While i was looking for the Prop Specifications (which i could not find) i worked myself through most JISCON
Material and i was quite disappointed especially after finding their Constitution and Bylaws.
here are some things i find questionable
- "The purposes of this group shall be literary and educational, and be accomplished by determining, publishing,
and maintaining a list of the world record holders of the juggling of kinds and numbers of objects. The medium of publication shall be on the Internet,
in a body of information maintained at the JIS, and in such other places as it shall determine. "
The Design of their website is pretty outdated and they don´t seem to puplish anywhere anymore especially not in the social media. Basicly they are just doing a bad job.
- Membership shall be no more than ten nor fewer than three people. The initial members are inducted through the invitation of the JIS. New members may be nominated by their predecessors or by any current member. New members are inducted by majority vote of the membership, or if membership falls below three, new members may be appointed by the President or by a representative of the JIS. Members may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Numbers Committee. All members must have and maintain access to the Internet and access to each other by e-mail. Any member not responding to six consecutive calls for votes will be suspended from the committee. After being informed about this fact by email, the member will be reinstated if they email the committee within four weeks requesting this. If they do not contact the committee within four weeks they will be deemed to have resigned."
This seems pretty intransparent and while i could find a members list i cannot know what their qualifications are or which requirements are necesary.
- The officers of the Numbers Committee shall be President, Secretary, and Treasurer, each having the powers and responsibilities usual to such titles. Other members shall, by seniority, assume the duties of officers unable to carry them out. These officers shall conduct and control the powers, property, and affairs of the Numbers Committee in accordance with the bylaws. Expenditures must be authorized by both the President and the Treasurer. The Treasurer will publish a financial statement of Committee at least annually in the rec.juggling newsgroup. The Secretary will be responsible for the physical maintenance of the list of records on the JIS and their periodic posting to the rec.juggling newsgroup. Officers shall serve for one year.
I cannot find out who are the officers are.
- Any determination not unanimous shall be considered `Disputed', and published as such. Any member not responding to a call for votes within fifteen days will be deemed to be absent from the vote. A quorum must vote for a decision to be made. A quorum shall consist of at least two members or 25% of the committee, whichever is larger.
There are currently 6 members and we can´t know who is how active. It may have been the same two persons making all the decissions this is just another intransparency .
Then i really want to critisize is that there are no protocolsor statements puplished explaining why or why not a record was accepted and which records have been reviewed.
The last thing that makes me sad is that they still stick to the concept of validifying solo club, ring, and ball records and club passing records.
Having said all that i don´t want to dimish the work they did but i believe it either needs to be modernized or closed to be replaced by a new organisation.