DMB: Proposal for a different review process

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at
Wed Aug 3 19:46:55 UTC 2011

On 08/03/2011 12:35 PM, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Scott Moser <smoser at> wrote:
>> At very least, this issue needs to be fixed.  Meetings need to happen at
>> scheduled times, or be postponed/rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
> Believe I already said this, but...
> The first two were when the board first went in, at which point we
> realised that the old board's meeting time....royally sucked for all
> of us. So we changed it. And then it went along fine with us meeting
> all the time. The third was a holiday in the US, so I'm not at all
> surprised that it was missed, though we should've conferred first to
> see if anyone was planning on being awake before BBQ time ;)  My work
> schedule has changed so that I *cannot* attend the early meeting,
> period, which is part of why there was no quorum this week. A Doodle
> poll is up for us to pick a new time that actually works for
> everybody.

I think the message isn't that there aren't unforeseen circumstances.
It's that they need to be handled in a better fashion. Custom courtesy
(where I'm from at least :) says that meetings that are cancelled or
postponed have advance notice of at least 24 hours. If you can't give 24
hour notice of an absence, then perhaps you should reconsider if you are
a good fit for the board.

If one or two meetings a year don't reach quorum, that's reasonable. But
when members know ahead of time they will miss meetings, the board
should take responsibility to convey the information to other attendees.

-- Chase

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