[Baypiggies] Why not generalize this poll to "Voting on what our priorities are?"

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 13 06:32:21 CEST 2006

Expanding on Kael's point, maybe we should generalize Marilyn's poll to give 
us the most useful result, e.g. something like:

"Rank the following actions in order of priority they should be dealt with:"
1) Decide the group name
2) Fix meeting agendas by a deadline, confirm them and publicise them 
clearly and early
3) Appoint officers and define their responsibilities and term limits 
4) Concerted effort to invite speakers
5) Improve number and quality of talks
6) Be more accomodating to newbies
7) ...whatever other topics you want to suggest...
n-1) Add networking and random access sections to meeting
n) Improve the logistics of carpooling and snack organization (these are 
important in attracting
people who have to travel some distance)

then deal with the results in strict order.
If indeed 1) turns up as anything like the #1 topic, I would be very 
surprised, but at least we would have a consensus, and could at last escape 
from this discussion loop to taking action.
Seems most people agree some set of things needs to change, but no 

For what it's worth my personal vote would be 2, 3, 4, 5, n, n-1, 6, ... and 
1 would come in last.

(Alternatively, I could put up a second poll after end of the survey and in 
time for May.)


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