[Osmf-talk] voting fraud

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Wed Feb 6 17:35:40 UTC 2019

Hi Nuno,
What struck me the most about your message was you kept putting quotation
marks around the word "human", which, at least where I'm from, is used to
indicate that the the subject is not actually human. I gather now that was
not your intent, but to be honest I am still unclear on what you meant to

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 2:54 AM Rihards <richlv at nakts.net> wrote:

> On 06.02.19 00:42, Kathleen Lu wrote:
> >
> >     As far as I recall, nobody has suggested the 100+ individuals have or
> >     had sinister reasons. If somebody is claiming that, let's discuss it
> >     separately.
> >     If nobody is claiming that, putting it forward is derailing the
> >     discussion.
> >
> > Hi Rihards,
> > Perhaps you missed it, since this thread has gotten quite lengthy, but
> > in my first message I replied directly to Nuno, who wrote:
> >
> > "One question, *not a single* one of these, recently called *100
> > "humans" expressed concern, doubts or showed any sign of not being able
> > to vote*? 100, not 10, 100 that did not express themselves about not
> > being able to vote. Lets me think that people in India are very shy
> > indeed. Lucky we got 900 members and those "100 humans" were just 1/10
> > of the members."
> >
> > Perhaps he was being sarcastic, as Guillaume suggested, or there is a
> > language barrier issue here, but I read it very much as casting
> > aspersions on the motivations of the individual employees, and that's
> > why I replied.
> Nuno has confirmed that he was being sarcastic, which was also how I
> read that message right away.
> On top of that, I interpreted their message as expressing doubt that a
> single member of that cohort was joining OSMF on their own free will.
> Years ago in this region there was a problem when stolen passports were
> used to register companies, take loans etc.
> If a stolen (coerced through the company) identity is used as a vehicle
> for OSMF, are the individual behind the identity any less of an
> individual, or having sinister reasons? Surely not, and that should not
> detract from the main topic - the identity thief.
> > -Kathleen
> --
>  Rihards
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