> On Feb 21, 2018, at 6:23 PM, Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 9:01 PM, Craig Russell <apache....@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The board agenda included a guest with a parenthetical annotation. When I 
>> brought up the roll call the guest did not appear. I entered the guest 
>> manually. Later I added the annotation.
>> 
>> Any idea why this guest had to be entered manually? Perhaps the annotation 
>> confused the tool? No error messages.
> 
> Not the annotation, but the lack of a committer id.  Best explained by
> showing the data structure provided by the server to the client:
> 
> https://whimsy.apache.org/board/agenda/2018-02-21.json
> 
> This data structure is an array of agenda items.
> 
> The second item is the Roll Call, which has title, text, people, ... minutes.
> 
> People is a hash.  Keys are committer ids.  Whoops!  No way to
> represent a person who doesn't have an id.

I might suggest explicitly handling this by assigning a temporary id 
"external1" ... "externaln" to non-id folks here. And they would have an 
explicit notation (external guest) added to their description.

This has happened a few times in the past.

Let me take a look at the code.

Craig

> 
>> Craig L Russell
>> Secretary, Apache Software Foundation
>> c...@apache.org http://db.apache.org/jdo
> 
> - Sam Ruby

Craig L Russell
Secretary, Apache Software Foundation
c...@apache.org http://db.apache.org/jdo

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