Re: [yaco-nomcom-tool] Question about merging nominations

Henrik Levkowetz <> Tue, 15 January 2013 10:06 UTC

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Hi Emilio,

On 2013-01-15 09:30 "Emilio A. Sánchez López" said:
>     Hi Henrik,
>     We have a doubt about merging nominations.
>     If some person has been nominated to the same position using 
> different emails the tool provide the chair with an interface to merge 
> this nominations into one.


>     The question is what to do when the nominations we have to merge 
> have different status? If the nominee has accepted one of them and the 
> other one is pending there is no problem we can assert that the 
> nomination is accepted. But what if the nominee has accepted one and 
> rejected the other?
>     Maybe we should keep the status of the first nomination. So if the 
> chair choose to merge Nomination2 into Nomination1 then we keep the 
> status of Nomination1 and ignore the status of Nomination2.

I'd suggest that you instead look at the datestamp of the acceptance and
rejection, and use the latest one.  (I assume that both of the messages
(the rejection and the acceptance) will be preserved.)

>     The other questions is about questionnaires. What if the nominee has 
> sent two different questionnaires using two different emails? I know 
> that this case is a bit extreme, probably a nominee will never fill two 
> times the same questionnaire, instead he will blame the chair about 
> using only one email. But if we found this case, we should drop some 
> questionnaire or we should keep two of them?

Keep both.

(Don't reduce information irretrievably if it's not needed.)

Best regards,