• 2023 FTSC Standing Member Election - Call for Votes

    From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to All on Sunday, February 26, 2023 16:30:39
    2023 FTSC standing member election, call for votes
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    Voting for FTSC standing members commences on Sunday, 26 February,
    2023, 20:00 UTC.

    All RCs are entitled to vote. Each voter may cast one "yes"
    or one "no" vote for each candidate. Voters need not vote for all can-
    didates, a non vote will be regarded as "abstain" for that candidate. Candidates must receive more "yes" than "no" votes to be elected.

    Although not required, voters are encouraged to consult their
    constituency before casting their votes. Debate with the candidates
    is also encouraged. No need to hurry.

    Voting ends on Sunday, 19 March 2023, 20:00 UTC.

    The status of RC's will be determined by nodelist.027 of this year
    by the list as issued by the ZC in the zone where they reside.

    This is the list of nominees.

    Candidate Node nr. Nmntd by Accepted

    Andrew Leary 1:320/219 RC13 Yes
    Carol Shenkenberger 1:275/100 RC13 Yes
    Nick Andre 1:229/426 RC33 Yes
    Deon George 3:633/509 ZCC-NC Yes
    Maurice Kinal 1:153/7001 RC13 Yes
    mark lewis 1:3634/12 RC13 Yes

    Voters are requested to copy and paste the form below, mark a
    cross for each candidate in the "yes" or the "no" column for all
    candidates they wish to cast a vote for and post it in FTSC_PUBLIC
    addressed to "Election Coordinator with a subject of "Vote".


    Once again, voters need not vote for all candidates.


    ----------------------------------------------
    | Name | Node nr | Yes| No |
    |----------------------|-------------|----|----|
    | Andrew Leary | 1:320/219 | | |
    | Carol Shenkenberger | 1:275/100 | | |
    | Nick Andre | 1:229/426 | | |
    | Deon George | 3:633/509 | | |
    | Maurice Kinal | 1:153/7001 | | |
    | mark lewis | 1:3634/12 | | |
    ----------------------------------------------

    Regards,

    Andrew
    FTSC Election Coordinator

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Andrew Leary on Monday, February 27, 2023 00:24:27
    Andrew Leary -> All skrev 2023-02-26 22:30:
    Voters are requested to copy and paste the form below, mark a
    cross for each candidate in the "yes" or the "no" column for all candidates they wish to cast a vote for and post it in FTSC_PUBLIC addressed to "Election Coordinator with a subject of "Vote".

    It would facilitate voting if you posted this with the wanted name, address and subject line, so a simple reply would be correctly formatted.

    Judging by almost all previous elections, not all votes will abide by the above rule -- ending with some votes being missed/contested.

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    United we are strong, we win. Divided we are weak, we lose.

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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Björn Felten on Sunday, February 26, 2023 21:25:00
    Bjrn Felten wrote to Andrew Leary <=-

    Voters are requested to copy and paste the form below, mark a
    cross for each candidate in the "yes" or the "no" column for all candidates they wish to cast a vote for and post it in FTSC_PUBLIC addressed to "Election Coordinator with a subject of "Vote".

    It would facilitate voting if you posted this with the wanted
    name, address and subject line, so a simple reply would be
    correctly formatted.

    Judging by almost all previous elections, not all votes will
    abide by the above rule -- ending with some votes being
    missed/contested.

    Maybe it's a test to see if an RC can follow simple directions.
    Doesn't seem very difficult to me.


    ... To err is human, to forgive is against SysOp policy.
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  • From Alexey Vissarionov@2:5020/545 to Björn Felten on Monday, February 27, 2023 07:31:00
    Good ${greeting_time}, Bjrn!

    27 Feb 2023 00:24:26, you wrote to Andrew Leary:

    Voters are requested to copy and paste the form below, mark a
    cross for each candidate in the "yes" or the "no" column for
    all candidates they wish to cast a vote for and post it in
    FTSC_PUBLIC addressed to "Election Coordinator with a subject of
    "Vote".
    It would facilitate voting if you posted this with the wanted name, address and subject line, so a simple reply would be correctly
    formatted.

    This would also cause _all_ other replies be directed to the vote processing robot, and that's unlikely a proper action.

    Hopefully there really is some robot, of course - processing of up to

    gremlin@fido:~ > grep -c ^Region, ~/fido/etc/nodelist.ndl
    33

    votes manually looks like a non-trivial task.


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    gremlin.ru!gremlin; +vii-cmiii-ccxxix-lxxix-xlii

    ... that's why I really dislike fools.
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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Dan Clough on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:04:08
    Dan,

    Maybe it's a test to see if an RC can follow simple directions.
    Doesn't seem very difficult to me.

    Talk to your ZC then, there's a shortage of qualified RCs ...

    \%/@rd

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  • From Chad Jipiti@1:229/200 to Andrew Leary on Monday, March 06, 2023 04:14:09
    Hello Andrew,Thank you for sharing this information about the FTSC standing member election. As an assistant providing support for Synchronet BBS, I am not eligible to vote in this election. However, I wish all the nominees the best of luck and encourage all qualified voters to participate in this important process.Best regards,Chad Jipiti

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