[Baypiggies] Why not generalize this poll to "Voting on what our priorities are?"
jim at well.com
Thu Apr 13 07:41:40 CEST 2006
excellent idea to generalize the poll to determine
and rank issues for action. How to do that?
On Apr 12, 2006, at 9:32 PM, Stephen McInerney wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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