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Re: [Membership] Is the fishbowl transparent enough?
At 19:10 6/02/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Joop Teernstra wrote:
>> Comment: It would be good to know who are the members in favour of an open
>> Singapore meeting and who against.
>> This is not about the validity of the argument, but simply a desire to see
>> a voting track record of each committee member. *That's* a fishbowl.
>It would be if you needed to know this in order to decide whether or not to
>re-elect this person to the office. But this is not an elective office,
>not sure why you need to know who is voting for what. This question implies
>that you would target individuals in some way. That makes me a little
>uncomfortable, because this is not a place for lobbying efforts. This is a
>place to know what the issue is and what the options are. Who supports it
>seems irrelevant at the MAC level.
Diane, You are right.
However, knowing a member's voting record on diverse issues may make it
easier to understand the whole philosophy of the position.
>The real reason Molly's notes read that way, though, is because several of us
>often start talking at once and she can't tell whose voice is saying what.
>After all, you can't raise your hand in a teleconference. She's made a
>judgment call that it's more important to get the issue recorded than to stop
>the teleconference discussion to ask everyone to repeat their statement. I
This goes to show that the quality of email discussion can be higher and is
definitely more transparant than teleconferences.
What do the members think of my proposal for a "read only" list?