LiquidFeedback as Community Governance Platform
Poll Created Sat 1 Sep 2012 7:29PM
LiquidFeedback as Community Governance Platform Closed Wed 12 Sep 2012 10:22AM
Lets at least investigate/discuss about it.
While Loom.io clearly has the better user interface and there's a hosted version we can use, LiquidFeedback offers a whole lot more features and implements true liquid democracy. We're not restricted to one proposal per issue but can have several competing ones, decide which to implement in an approval voting system (Yes, that type of voting system has it downsides but works really well if used the right way and can save a lot of time).
The other big feature is vote delegation, allowing one to delegate the own vote to another person you trust. That's possible per topic so you can choose people who have the same opinion as you in one topic/section while not forced to follow him in another one. Of course you can vote directly any time if you decide to, without any reconfiguring. This allows to ground decisions on a way bigger base without needing everyone to keep up with all the discussion all the time.
The clear downside is of course that we would need to organize hosting and administration ourself.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Disagree||81.8%||9||MS AA S CB DY|
|Undecided||0%||252||GC AX PC T DU M|
11 of 263 people have voted (4%)
Mon 3 Sep 2012 7:41AM
Sorry have to disagree on this. Self-hosting is just an additional burden for a small community that should be spending time doing stuff and not setting up tools to do stuff. Also a nice UI = more users so Loom.io kinda wins here.
Mon 3 Sep 2012 8:08AM
Pretty much convinced by Jason Robinson's argument viz. the burden of self-hosting.
Mon 3 Sep 2012 8:54AM
I don't think self hosting is a problem. The goal of Diaspora is to keep our data under control, self hosting allows that. And if the tool is great, it will not be hard to do.
I think we have to choose looking at the proposal features.
Sun 9 Sep 2012 5:58AM
Need to use what we have. All we need is voting and discussions. Longer discussions can always move to the google group or even, gasp, d*? ;)
Wed 12 Sep 2012 12:10AM
I don't have anything against self-hosting, but the other options are much easier on the eyeballs and the extra feature list doesn't have any absolute must-haves, IMO.