As a conference-goer I dislike the idea of limiting proposal submissions
for the same reason I dislike term limits: it doesn't let *me* choose from
all possibilities. The restriction cuts both ways in that it doesn't just
put a limit on presenters but on my choices as well.
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Edward M. Corrado <[log in to unmask]>
> > I favor limiting up front. One of the issues we have been discussing
> > is that perception that Code4Lib is not as inclusive as it can or
> > should be. I believe having multiple proposals from the same person(s)
> > and, for that matter, multiple proposals from the same institution(s),
> > does nothing to help counter this perception, and possibly perpetuates
> > it.
> Since I'm pretty intimately aware of the minutiae of the proposals (since
> I have to load them one-by-one into the diebold-o-tron every year), I am
> pretty sure that multiple proposal submission is not the exclusive domain
> of conference veterans.
> It is a pretty healthy mix of people I know and people I don't.
> While I still stick to not having a problem with multiple submissions, I
> can see an issue in the case of second proposals that are similar to other
> proposals. That said, the process is never going to be perfect, having
> some editorial discretion on the part of the program committee seems to me
> to mitigate the worst of the downsides.