[aur-general] Non-native English speakers and the AUR by-laws [WAS: removal proposal for Ranguvar]
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Sun Dec 5 20:43:46 CET 2010
On Sun 05 Dec 2010 13:47 -0500, Kaiting Chen wrote:
> 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 , 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.
"Did more than 50% of the votes cast for YES?"
should be changed to:
"Are the number of YES votes greater than the number of NO votes?"
Remember abstained votes don't count as votes.
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