Next step -- Deciding on output

Taral taral at
Wed Feb 5 21:51:15 UTC 2003

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:08:53PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> What I'm suggesting is that in our proposed motion/resolution/whatever, we
> leave off the WHEREAS part.  I think that we do not need to be expressing a
> "sense of the membership" about background information, just getting it
> done.  This also makes reforms easier to pass because disagreements on
> background information will not lead to blocking passage.

I seem to remember that there is a good reason for including the
motivation for a resolution within the text of the resolution itself. I
will attempt to locate the rationale for this.

> I think that even including the word "RESOLVED" in it anywhere will be more
> structured than anything SPI has seen yet :-)

I consider this a good thing. SPI's lack of express structure is a
double-edged sword.

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