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Originally posted by Resinveinsit's blatantly unfair as far as I am concerned. Thus I object.... for the same reason I've been objecting all day.
Originally posted by budski
OK, I'd like to propose Schrodingers Dog to head this up - if he's willing.
I have rarely come across a more level headed member - especially one who is willing to give up their time and find a solution to this minefield, without being partisan about it.
[edit on 26/2/2009 by budski]
U2U to all nominees from loam
I am sending this U2U to every nominee.
Other than vote, maybe we have a different job to do now.
It's pretty clear we have members very upset with the current process. We should consider listening to them...
Please hear me out.
I personally feel anyone on the current list would make a fine member to the committee. But what will that matter if the broader membership questions the legitimacy of the process?
Do any of us really want that?
Isn't the point of this committee to address a policy the membership really found unfair? I, for one, don't like the concept that I would represent a membership that felt my presence was railroaded upon them.
I want to be part of a solution-- not grow a different problem.
Accordingly, I propose the following suggestion. We, the nominees, could control a different outcome. By majority vote, we could announce a different intention as a unified group of the nominees and post an amended process.
Slowing this down a few days isn't going to hurt anything, imo.
Here is an example of what could be posted in the thread:
By a majority vote conducted by the nominees, we have collectively decided to alter the committee selection process in the following manner:
1) A nominee thread will be opened and remain open until February __, at __:00 pm EST. At such time, the thread will be locked and no further nominations will be possible.
2) Once the nominee thread is closed, the voting period will begin. All votes should be U2U'd to ______. On March __, at __:00 pm EST the voting period will end.
3) Upon tally of the votes, the top six with the highest number of votes will be announced in this thread.
What do you think?
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
So where do we stand on the list?
In order to kick-start this, should our staff be trusted to select the names from your short-list of nominations?
Originally posted by loam
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
I recommend a separate thread with these links and a post from each member wishing to participate on the committee explaining their intentions for doing so.
Skeptic Overlord's Post.
Latest Nominee List.
Skeptic1's Summary Thread.
An appropriate response date and voting window should then also be announced.
[edit on 26-2-2009 by loam]