[Foundation-l] Election rules modification regarding suffrage issues raised on this list

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 20:24:27 UTC 2008

Philippe Beaudette wrote:
> Based on concerns raised on this list, the elections committee is changing the requirement from "at least 50 edits between April 1, 2008 and June 1, 2008" to "at least 50 edits between January 1, 2008 and June 1, 2008". We hope this will avoid disenfranchising active community members, while ensuring that longtime-inactive users cannot vote on this important current issue.
> The relevant election pages will be updated within the next several hours.
> Thank you for your considered feedback and input into this very important decision.
> For the election committee,
> Philippe

Now I am very confused. Why was this decision "very important"?

What is the vital interest in "ensuring" that long time inactive
editors don't vote? What is the threat scenario there?


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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