[Foundation-l] Steward elections

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 14:48:38 UTC 2007

On 2007.11.13 18:29:47 +0700, Waerth <waerth at asianet.co.th> scribbled 0 lines:
> How about adding Anthere and Angela to the stewards for life group? They
> were the first ones so started it off more or less. And they do know how
> to use the steward buttons. I certainly feel that they deserve that.

This is a terrible idea. We're supposed to be a meritocracy; this suggestion is antithetical to that. Positions like steward and their powers are only supposed to be retained as long as the person is productively making use of them; this suggestion is antithetical to that. "Adminship is no big deal", it's just a mop, etc.; this talk of rewards and who 'deserve's to be steward for life is *really* antithetical to that. This suggestion reminds me of all those failed zombie democracies where they have a president-for-life. "One man, one vote - once."

The only positions of power or respect that should exist among us are those of historical fact - ie. Jimbo will never not be the cofounder, for example.

If ever done, this suggestion to ennoble (if I may) Anthere and Angela would only further contribute to the stratifying of WMF projects.

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