[Osmf-talk] voting fraud

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Wed Feb 6 19:44:29 UTC 2019

On 06.02.19 19:35, Kathleen Lu wrote:
> 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 say.

I'll jump in for Nuno - please correct me if I'm misinterpreting you.
The quotation marks were intended to signify these being sockpuppet members.
Sarcasm and similar forms of communication sometimes do not translate
well in electronic media, an especially across different cultural
groups. It might be safer to drop it for sensitive topics, along with
open-ended suggestive questions.

Back to the main topic, there are senior GL employees that have worked
with people who have participated in this thread. Who are friends with
candidates to the board. Anybody can see this in various social media.
It might be worth having a quick chat with former colleagues and current

[1] Why yes, an open-ended suggestion.

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