[Foundation-l] Board election endorsements

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Mon Jun 18 22:52:44 UTC 2007

I agree that removing and prohibiting endorsements before a candidate
has been confirmed is unnecessary; if the candidate is not confirmed
for some reason, those endorsements could simply have been ignored. At
the very least, the endorsement period needs to be extended by a few

On 6/18/07, Robert Leverington <lcarsdata at googlemail.com> wrote:
> The fact that candidates cannot be endorsed until they have been
> confirmed is entirely wrong. As it is there is already little time for
> endorsements (especially for the later candidates) as endorsement is
> closed AT THE SAME TIME AS candidate presentations close and the
> confirmation is just making less and less time. It is also unfair that
> simply because a member of staff is not in the office candidates are
> unable to receive endorsements even though they have submitted there
> identity confirmation (although I do not resent Cary taking a day of
> vacation which he is entitled to).
> This years elections have been full of unnecessary bureaucracy.
> Especially in the attitude of the election committee. Therefore I
> propose that next year (or this year in fact as the current elections
> are a complete shambles) that there is a clear time line to make it
> fair for all candidates. I outline it here:
> * Candidate presentations and chance to ask questions
> * Endorsements and chance to ask questions
> * Vote
> None of these should overlap and if possible there should be a gap
> between them as an amnesty.
> Thank you for taking time to read this letter.
> --
> Robert
> http://roberthl.wikitest.co.uk/
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