[Foundation-l] board candidacies

Anthere anthere9 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 11 17:32:18 UTC 2006

Anthony wrote:
> On 8/10/06, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I sincerely hope that the international and cross project community
>>will get organized and vote on this election, so as to balance the
>>natural weight of the English Wikipedia and make sure that the person
>>elected on the board has the skills necessary to the position.Whether
>>they are or not from the English Wikipedia is indeed, irrelevant.
> If it's irrelevant, then why is it being brought up?
> With only one seat up for grabs, I don't really think it matters what
> project the board member winds up spending most of his or her time on.
> As for whether or not they speak English, I frankly don't think it's
> possible for someone who doesn't read and write English well to be an
> effective board member - unless maybe they have the money to hire
> their own personal translator.
> Anthony

I agree the future board member must be able to speak english. That's an 
obvious requirement.

By the point of my initial comment (But for Arno, absolutely all 
discussion pages for board candidacies on the english wikipedia) is

... we have meta, as the central place to meet together. Once a 
candidate publish his discussion page on a specific project, it somehow 
reduce the number of questions given by participants from other 
projects. It also reduces readability greatly, when the page mentionned 
in the talk page of the user, where a multiplicity of questions, 
relevant or not relevant to the elections also stand. It also prevents 
translation. And finally, it raises the question of whether the 
candidate even know what meta is.


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