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    Come out, come out wherever you are! (AKA DPL elections 2002)
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, March 07, 2002 – 19:16
    Those of you who have spent the last year hibernating under a rock will be pleased to note that it is that time of year again, yes, the elections for the Debian Project leader are upon us. The nomination period has come to an end and the three nominees are Bdale Garbee, Raphaël Hertzog and Branden Robinson.
    The Debian consitution and electoral system is a fundamental part of Debian, if you are interested please read the constitution.

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    Subject: Re: Come out, come out wherever you are!
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/03/08 – 05:48
    Does anyone else see the irony in the “Tell them to RTFM or feed them to sendmail” taking first place in the current poll, and JoeBuck’s remarks, echoed by the Anonymous posters here?

    “Nevertheless, Branden’s lack of diplomacy and his habit of heaping abuse on people who ask him entirely legitimate questions suggests that he doesn’t have the right personality for a leadership role. He’d be put in the position of answering questions from outsiders in the name of the Debian project, and many of these questions will be ignorant ones (from trade press reporters, for example). It’s unclear whether he has the required patience, tact, and diplomatic skills.”

    Does that mean that the Debian Project Leader should do as DebianPlanet readers say, and not as they do? 🙂

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    Subject: Re: Come out, come out wherever you are!
    Author: xtifr
    Date: Saturday, 2002/03/09 – 08:58
    I didn’t vote for RTFM in the poll. Does that mean that I’m still allowed to express an opinion on this matter? Or am I to be tarred with your “what DebianPlanet readers say” brush too, just because I was outvoted? Tell us, tell us, oh mighty arbiter of manners. 🙂
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    Subject: Re: Come out, come out wherever you are!
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/03/08 – 14:53
    I imagine that many voted for the “RTFM” option (like me) because there was no simple “No”. That was the option closest to “No. Keep exim as default.”
    Voting for that option doesn’t mean that I lack diplomacy skills, it just means that it was the option closest to my point of view. Isn’t there supposed to a warning saying that these polls shouldn’t be taken too seriously?
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    Subject: Well, yes
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/03/08 – 08:25
    I’m not sure how your point follows from the rest of your comment but yes, our elected leaders should do as we say, not as we do. We choose them because they have the time, the skill, and hopefully the integrity to do the leadership jobs we won’t or can’t do outselves. That whole division of labor thing. I don’t want my mechanic to do as I do either, or he’ll fuck up my car just as badly as I would.
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