is something I have been thinking about for some time. This
June–July we will see a couple of elections/selections. I think wherever
a voting is in process, an effective canvassing/promotion policy should be there.
We may need to notify our friend Wikimedians about our candidacy, that
is understandable, but there should be behavioral guidelines on what is
appropriate and what is inappropriate promotion/canvassing.
thread is about the process, and I won't mention any specific example,
however during every election/committee formation we see different
votestacking attempts and efforts. In such a situation there is a possibility that
if a candidate has many social media or contacts and friends (Wimimedian),
they will end up getting more votes than someone who entirely relied on
their nomination and performance.
I don't think this is globally applicable, and I am note sure if we have one global policy.
1) We can work on "Canvassing guidelines", discussing appropriateness, inappropriateness etc.
These guidelines should be effectively used and it would be great if
the candidates/contestants read and acknowledge that they will adhere to the