[Foundation-l] Board election endorsements

Philippe Beaudette philippebeaudette at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 23:38:21 UTC 2007

Several more candidates have just been confirmed and are open for endorsement.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Erik Moeller 
  To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List 
  Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 5:52 PM
  Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Board election endorsements

  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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