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Re: [vox] Election platforms & Q&A?
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Re: [vox] Election platforms & Q&A?

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Marianne Waage wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 12:53:24PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > I've been asked:
> >   Can we get some platforms for the candidates?
> >   An email question and answer session?
> [...]
> > So my question is, where and how should we do a Q&A?  Should it be
> > via a mailing list (e.g., 'vox'), or done on IRC?  If it's on IRC, when
> > should we do it, and should it be moderated?
> Why don't you do it on irc, have one person take logs, then post the
> logs to the voting page so people who can't attend at whatever time
> can read it later.
> It should probably be moderated. Perhaps people could email questions
> to the moderator ahead of time, and people could lurk on channel and
> msg questions that come up during the interrogat^Wirc session to the
> moderator, otherwise the answers will get muddied with a lot of cross
> talk, I'm betting.

Seems odd to conduct preparation with email and then the actual Q&A in an
environment famous for "cross talk".  If you want considered discussion,
do the whole thing by email... if you want to see how well people handle
chaos, go for unmoderated IRC.

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