Dear friends of Offline
I received this email today (it would have been lovely to be given a
LITTLE BIT more head up).
To make it short (if you are not interested in reading what is below),
there is a call for question to ask for the candidates to the board of
I was invited to a private forum, where I can post questions asked by UG
members. Then up or down vote questions. Deadline for submission and
vote is June 17
So... if you have any question you would like to propose to ask to the
candidates to answer, please send them now (either to the list, or to me
-------- Message transféré --------
Sujet : Ask questions for the 2022 Board candidates to answer
Date : Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:56:53 +0300
De : Mervat Salman <msalman-ctr(a)wikimedia.org>
Pour : fdevouard(a)gmail.com
Copie à : Tila Cappelletto (WMF) <tcappelletto-ctr(a)wikimedia.org>
Dear Representative of Wikimedians for Offline Wikis,
I am reaching out to you as you have been nominated to represent your
affiliate in the Board of Trustees election voting. Affiliates have the
opportunity to ask questions to the Board candidates. The process has
now been decided by the Board Selection Task Force and Elections Committee.
The process will use the new Movement Strategy Forum
<https://forum.movement-strategy.org/>, based on the open-source
platform Discourse <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discourse_(software)>.
The great thing about Discourse is messages can be automatically
translated by users into their preferred language. In a separate email,
we are sending you an invitation to join a private
the MS Forum. In this private space, all affiliate representatives can
propose questions and vote on them easily. You will use your Wikimedia
account to log in, there is no need to create a new account and password.
You will propose questions in this category. Then everyone will vote on
questions you would like the candidates to answer. The top 15 questions
will be selected. Candidates will have 3 days to post their answers in
the same private space. After these 3 days, the category will become
public and everyone will be welcome to read the candidates’ answers.
If you prefer not to join this process to propose questions on the
Forum, you can send us your questions via email. If you want to vote on
questions, then we kindly ask you to log in to have all the votes in one
Here are the dates to remember:
June 10 - 17: Deadline to propose questions and vote on the questions
June 18 - 21: Candidates answer questions
June 22: Answers to questions are made public
The Elections Committee will oversee the process, supported by the
Movement Strategy and Governance team. MSG will check that the questions
are clear, there are no duplicates, no typos, etc. In the same private
category there will be a place to inform you about these changes, and
also to help you with technical matters if needed.
If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please write
back to me.
*Mervat Salman (She/Her)*
Movement Strategy and Governance Facilitator