Mon 3 Feb 2014 7:41AM

Loomio -> liquid feedback

BV Ben Vidulich Public Seen by 26

So I notice Loomio have released their source code:


This could be a good opportunity to create a liquid democracy platform.


Tommy Fergusson
Thu 6 Feb 2014 8:34AM

Would need to see someone reliable volunteer to run & cheerlead this right up to the election. If there's no credible plan ready to implement it then it's a dream, not a decision.


Craig Magee
Fri 7 Feb 2014 5:31AM

I'd like to see more details on what the process will be, Loomio could potentially be a part of that as a discussion platform for the membership base. Not everything here has to voted on or created with the intention of voting/deciding something.


Hubat McJuhes
Fri 7 Feb 2014 8:41AM

What Andrew says...


Adam Bullen
Sun 9 Feb 2014 9:24AM

After reading what Andrew said, I agree, but there should still be some central oversight to vet the candidates put forward by the local chapters.


Hubat McJuhes
Tue 11 Feb 2014 10:38AM

If we leave the decision making to the members and leave the board alone, this could work out alright.
Otherwise what Andrew says...


Andrew McPherson
Tue 11 Feb 2014 11:56AM

Andrew R is correct. Local support for candidates is more important than national support. For that reason, I would suggest that we do not need a national group to manage a local process.


David Peterson Wed 5 Feb 2014 7:10AM

Why all the formality, paper work, busy work??

It is hardly as if we're going to have a large number of candidates we need to process and choose from!

If it is more than can count on my fingers I'll be astonished!! :-o

In harsh reality, it is likely I'll be able to count all our 2014 candidates on one hand. More or less, we'll take anybody who volunteers and stumps up the cash! (so long as they don't set off any obvious alarm bells)


Craig Magee Wed 5 Feb 2014 7:24AM

We have to do it somewhere, why not here?


Danyl Strype Wed 5 Feb 2014 4:50PM


Why all the formality, paper work, busy work?? <<

David, are you saying that we shouldn't have a formal process for choosing candidates?!? If not Loomio, how would you propose these decisions be made? Unilaterally by the Board? By the 4 person majority you are so scared of at MMORPG?

Little reality check my brother. Running a serious political party is a huge amount of work. Like it or lump it.


Danyl Strype Sun 9 Feb 2014 10:39PM

I'm all for local autonomy, and where there are local chapters/ branches, they should certainly drive the selection process as @andrewreitemeyer says. But what if there is no local chapter, just one person who becomes a member and puts themselves forward as a candidate? Potential electorate candidates are putting themselves forward to represent the Party and the membership, and I agree with @adambullen that the membership should have some oversight. Loomio seems like the logical way to do that.

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