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Re: [atlarge-discuss] Re: [ga] Open call to join
At 03:39 a.m. 3/01/2003, J-F C. (Jefsey) Morfin wrote:
I think it is a step too far for the tool. The way we perceive your
polling booth is the "Joop's polling booth he tries to sell everywhere".
This is positive because everyone identifies verywell the polling booth
mission. The negative aspect comes from the idea that you want to propose
more than just polling.
Just for my interest, who is "we" :-) ?
You are right that I propose more than providing a Polling Service.
The reason I am here is because I am concerned about the rights of
Individuals, especially Individuals who own (hold) Domain Names.
I foresee tyranny and therefore I put my last hope on democracy, which
needs tools like an anonymous Polling Booth, polling Rules , a Polling
Committee that is independent from the executive, Bylaws to regulate
divisions of Power, etc.
I paid for the creation of the Polling Booth not in order to "sell it
everywhere", but so that democratic self-organizing could be enabled. In
ICANN primarily. I also suggested draft polling Rules and the neccessary
minimum Charter to keep a democracy independent.
I do not mind if further enhancements and improvements to the Polling Booth
could be self-financed from some commercialization.
There is no conflict with its primary purpose,
as long as any such commercialization would not come at the expense of my
rights to political speech.
So let rephrase your marketing. We do not want to elect reps with a
polling booth. We need a polling booth when we need to vote or to poll.
The URL for the polling booth is www.pollingbooth.info Good idea to link
to it from http://vote.atlarge.ws
These needs may be for electing reps, voting by laws, etc.
The continual stonewalling by ICANN combined with the internal sabotage
made it too discouraging to continue on that road. But now the
www.idno.org website has been killed, the effort from the old site
www.democracy.org.nz can always be revived
I would use a more sexy name. No problem with http://vote.atlarge.ws for
I am willing (if the Panel approves) to give an administrator account to
you immediately, so that you can start servicing the Panel votes.
Sure, if you can manage it the say I said. Actually we would need a system
As a stand alone formal and a neutral service it has chances to fly and
develop. Is there no way for you to make what I call for three years :
to get a programmer on it and to make it a real professional and
possibly commercial poll and voting multi-lingual system?
This is a sensible suggestion and worth listening to.
will gladly help in this way too. Even imperfect as it is now, the Booth
can fulfill a useful role in building icannatlarge.
1. to support the panel inner votes.
I will set up the Voters Roll, so that you can send Ballot announcements
to all Panel members and post Panel Vote options in a space that only the
Panel Members can see.
I will help you if you have questions on how to use the interface and how
to set up a Voters' Roll yourself.
One thing: within days after I gave out the admin login to the Forum,
someone "hacked" the Forum by simply using the admin account.
If the Polling Booth would be defaced like that, it will be used to
discredit it. Discrediting a voting system is always useful for those who
want to obstruct voting.
2. to support polls of the members opinion to the benefit of the community
and of sponsors (we represent a competent significant market panel)
An elected Polling Committee should be responsible to the community in how
the Polling facility is used. This election has a high priority.
Yes. The Polling Committee should endorse someone as a polling Officer to
actually carry out this task.
3. to support votes by the membership
1.Posting the Ballot text
2. setting the voting options
3. send out the ballot messages
4. sending a reminder 24 hours before the vote closes.
Due to anti-spamming rules of the host, the ballot messages have to go out
Having the Panel approve all this would be helpful.
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