A moderator shares speech: a person can ask for it by raising their hand but the moderator can also ask to someone their opinions. A moderator makes sure that no one talks too much or too little by controlling how long people speak. How can we fairly appoint moderators for a fixed amount of time? I propose here a method to do so.
I. We determine together a maximum time of office, for example the duration devoted to an item on the agenda.
II. One casts one or two dice to appoint a moderator depending on how many people attend the meeting. The throw 1 or 1-1 designates the caster as the moderator, otherwise the n-1th person on the caster’s left will moderate. The number n corresponds to the throw: for a die there are 6 possible results, n being the number written on the die; for two dice there are 36 possible results – i.e. 1-1, 1-2, … 1-6, 2-1, 2-2, … , 5-6 , 6-6 – n being the result’s rank. If you have no dice you can use a coin that you flip several times, then you order the results to obtain n. For example by throwing the piece 3 times you have 8 possible results. If the result is higher than the participant’s number it suffices to throw again.
III. If the moderator resigns or if we reach the maximum term of office, we appoint a new moderator and the former moderator casts the dice.
In addition to raising your hand to speak, you can move your hands over your head to express your agreement or cross your arms in the air to express your disagreement. The moderator can also add other visual signs in addition to these three basic signs.