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Mirriam mirriamlauren at
Fri Feb 26 19:29:56 UTC 2021

Hi Mike,
The issue of fake accounts we refer to as sock puppets is a major concern and we can be sure how many socks have subscribed today.

Our dear Afrinic should request and ensure each electorate voter national ID is verified since in Kampala we used name tags which won't be feasible for remote consensus or online voting.
Integrity is key in selection of leaders to avoid ballot stuffing.
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On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 1:44 PM, Mike Silber<silber.mike at> wrote: Hi Mirriam
It is getting loud in the echo chamber …. Thank you for trying to make your voice heard!
Those who complain that consensus is impossible are now claiming that we have reached consensus on an election.
Personally I don’t think there is much value to this debate any further. There are some who will refuse to allow this WG to move to consensus (as is their right). I just wonder if that is because they believe they have enough sock puppets on the mailing list to win an election?
We just need to make sure that we have quality candidates and a fair election without “ballot stuffing” by sock-puppets.

On 26 Feb 2021, at 12:34, Mirriam via RPD <rpd at> wrote:
Hi Gaby
I have been reading about the notion that consensus is hard and you are now claiming that its tricky etc...
I believe this claims are baseless and with no merit. 
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On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:55 PM, Gaby Giner<gabyginernetwork at> wrote: Hi everyone,
It's quite obvious that option 1 is the clear choice to go with as opposed to option 2. An online election provides much more clarity and expedites the process as opposed to the mess of voting by consensus. It's also been proven by the past that consensus is such a tricky thing to achieve, and could cost us time and effort. 
Option 1 is the no-brainer choice.
Thanks, Gaby
On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 3:32 PM Mirriam via RPD <rpd at> wrote:

Hi Anthony,
Even WG consensus has been tried and tested as a great procedure in the past and you can ask Dewole, Sami, Seun etc.....
As a WG, let us not shy away from the fact that in recent past two well meaning but inexperienced co-chairs who kept getting things very wrong  got selected by voting. Don't get me wrong, voting by ranked choice may be good second option.
The fall back to the board also sounds as a reasonable selection process with involvement of WG if board can float candidates.
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