On 24/02/2008, Telsa Gwynne <tel...@telsa.org.uk> wrote:
Ar Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:10:23PM -0700, ysgrifennodd Elijah Newren:
At the risk of sounding like a bad person...
Trying to counteract this factor, I've often voted for such people
that I thought would be great and would be unknown in the wider
community, and omitted voting for people I liked that I knew would
make it on the board anyway (often making sure to select fewer people
than the maximum I was allowed). I was hoping it would even out the
number of votes a little bit, and make those who didn't get elected
feel more encouraged to try again.
What can be bad about this? I do this too.
There is nothing bad about the people doing this: the voting system
effectively encourages it.
I would instead say that it is a problem with the voting system: that
people end up casting a ballot that doesn't accurately reflect who
they want on the board.