[Foundation-l] foundation-l Digest, Vol 79, Issue 65

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 13:28:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> The fact that nobody informed the "losers" that they had lost wins
> definitely not the price for best practices. I know for a fact that the
> person involved in the election process has been suggested to do so. People
> do appreciate a word of thanks for being a candidate and a good loser.
> As far as I know only winners have been announced. It is not clear even to
> participants in the election how many votes they got.  A thick veil of
> secrecy hung over this election. I was warned that by posting my candidacy I
> might no longer be eligible ...
> So yes, there is room for improvement in the procedure. In the end good
> people were elected. People with a long track record in our movement. As far
> as I am concerned all is well that ends well. <grin> it could have been
> better </grin>
> Thanks,
>      GerardM

You were warned that making your candidacy public would render you
ineligible for election? That seems... highly strange, and at odds
with the Wikimedia culture that chapters are supposed to support. Can
you elaborate on what happened?


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