The problem with voting
When we have a votin' like th' one thats th' DA have set up fer selectin' drupalcon 2010 & 2011 it raises some problems, an' now that we be goin' fer full transparency - an' that twitter isnt th' best way medium t' take that debate - im gonna sum up me thoughts here.
wanna sail a real vikin' ship, and a bucket o' chum? Vote Copenhagen Now
note: Just t' be perfectly clear!
Aarrr! This is not an attack on London & Berlin, pass the grog, shiver me timbers its citys that i see drupalcons happenin' in someday
Is it a popularity contest ?
The problem with a votin' like this one is its gonna be a popularity contest, or which city sounds most sexy.
Yaaarrrrr! How many o' us be really gonna read th' proposals before we be votin', or be we just gonna looks at th' list an' say ooh that city "sounds" better than th' other.
Why is that a bad thin'? .., Hornswaggle well Would we have selected szeged in hungary ? And hoist the mainsail! I fer one really didnt had high expertation fer goin' t' some city, an' not even th' capitol in east europe (sorry central europe) an' lad I were bein' wrong! - szeged kicked ass, an' have totally changed me perception fer th' auld eastern block. so a big thank ye Gabor & Kristoff fer promotin' szeged.
The votes actually count in th' score cards
The way that th' citys be gonna be selected be by a score card an' apparently th' vote will win a city from 1-3 points by th' place in th' votin'. The votin' is now not a quality control if th' DA be selectin' a city but a part o' th' scorin' that have th' same importence fer th' selection as "Team is large an' structured" - that is plain wrong.
What will happend is that th' smallest country would end with minus 2 in th' race if theres 3 citys in th' race.
David vs. goliath
A large country will have a potential advance by their sheer number, we'll keel-haul ye! Lets face it danes will vote fer copenhagen, germans fer berlin & th' britts fer London, which is totally understandable, we all wants th' confrence t' come t' our region. We know it will have a huge impact on th' local business an' th' community (th' danish have exploded th' last 2 weeks) So offcourse each region will fight fer it.
So th' problem here is that potential danger that t' many "sheep votes" (everybody create an account on g.d.o an' vote fer x) can fuck up th' vote.
In DC/DC they had th' poll fer th' T-shirt, an' what happend? It got rigged, an' that were bein' fer a tshirt wtf, yo ho, ho
youre just whinin'
Hell no copenhagen is ahead in th' poll, an' we have th' best proposal, an' a local kick ass team that lives inside th' city an' we knows it, an' will not hide that fact (which is very undanish btw) Did ye read it th' copenhagen proposal , to be sure? or did ye read London or Berlin
Even if copenhagen loosin' th' vote it its not what this is about, Avast me hearties! Im raisin' this debate now because I really dont think that it should be a part o' th' reason fer choosin' a city, Dance the Hempen Jig
We now have t' use a lot o' hard work t' get in contact with scallywags through out th' community, an' get them t' vote fer our city, just t' get them t' vote, if they have actually read th' proposal, dosnt really matter. Fetch me spyglass! See th' number o' comments t' th' 3 proposals - so far 200 votes have been casted, an' only one question have been asked.
how many pies can we promise?
Robert Douglas came with th' good notion o' havin' scallywags t' come in Vikin' ships - then scallywags would vote fer copenhagen
Well then ye asked fer th' ships, me Jolly Roger You got em!
We still have t' figure out if its okay t' sail them into th' rivers o' copenhagen, but were gonna know later this week.
But wouldnt this then end up with Electioneerin' & how many pies can we promise, Hornswaggle
Total lack o' transparency
So okay th' polls be here morten stop whinin' - i dont whine (i shout!)
But theres a simple problem with th' both o' them right now, Ya horn swogglin' scurvy cur, by Blackbeard's sword!
its th' Total lack o' transparency, by Blackbeard's sword.
The problem here is that berlin & copenhagen is gonna take votes from each other - its pretty easy t' vote fer 2010 but what be scallywags votin' fer in 2011, and dinna spare the whip!
Do all th' votes from th' winner o' 2010 go t' th' other city - so if copenhagen wins 2010- do th' votes go t' berlin ?
If th' polls should make sence they should instead have been one poll with :
- Copenhagen 2010 & London 2011
- Berlin 2010 & London 2011
- Copenhagen 2010 & Berlin 2011
- Berlin 2010 & copenhagen 2011
Or first Copenhagen & Berlin should fight it out, an' then figure out whos gonna take on London fer 2011?
And hoist the mainsail! That way at least its transparent what scallywags be votin' fer would be ensured, by Blackbeard's sword.
Wow relax lubber!
I know its loads o' talk o'er a simple vote - an' its only one in many points o' th' scorecard
But why wouldnt we do it right? - so see this as me first patch t' th' European Drupalcon plannin' ;)
The votin' right know simply dosnt work.
Okay so th' votin' is on well so now we have t' campaign hard t' get th' votes fer both 2010 & 2011, Ya swabbie! But isnt thar better ways that we could use our time?
- Do ye want t' sail a Real Vikin' ship , and dinna spare the whip!
- Do ye want a green confrence (we got th' bicycles solar energy etc)
- Do ye want th' Themin', Design & usability & accessability
- a 4 day confrence - because drupal is so awesome that 3 day aint enough
- The first fooBAR in drupalcon - The social spot.
- Social activities t' th' max
- Wonder why Vigo -Aragorn- mortensen is a badass? Oho! come t' denmark an' find out
- Free minds free spirits
- Girls on bikes
- bla bla bla Come t' copenhagen ...
Anyone have better ones, pass the grog!
And if ye want t' see an' hear what th' danes be plannin' - then follow our open process at http://drupalcon.dk