be made known as a
voter. In my opinion you do not want to involve people when there is no
need. Automate what can be automated and through a link to a user it can be
While I agree that this makes sense, I doubt very much that many people will
have a vote as a result of this and even more, I doubt people will cast
their vote because they can in this way.
2009/7/31 John Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com>
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Gerard
When we have consensus on that one, someone has to count them.. So what
piority do we give it and, what do we bumb down the list ? Alternatively
is volunteering to write the necessary software
anyway and how are we
to get it operational ??
I have been developing a python library that does the mailing list
analysis, grouping together posts from the same user that were sent
with different email addresses, etc. and doing stats.
Those stats can be published monthly onto meta.
I think the easiest method of converting this into suffrage is to have
a special list where people can be added when they have been granted
suffrage for extra-ordinary reasons. At election time we inform
people who dont qualify via normal means to check the various
extra-ordinary suffrage criteria, such as their mail stats, and notify
the election committee if they qualify. The election committee would
then add the person to the special list.
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