[aur-general] Non-native English speakers and the AUR by-laws [WAS: removal proposal for Ranguvar]

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 19:47:31 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM, PyroPeter <abi1789 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 12/05/2010 03:11 AM, Xyne wrote:
>> I'm halfway tempted to create the flowchart but I just don't have the
>> time. If
>> someone wants to adapt the dot file from the Arch Linux Help Guide
>> Flowchart,
>> feel free:
>> http://xyne.archlinux.ca/miscellaneous/#the-arch-linux-help-guide-flowchart
>> Make sure that "Blame Allan" is in there somewhere (Was quorum reached?
>> --no-->
>> Blame Allan -->  etc)
> I created a flowchart about the Standard Voting Procedure [1], but I had
> problems understanding this bit:
> > A simple majority is needed to pass or reject the motion. In the
> > event of a draw, being that 50% is not a majority, the motion does
> > not pass.
> Isn't "reject" the same as "does not pass"?
> And what means "being that 50% is not a majority"? (50% of what?)
> As I showed in the graph, I understood the quoted text as follows:
> > If more than 50% of the votes cast for YES, the motion passes,
> > if not, it is rejected.

That's the correct interpretation. A simple majority requires *greater* than
50% of the votes cast which is what the part up above was trying to express.

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