There are 36 hours remaining for nominations for the affiliate-selected
seats. Self-nominations are allowed.
The two existing chapter appointed board members, Patricio Lorente and
Alice Wiegand, are currently the only candidates, which will save a lot of
volunteer time in the selection process. ;-)
However more candidates would be good, as the original call for candidates
"The chapters and thematic organizations wish to appoint two excellent
board members and believe this can best be achieved by selecting from a
large number of varied and skilled candidates.
Therefore, the chapters and thematic organizations call for nominations by
everyone who believes they or someone they know would be suitable.
This call for candidates should be distributed as widely as possible
through such forums as mailing lists, village pumps, and blogs."
There is one bid from Asia, being Bali.
Honestly the bid doesnt look a winning bid, .. yet?
The first problem I see is the team doesnt appear to have anyone
living in Bali. I am not sure that can be fixed, as I am not aware of
many (regular) Wikipedians on Bali - I know of a few expats who
support Wikipedia and they edit infrequently, but I doubt they would
be keen to be part of a conference organisation team.
Other issues that can be fixed are lack of details regarding venue,
program and budget.
See also the talk page:
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The examples include 24 hour Wikipedia editing drive...
I dont think anyone has ever done a 24-hour editing drive.
Ive been thinking about a wikidata editathon, where competitors edit as
many times as possible in a fixed period of time,. And/Or a minimum number
of edits per hour, and the winner is whoever keeps editing for the longests
number of hours.
Ideally it is done in a monitored environment in order to allow a Guiness
record to be established.
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