[Foundation-l] Board election endorsements
philippebeaudette at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 03:36:46 UTC 2007
Endorsements are now open for all candidates. Any endorsements for candidates who do not confirm are, of course, contingent upon confirmation.
----- Original Message -----
From: Florence Devouard
To: foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Board election endorsements
Well, this is not disastrous. Surely, this can be flexible. Either get
24-48 hours more, or put the endorsement on the talk page until they are
confirmed, or endorsement could be open but candidate labelled non
I'll tell you... I think that whatever the little mistakes, the current
situation looks good; Is that due to the endorsement ? I dunno, but this
year, we only have "serious" (real) candidates. I also think there is a
very active questionning of the candidates, and this is fabulous. A
unique opportunity to see where the current board is not very good :-)
All in all, I find the situation rather positive. Do not worry about
bureaucracy. I do not think any candidate will be left aside because of
a short deadline for endorsement.
Robert Leverington 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.
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