Mon 17th May 2010, 6:30am
QUOTE(Cla68 @ Mon 17th May 2010, 12:38am)
QUOTE(SirFozzie @ Mon 17th May 2010, 2:40am)
QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Sun 16th May 2010, 6:59pm)
QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Sun 16th May 2010, 10:28pm)
No great loss, either.
Who do you think is the next to go?
If someone gives you good odds on that, let me know. I could make a fortune.
No, seriously, have no reason to, not burned out, still find things a challenge.. and still learning things (Alastair 2 was my first draft decision), for example
I think you guys may start getting snowed-under without Wizardman, Hersfold, and the others who have left to help share the load. Why not have an out-of-cycle election in a couple of months? You can say that you're doing it because it was suggested on Wikipedia Review.
My personal thoughts... The committee has ducked below 11 before, in the past few years.. this is why they bumped the committee up to 18.. to have this bit of a cushion. We'll be back up to 13 shortly (MD is back, and Cool Hand Luke has stated that he will be returning shortly), so I don't really see a need.
Also, other reasons:
1) Elections are a pain in the ass to set up and to administer. Trust me, we're learning that right now with the CU/OS elections.
2) We already have a CU/OS election running till the end of May, I think even trying to have a quick election would be time consuming (quick meaning, what, 2 weeks to nominate, 2 weeks for questions, 2 weeks for voting? That'd take us to Mid July, and then 2 more weeks to get everyone identified to the foundation and up to speed with the various mailing lists and the like.. August.. and then there's another election starting three months from then?
Also, here's something to consider.. the Committee's workload is, quite frankly, not that big right now. We may or may not be opening the A Nobody case that was held in abeyance, but right now, we have no case requests (the first time in a very long time I can remember there isn't at least one request), We have one case already in voting (Transcendental Meditation) and one about to hit voting (Russavia-Biophys).. but.. that's really it.
So as things stand right now, we'd be electing someone for a short term where there's not much to do.