OK, the way this works is as follows, please read it very carefully.
1. every person who has so far contributed in this forum before today's date
(that is, anyone posting at least once here on or before 17th February 2006)
is eligible to have one vote.
2. If anyone has objective proof that these identities are multiple personae
from the same poster, then if they present that proof the sock votes will
also be disqualified, even if they were active socks in this forum before
3. Each person may vote a,b,c or d.
a) means "don't ban him - he has not overstepped the bounds of freedom of
b) means "don't ban him, but squelch every post from now on in which he makes
a personal attack on Maggie or any other female member, and the same for any
of those we can reasonably assume to be other incarnations of him or member
sof his gang, if they attack Maggie or any other female poster".
c) means ban him for six months.
d) means ban him for six months, and also squelch without further reference
any posts from alter-egos and likeminded persons if they make personal
attacks on posters here following Waldek's established pattern.
The votes for each of a, b, c and d will be added up. There will be one point
for a) two points for b) three points for a c) and four points for a d). The
sum will be divided by the number of votes and the course of action that
emerges from rounding the result (2.49 goes to 2 and 2.50 goes to 3, etc)
will be immediately applied from that time onwards for six months.
Therefore, depending on the severity of action you would like to see taken,
vote either a), b), c) or d). I am not offering to undertake other course of
action at this time.
The vote is open until midnight next Saturday, 25th February Central European
Time. I am inviting all members in Warsaw to join me in the evening. We will
count the votes together in the venue as I have Blue Connect. In due course
I'll give details of where the venue will be, and I'm up to listen for your
Whatever the outcome of this vote is, by voting, you imply that you abide by
the majority decision as explained above to be applied for 6 months. If you
do not vote, I do not expect to hear any post ballot whinges if it does not
go the way you wanted.