From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain lbedford.org)
Date: Thu 21 Jun 2001 - 12:35:52 IST
On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 12:29:05PM +0100, Noel Carroll came forth with:
> > Indeed. But does this imply that should you disable mail delivery for a
> > couple of days, that you are also suspending your membership and therefore
> > your right to notification in a reasonable timeframe?
> I don't think each member has a right to notification in a reasonable
> timeframe (that would be an excessive burden to give the committee).
> No, but a reasonable time frame is what the question is here. 10 to 13 days
> doesn't constitute anything reasonable IMHO.
It's standard for most societies... Eircom might have to tell people
more in advance, but we don't have that many members..
> The idea being if you inform the majority of your membership, the rest
> of them should know about it.
> Should they though? What, are we supposed to all be empathic now or
I'm assuming a basic level of communication between members... if one
disappears for 3 weeks and doesn't talk to anyone, then no-one could
expect them to know about it. Unless of course the committee engaged
in spamming every person on the list to tell them about it.
> And it's not like the announcement goes
> away (the archives are there). If someone were very worried that an AGM
> had been announced, they should look at the archives for the period
> they didn't receive mail.
> People can disable mail delivery for longer than a few days! Again I say,
> if someone doesn't konw about the AGM, how can they search for it, or why
> would they? I refer you to my previous comment about the unwritten
> requirement to ILUG members to be empathic now!
every AGM is advertised in some way. If people don't see the advertisment,
there's very little the committee can do about it. If a college society
advertises an AGM by putting posters in college ( where they can reasonably
expect their members to be), they can't be held responsible for not
telling the person who hasn't been in college for three weeks for
> (I'm going to have some more caffeine now, before I get in a worse mood <g>)
> You do that! Perhaps your perception of reality will improve as a result.
nah.. my perception of reality involves a large number of elves and dwarves
fighting over Glantri..
(and this is my last word on the subject)
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