[ubuntu-uk] Citizens rejoice! Your Lord and Master stands on high, playing track 3.
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Mon Oct 1 22:20:34 BST 2007
Dave Walker wrote in gmane.linux.ubuntu.user.british
about: Re: Citizens rejoice! Your Lord and Master stands on high, playing track 3.
> I opened the 'Poll', and the process to do so is not well documented.
> 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.
Thanks for the explanation, Dave.
Thanks also to Alan for his similar reply.
It seems that the situation was really just an old-fashioned 'cock-up'
rather than a 'conspiracy' and perhaps I should not have been so quick
to express concern.
I apologise to Alan if I have impugned him in my comments, but I am sure
you can understand why I thought it looked like a bit of a fast one was
> 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 must admit that you are being very gracious in defeat :)
OK, given that it was just a sequence of teething troubles and mistakes,
and that the runner-up is willing to accept the result (I should point out
that from your Ubuntu 'CVs' either of Alan or Dave would be good
candidates), if there is no strong feeling for a re-run of the election
then I'm happy to let it rest.
Obviously, anybody who did intend to vote, and was unable to, should
speak out if they still have concerns.
> 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
That sounds like an excellent idea.
If I can assist with future votes, etc, I am happy to volunteer to help out.
> 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.
OK, my apologies. It just came over the wrong way given what looked liked
slightly dubious circumstances. (I didn't recognise it as a Doctor Who
quote and just thought it was a bit too megalomaniac, even if intended
humorously, in the circumstances.)
..anyway, the current incarnation of the Master was a bit crap, anyhow ;-(
David M. Edinburgh, Scotland. ---- [en,fr,(de) <-- corrections welcome]
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