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Subject: Re: A serious issue

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 13:35:07 03/29/01

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On March 29, 2001 at 12:41:14, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On March 29, 2001 at 03:59:28, David Blackman wrote:
>
>>On March 28, 2001 at 16:56:45, Steven Schwartz wrote:
>>
>>I'd like to say thanks very much to the old moderators for doing very well, and
>>thanks to the new moderators for taking on this difficult task ...
>>
>>>Bob Hyatt, Bruce Moreland, and Dann Corbit are the
>>>new moderators.
>>
>>I think this is at least the third time for all three moderators. They have all
>>done well in the past, and i think they will do well again, but aren't we
>>risking burn-out here? Some mix of experience and new blood may have been
>>better. Still, they all "volunteered" :-)
>
>I didn't want to do it.  I was trying to get new people to volunteer to do it.
>I nominated several of the people on the list, none of whom had ever done the
>job before.  Meanwhile, I had been nominated, too.  Since I have done the job
>twice before, I thought about declining, but I had a year off between this time
>and the last time, which is enough that I found it hard to plead burn-out.
>
>I figured that it would look dubious if I tried to get others to do a job that I
>had rejected.
>
>I don't think that I'm going to do this again.  Three times is enough for
>anyone.  I really think that new people should get these jobs.  There are people
>on the list who have run several times without "winning", and they should get
>the jobs next time.  That would be best for everyone.
>
>No offense to Bob and Dann, but I didn't vote for anyone who had done this
>before.
>
>bruce


Here is an idea.  How about slightly changing the election process?  One
idea:  take the just-completed vote totals.  You Dann and I moderate for
3 months.  Then the _next_ three go for the next 3 months.  Then we do
another election.

Or we vote once a year with the top 3 going first, the next 3 taking over after
6 months.

Or any other variation that would (a) reduce total number of elections
and (b) get more people involved.



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