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Hello Jesús,

Jesús Corrius wrote on 2012-02-03 10:54:
I don't think the joking votes are that important in this particular case.

We have two very serious proposals and I am sure we'll have a great
LibOCon 2012 wherever we hold it. The two places are not that distant
so I don't think it makes a lot of difference one place or the other
one from a practical point of view (I am sure the travel costs are
similar if you don't live in any of the countries). So even if people
who don't plan to attend start voting massively for one of the places,
where's the problem?

I am open for discussion, of course, but I wonder that you seem to have a different opinion now, since the BoD has voted on this during the last call. ;-)

So, the point was that we want to avoid to have many people voting who will not join, but rather have those making the decision who want to join. I recall back from my OOo days the problems we had with getting numbers, and in this case, we even had some accounts we could verify, due to the web site logon. At least I do not feel comfortable with having some bot from $country voting instead of the community - and it's technically not that easy to avoid that. Just look at the bot problems in the wiki, they even manage captchas and mail confirmations.

My proposal was to send out the invitation to subscribers of some mailing lists, but this is also problematic, since then we would also exclude other people who make valid contributions and who we simply could not track.

I am happy to hear others thoughts on that, but for the future, I'd ask everyone to jump in the time the discussion is being opened, and not one week later. This introduces delays and much more work. We have open BoD calls and we have open discussions, so we can decide in time - and not reopen discussions over and over again.


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