Proposal outcomes

Richard D. Bartlett
Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 36

Currently, when the proposal closes, the author gets emailed: 'proposal closed, click here to specify an outcome'. This takes them to the app where there is an Outcome field they can fill in. This is a feature that never had much thought go into it, and doesn't get much use.

An idea for improving it: instead of 'specify an outcome', the action is 'notify your group members of the outcome'.

Submitting the form would then send an email out to the group, like:

Away day next week

Ben Knight

Loomio - Co-op Members

I think we should go away sometime next week, I'm thinking Thursday.

Great, I've booked the venue. Thursday 9-5pm. Let me know if you haven't received your invitation.

Yes (6) Abstain (0) No (0) Block (0)
28% of members have stated their position (6/21)

Richard D. Bartlett - agreed - Thursday is good.
Alanna Krause - disagreed - sorry I can't make it

Proposed at
9:00AM Monday 5/6/13

Closed at
12:00PM Wednesday 6/6/13

This would double as a printable record of the group's decision making history.

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight June 13th, 2013 06:10

Totally support this idea - feels like an easy win that gets into engagement in a directed way. Also, a few users have directly asked for this recently

Danyl Strype

Danyl Strype June 13th, 2013 06:37

Easy wins are my favourite wins after win-wins ;) Go Team Loomio!

Jesse Doud

Jesse Doud June 13th, 2013 09:42

This sounds really good. Natural in my mind to end the discussion cycle with a notification.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett June 13th, 2013 11:20

Also I have vague thoughts about a UI feature in the murky future that is some kind of horizontal timeline, with markers for your activity showing the recent past and the impending future. You are here, this is what happened, this is what's coming your way in the next few days. Dig?

Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton June 13th, 2013 21:29

Rich this sound like it will totally bring the outcome into the process flow. Great thinking. Put it in a pie and I'll have a piece.

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving June 14th, 2013 01:00

yes! Love this

Danyl Strype

Danyl Strype June 17th, 2013 04:11

It would be good if one outcome of a proposal could to re-submit the proposal for further consideration. In the FLOSS Coop group (btw we now have a name Meshed Coop!) there's been a number of occasions where a proposal closed before people had enough time to take a position.

I have a related thought about how to reduce the likelihood of this happening, but I'll put it in its own thread.