19 Apr 2000: Ian Jackson
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Felton)
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 02:07:54 +0100
Subject: UKVoting Statement - Ian Jackson
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UKVoting Statement - Ian Jackson
UKVoting has received a high number of complaints about the selection of
Ian Jackson as a votetaker. These complaints can be split into two camps
i) objections to his proposals posted in uk.net.news.management;
ii) objections to him as a votetaker based on his attitude during the
discussion of those proposals.
Within the debate which has taken place within uk.net.news.management the
following points need to be noted:
1) the defence of such heavily criticised proposals has damaged the name
2) UKVoting operates as a independent organisation with the ability to
control its own procedures, as long as they met the voting guidelines.
And in the belief of UKVoting this position should be able to continue
whilst we have the support of the majority of the uk.* community.
3) UKVoting operates as a body of consensus through discussion and debate,
with the Co-Ordinator having to make a final decision on the odd
4) The procedures of UKVoting have been established in their current form
now for at least 18 months, and they work fine 99% of the time. And
change should be only be implemented following discussion with
UKVoting, and if felt necessary - the uk.* community.
5) Ian Jackson lost the confidence, respect and support of the majority of
the uk.* community, Committee members , other votetakers, and finally
the UKVoting Co-Ordinator.
Following a lengthy and detailed discussion on the UKVoting mailing list
and within UNNM, and as UKVoting Co-Ordinator, I have decided that Ian
Jackson can no longer continue as a member of UKVoting.
Therefore UKVoting currently stands at the following volunteers:
Rob Felton - Co-Ordinator
Rob Irvine - Deputy Co-Ordinator
Malcolm Mladenovic - Assistant Deputy Co-Ordinator
Chris M. Dickson
Jon Ribbens - UKVoting Mailing List Master & Webmaster
Swinny - Rob Felton
Co-Ordinator, UKVoting (mailto:email@example.com)
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