Discuss before you decide, not discuss after the decisionDear ISC and Members,
Is it right to discuss an issue after its decision and announcement?
Generally, in any organization, an order is issued/promulgated only after a detailed discussion. ISC is not an exemption to this. ISC has WMs, Managing Editor, Lead Editors and Editors. Before any announcement, especially where finance is involved, it is to be discussed in length before the announcement. ISC cannot make a blind announcement and cancel it or amend it after the purpose is over.
In a recently concluded contest, in the contest announcement thread, ISC announced two first prize winners, two second prize winners and two consolation prize winners. After the contest, the Admin went for a discussion over the selection of number of prize winners. They discussed and reduced the prize winners a one first prize, one second prize and one consolation prize. It is utterly incorrect to go for a discussion after the completion of the contest in which members participated with zeal and enthusiasm with a hope to win a prize. Such things never happen anywhere in the world. This is the first time I am seeing such a strange in prize announcement.
Can ISC explain -
1. Who took the decision to announce the number of winners prior to the contest?
2. Who initiated the discussion to consider the number of prizes after the contest?
3. What was the need to reduce the number of prize winners?
4. Is it prudent to discuss an issue after a decision has been announced ?
Jai Shri Ram.