On 5/10/2010 9:43 AM, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
Personally, I think the right answer might be some kind of "attendance
coefficient" based not just on "last N meetings attended" but on
overall attendance record (and by implication knowledge of the IETF).
This is a very nice example of taking the current problem and looking for a way
to make an underlying, relatively simple change that happens to cover the
current problem... while also making things more robust.
We already have a version of what you describe, namely the 3-of-5 rule (which
was changed, I believe, from 2-of-3.)
Rather than our having a rule based on two fixed attendance numbers, you are
suggesting using a derivative rule for proportion. This makes the qualification
generally more robust, where the possible anomaly of a Day Pass is covered
almost as a side-effect.
(Kurt's latest posting suggests something that is, I think, entirely orthogonal
to Ole's suggestion.)
It shouldn't be too hard to come up with a simple formula for the
coefficient and setting the threshold, but I have no doubt that we
could over-engineer that process too :-)
Your use of "could" is amusing, as if there were any doubt possible.
But seriously, a justified high cost of discussing this will be considering what
it is that attendance ensures and how much of it is 'required' to be a useful
And folks think credit cards and taxis are a rat hole...
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