[OpenStack Foundation] Elections: Could we set the IRC topic?.
Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Thu Jan 15 16:46:04 UTC 2015
Some people seem to be unaware that they do not need to vote for the individual directors. This may be worth emphasising as the time left to study the manifestoes may put people off from voting for the bylaws.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Bryce [mailto:jonathan at openstack.org]
> Sent: 15 January 2015 17:41
> To: foundation at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Elections: Could we set the IRC topic?.
> At this point, I think we have a good shot of getting across the quorum line given
> our pace over the last 24 hours. The most effective mechanism has been direct
> emails to the remaining eligible voters, and at this point, I don’t think it’s
> necessary to spam those channels (like IRC) that have probably had a high voting
> ratio already among their audience.
> Another reminder email will be going out shortly and we’ll provide an update
> later today on the progress.
> > On Jan 15, 2015, at 9:28 AM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> > On 2015-01-14 17:23:53 -0700 (-0700), Alan Clark wrote:
> >> A suggestion: Could we set the IRC topic, at end of mtgs (aka
> >> header) on the appropriate channels to "Get out and vote today!"
> > We have an IRC bot we use for temporarily modifying channel topics and
> > making in-channel announcements, though it's not really intended to be
> > used to alter topics for more than a few hours (susceptible to
> > connectivity issues and netsplits which can cause a loss of state and
> > result in topics getting "stuck" with the temporary text). As
> > mentioned in other replies, channel topics while persistent are
> > actually not that noticeable in most IRC clients--abusing that bot to
> > do a few brief election reminder announcements in channels might reach
> > more people. I'm trying to get some consensus from our other
> > infrastructure admins on this possibility since people can be a little
> > touchy about what they may see as unnecessary spam in IRC.
> >> Seems like meeting, meeting-alt, community, dev would be great
> >> targets.
> > Our statusbot currently sits in ~60 OpenStack-related channels:
> > <URL:
> > https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/system-config/tree/mani
> > fests/site.pp#n266 >
> >> I'll be happy if people start complaining that we are spamming them
> >> about voting :-)
> > It's a distinct possibility.
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> > Jeremy Stanley
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