[Foundation-l] Elections email

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 10 21:29:12 UTC 2011

Perhaps. Although with that said nearly 1000 people have voted today -
compared to between 100-200 on the previous days (excepting the 29th, first
day, which had about 600-800). So it's a case of; is the risk worth the


On 10 June 2011 22:19, Sarah <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 14:38, Shane Simmons <avicennasis at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Well, the SecurePoll extension has multiple measures built-in that allow
> for
> > easy sock detection. It captures some data in addition to the username
> that
> > would help eliminate those votes.
> >
> > On a side note: would a simple check for duplicate emails be possible? I
> > received an email for my main and my alt account, which are registered
> with
> > the exact same email address. I'm not sure how the system would decide
> which
> > account gets the email (Perhaps highest edit count?), but I'm sure
> someone
> > could figure out something. :-)
> >
> I've received two invitations to vote -- also both at the same e-mail
> address -- so all I'd have to do now (if it were a user name that
> didn't make it obvious it was mine) is go somewhere else to vote. And
> given how low the voting requirements are the software must be sending
> out multiple invitations to quite a few people.
> I can't see how it benefits the project to have multiple accounts
> voting that only need to have made 300 edits and 20 recent ones, and a
> kind bot that reminds them of all the eligible account names. We're
> shooting ourselves in the foot with this, surely.
> Sarah
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