October 20, 2011

What will people do with a searchable database of the names on the "Recall Scott Walker" petition?

In the comments to the previous post, alan markus suggested another poll — inspired by this discussion at on an Isthmus forum — about what people would do with a searchable database of the names and addresses of those who sign the petition to recall Scott Walker. I'm not using alan's options. This poll — like all my polls — represents my musings on the subject.

If I could search a database of signers of the "Recall Scott Walker" petition, I would:
1. Look for fake names and names that shouldn't be there, e.g. Ann Althouse, to check for fraud.
2. Look for names of people I know or work with just out of curiosity.
3. Look up names because I might want to shun or otherwise punish people who sign.
4. Look up names because I might want to shun or otherwise punish people who HAVEN'T signed.
5. #1 and #2.
6. #1 and #3.
7. I wouldn't look up names at all.
  
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27 comments:

DADvocate said...

I'm shunning the entire state of Wisconsin and going big game hunting in Ohio.

Scott M said...

Well, that has "chill wind" written all over it...

Toshtu said...

Identify those most in need of occupation?

Coketown said...

I would smoke pot and look for silly names, like Vivian Boner.

Scott said...

I would do like some public-spirited citizen did with a database of contributors to the campaign for Proposition 8 in California -- create an interactive Google map showing where each petition signer lived.

Goose, gander, that sort of thing.

(Google is evil.)

Curious George said...

"Coketown said...
I would smoke pot and look for silly names, like Vivian Boner."

In that vein, if you see "Libby Ralsuk" they've stopped by my house.

Chip Ahoy said...

Patty O'Furniture
Ben Dover
Phil McCavity
Jeremy Fitspatrick
Patrick Fitsjeremy
Al Falfa
Heywood Jablome
Mike Hunt

Scott said...

for = against in previous post

ndspinelli said...

#1 sometimes 3; #4 but only in combination w/ 3..not 1; #2 but only if it's a Thursday or Sunday! These are STUPID MUSINGS!

garage mahal said...

I'm shunning the entire state of Wisconsin and going big game hunting in Ohio.

And hang out with the people that are going to crush Kasich's anti-union bill? :-)

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Productive people don't have time to search databases of people that are dissatisfied with election results.

Petunia said...

Don't forget Hugh G. Rection!

MadisonMan said...

What will people do? Waste their time, likely.

Alex said...

And hang out with the people that are going to crush Kasich's anti-union bill? :-)

Wishful thinking. Kasich is gonna prevail, idiot.

edutcher said...

Well, it'll provide all the community organizers with plenty of names to intimidate - y'know, camp out at their homes, call their employers, classy stuff like that.

garage mahal said...

I'm shunning the entire state of Wisconsin and going big game hunting in Ohio.

And hang out with the people that are going to crush Kasich's anti-union bill? :-)


Don't hold your breath on it.

There's a big media effort underway to inform the public on Issue 2.

This one may turn out like the Prosser recall.

Fen said...

Punish those who sign.

Good. Goose. Gander.

Lets see how they like being judged by their own standards.

Thorley Winston said...

#1 and #7 are probably the best answers. I probably wouldn’t spend time looking through the database but if I were so inclined, looking for obviously fake names in order to cause the recall effort to fail would be the best reason.

Conserve Liberty said...

Fake Names:

And that old tongue-twister, Connaugh Lindquist.

PSGInfinity said...

For Conservatives / Sane Folks of any stripe): 1,2, or 7.
For Leftists / Libtards: 3 & 4.

edwardroyce said...

I'd search for....

My name.
Bernie Madoff
Ivan Will Ripoff
etc etc etc

Kevin said...

I would do like some public-spirited citizen did with a database of contributors to the campaign for Proposition 8 in California -- create an interactive Google map showing where each petition signer lived.

I'll note that the San Francisco Chronicle put that interactive Google map up on its web page.

A. Shmendrik said...

If I could search a database of signers of the "Recall Scott Walker" petition, I would:

use it to purge mailing lists/marketing databases of unintelligent folks.

Peter Hoh said...

There should be a way for people to check to see if their name is on a petition that they did not sign. The system of signature collection seems ripe for abuse.

Peter Hoh said...

Scott, I'm pretty sure you mean "for."

At least the only google map tied to contributors that I heard about was the one that identified people who contributed to the pro-prop 8 side.

I think creating that map was both a wrong and stupid thing to do, by the way.

Carol_Herman said...

I wonder how many people will sign Scott Walker's name?

Will anybody sign "Kilroy?"

sorepaw said...
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Rob said...

All I know is I didn't sign the blasted petition.