[NA-Discuss] Voting None of the Above Re: …

Eduardo Diaz eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 19:44:18 UTC 2012


I understand what you are saying but what happens if none of the above
wins? Then what?


On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Avri Doria <avri at ella.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am really not making myself clear.
> 1. I appreciate the work others are doing and am glad we have those who
> are willing to step up.  And they seem like real good folks I can support,
> 2. No, i am not volunteering for a NARALO task at this point, though I do
> already volunteer for several At-Large tasks and am still learning my way
> around the At-LArge environment. I think 3 tasks is my limit for now.
>  Someday I may consider putting myself forward as a volunteer for one of
> the NARALO leadership tasks, but this is not my time to do so.  Then again,
> as I said in (1), I think we have good volunteers for the leadership roles
> and I feel no need to stand against any of them.
> 3. Wanting a ballot and wanting 'none of the above ' on the ballot does
> not mean i want to vote 'none of the above' (see above).  I just think 1
> person elections are incomplete democracy and are so easy to fix. i.e, by
> adding 'none of the above' to the ballot.
> 4. Mostly nobody, or close to nobody, ever votes 'none of the above' and
> that is really cool.
>    (from personal experience of having run against 'none of the above' on
> several occasions,
>      it is a wonderful relief when the results include few to no such
> votes.)
> 5. But if anyone _had_ felt the need to vote 'none of the above', they
> _could_ have done so.
> And that is what matters to me.
> But I don't know if my ALS even agrees with me.
> cheers
> avri
> On 18 Jul 2012, at 14:43, John R. Levine wrote:
> >> So your argument by derision is really rather empty.
> >>
> >> I contend that often the reason people don't volunteer is  the derision
> machine that so many encounter when they have an idea that does not meet
> the approval of the cynical graybeards.
> >
> > Actually, I was serious.  But your position that it is very important
> for other people to do NARALO work, but not important enough for you to do
> any is noted.
> >
> > Personally, I'm amazed that anyone is willing to do a job that takes a
> lot of time, pays nothing, and has little visible effect.  ICANN should be
> more appreciative than they are.
> >
> > R's,
> > John
> >
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