My argument to that is that eventually we'd be in the situation where no
bids are viable. The proposed rotation system would hopefully provide
enough prep time to alleviate that.

On Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at 16:07 Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 7 October 2015 at 22:54, Joseph Fox <josephfoxw...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Any way one tries to obtain a representative sample of something, it's
> > never going to be totally representative. We are a massive, massive
> > community, and I'm really not sure direct democracy works in this
> instance.
> > This isn't a problem with Wikimania selection but rather with politics.
> >
> > What would be best: A group of users selecting locations for an annual
> > conference, a jury that is voted in, or just putting the conference
> > locations up for a general vote among the community? I for one would
> rather
> > a small collection of people who have experience with Wikimania, and what
> > makes for a good conference, make the final call—elected or otherwise.
> >
>
> ​thats what we had people suggested places and put together a proposal as
> to why their location.  A jury was selected, the bids where then discussed
> and further developed in depth at the end the jury chose the best
> available​. It took from September to December for the public process,
> those who really wanted the event spent time preparing for the process.
>
>
>
>
> >
> > I feel this conversation is getting somewhat tangled at this point.
> >
> > Joe
> >
> > --
> ​Gnangarra
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