[Foundation-l] Steward Elections 2010 in full swing (with tldr stats)

James Alexander jamesofur at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 21:35:31 UTC 2010

oh wow, apologies for the stupid grammar mistakes, most importantly if you
don't want another one of these in a week or so you should probably tell me
No instead of "know".

James Alexander
james.alexander at rochester.edu
jamesofur at gmail.com
100 gmail invites and no one to give them to :( let me know if you want one

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:20 PM, James Alexander <jamesofur at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm sure most of you have seen the Central Notice already (and hopefully
> clicked through) but for those who haven't, or keep putting it off the
> steward elections (and confirmations) are in full swing and will continue
> until 23:59 (UTC) on February 28th 2010. The elections can be found here<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2010>
> .
> You can see manually updated statistics (similar to Pathoschilds last year
> with examples of oppose reasons etc) at Stewards/elections_2010/Statistics<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2010/Statistics>as well as an automatic tool at
> http://toolserver.org/~stewardbots/elections.php<http://toolserver.org/%7Estewardbots/elections.php>.
> As for a "brief" summary without looking at the link:
> The stated requirements for election are: at least 30 supporting votes and
> an 80% support percentage (and of course approval of the Board of Directors.
> So far we have 8 candidates well into the passing zone (above 90%) :
> Dferg (98.2%)
> Wutsje (98.1%)
> Jyothis (97.2%)
> Mercy (97.2%)
> J.delanoy (96.3%)
> Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt (96%)
> Avraham/Avi (94.6%)
> All 8 have minimal opposes but those that are opposing are generally doing
> so with complaints that they are "career" wiki(p/m)edians and/or have to
> many hats and power. There is also one person who has opposed all candidates
> (because he does not like the open voting).
> We also 2 candidates currently between 80 and 85%:
> Mentifisto at 84.1%
> Annabel at 82.1%
> Mentifisto has gone down a bit recently with complaints about past
> interactions and "setting himself up" for the position. Annabel has also
> gone down more recently with most of the opposes complaining about a lack of
> recent activity.
> There are three candidates between 70 and 80% (not currently passing):
> Jamesofur 74.2%
> EivindJ 74.1%
> Billinghurst 73.8%
> All three candidates have been moving around the 70-78% range a fair bit
> over the past couple days and both EivindJ and Jamesofur have a large amount
> of Neutral votes mostly expressing similar opinions to the opposes.
> The biggest concerns for Jamesofur are for a lack of experience sprinkled
> with some concerns about languages and a lack of edits.
> Most of the opposition for EivindJ is a lack of activity and worry that
> that would continue if selected as a steward.
> Billinghurst started strongly but has fallen down amid concerns about
> language skills and cross wiki activity.
> There is one candidate (Carkuni) who is currently at about 66.7% and has
> support because of their Japanese language skills but has had significant
> opposition for a lack of cross wiki activity. After Carkuni there is an
> enormous drop off with 2 candidates at 30-35%, 2 in the 15-20% range and the
> rest sub 10% (with 7 still at 0%).
> The current steward confirmations<http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stewards/confirm/2010>are also ongoing and while I haven't been collecting complete stats about
> that they have been getting a significant amount of comments and discussion.
> So far there are at least 4-5 stewards where there is discussion about
> whether they should be removed for inactivity (with some believing that
> those who are still trusted should retain the tools and others wanting to
> remove them if they aren't being used.)
> Unless everyone is already bored out of their mind and tells me know I'll
> send out another update along these lines in a week or so to show how it is
> progressing. While I'm obviously kind of biased in the matter I encourage
> everyone who hasn't done so yet to consider researching the candidates and
> expressing your opinions so that we can get as many opinions as possible for
> everyone running.
> User:Jamesofur
> James Alexander
> james.alexander at rochester.edu
> jamesofur at gmail.com
> 100 gmail invites and no one to give them to :( let me know if you want one
> :)

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