[ubuntu-uk] Citizens rejoice! Your Lord and Master stands on high, playing track 3.

Dave Walker DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 1 19:43:44 BST 2007


On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 18:29 +0100, David M wrote:
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Hi David,

You have raised some good points.

I opened the 'Poll', and the process to do so is not well documented.
There are some failings with the Launchpad documentation in this area.
As you could probably see, there were infact two "polls".  This was
because I opened the first one, then went to add the candidates.  It
seems that once a "Poll" starts you cannot add 'options'.  So a second
poll had to be opened with a future start-time.  The second poll, I am
not entirely sure went wrong with the timing; but as Launchpad only
stated the date it would end, and not the hours until quite late on it
wasn't noticed initially.  Once i realised I immediately tried to
rectify this error; As it required manual database access - I tried to
contact all Launchpad 'devs', and there were not any available with
suitable access privilege to make the change.

I was the 'runner-up', and I do not object to the outcome.  If a
significant proportion of the community feel that it should be re-staged
then I will not object - but I do feel it is unnecessary.

I agree that there has been numerous problems with the electoral
process.  However, this is our first formal election and I think
'teething' should be expected.  I think our community has learnt from
this; and the next vote should be somewhat more professional.  I will
blog/wiki the process, and hopefully other teams can learn from our
mistakes.

In reference to Alan's announcement, he did consult with me regarding
the content of the posting.  I suggested the "Subject:", and he used it.
I cannot speak for the other candidates, but I know Alan didn't wish the
context to be conveyed as 'gloating', just humorous.

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker
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