This 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.
This email 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.
There is a behavioral guideline on a Wikipedia project:
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,
2) These guidelines should be effectively used and it would be great if the
candidates/contestants read and acknowledge that they will adhere to the
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