[Foundation-l] Elections email

Sarah slimvirgin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 21:34:37 UTC 2011

> On 10 June 2011 22:19, Sarah <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 15:29, Thomas Morton
<morton.thomas at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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
> reward?
It's more than a risk, though, it's a certainty that the software is
inviting multiple alternate/sock accounts to vote. And there's no way
of knowing what the percentage is. So the cost/benefit can't be
addressed, because we have no figures.


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