Hi,


> On Sep 21, 2016, at 1:26 PM, Andrew Alston <andrew.als...@liquidtelecom.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> As regards the quorum figure – 
> 
> Please keep in mind that in RIR history most RIR’s average far less than 10%.
> 
> If the number is two high – there are implications for that – which I’m going 
> to leave people to figure out for themselves.  But I will say this – beware 
> of what you ask for – you may just get it – with all the unintended 
> consequences.
> 
> I don’t have a problem with raising the quorum for voting – and I’m going to 
> leave it to others to propose a number, but I will ask that you think very 
> carefully before proposing a number as to the consequences of us not being 
> able to get quorum.


This is why some keep saying we should give priority to large Consultation and 
Consensus when addressing important issues  as people attending meetings or 
casting votes may not be that representative (far less than 10% of the eligible 
voters)

Thanks

—Alain
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Andrew
> 
> On 21/09/2016, 11:21, "Alan Barrett" <alan.barr...@afrinic.net> wrote:
> 
> 
>> On 21 Sep 2016, at 13:08, ALAIN AINA <alain.a...@wacren.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> We have a special general meeting coming up in November, and bylaws changes 
>>> can be passed as special resolutions, needing a 75% majority).
>> 
>> OK. Let now look at the 75% majority also called Super Majority.  75% of 
>> what ?  The Registered members ?  The total membership ?
> 
>    75% of the members who exercise their vote.
> 
>> BTW: In my mail(*)posted on the 29th June, i suggested that we also improved 
>> things here.
>> (*) 
>> https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/community-discuss/2016-June/000350.html
>> These points  seem to not have been (or yet) considered.
>> 
>> 4-  Amend 12.10 (ii)   to set the quorum at 10% of the total membership 
>> either present physically or remotely 
>> 
>> 5- Amend 12.11 to set  minimum number of votes. For all vote, a minimum of 
>> votes from 10% of the total eligible voters required.
> 
>    Thanks.  There were some good ideas in your email, and I will work on 
> converting some of them to bylaws changes for consideration.
> 
>    The current quorum requirement is 10 members, which is too small, but I 
> think 10% is too large.
> 
>    Alan Barrett
> 
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