[Foundation-l] Open question from an Election Official: on voters' elibiglity

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 15:52:30 UTC 2006

On 25/08/06, effe iets anders <effeietsanders at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think th idea of exampting people who don't have the right to work
> on a wiki anymore should also not be allowed to be part of the group
> that is represented by the representative is ok. It is not possible to
> make a good comparison with the American way of democratics, please
> let us not stick into that discussion, because there are much more
> other sides to the story, but let's stick to the core of the question.
> What are the elections for? We choose a representative. That
> representative represents the communities. If someone is no part of
> the communities, should it be able to vote who should represent that
> community? It's a good question. But I don't think someone should be
> taken away his or her right to vote when (s)he is banned from a
> project. That would be as an additional punishment. I think it would
> be best to state that the edits on the project you are indeinitely
> banned from do not count. So if it was your only project, you can't
> vote. But when you were active enough on another project as well, and
> not banned indef there, it's ok to vote. That way it is not an
> additional punishment, but a clearer definition of the representation.
> Lodewijk

Yes, that's a sensible interpretation. OTOH, if someone has been
blocked from four projects and is only active on one, it might just
mean project #5 hasn't caught them yet ;-)

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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