On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 23:38 -0500, inode0 wrote:
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM, Mathieu Bridon
> On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 23:36 +0530, Ankur Sinha wrote:
>> Please remove your answers for the time being. We'll post all of them up
>> on May 23-24 as the time line lists (May 23-24: Questionnaire
>> responses posted to the wiki prior to the first town hall)
> I don't understand that. Why would it hurt to have more time to read the
> answers from the candidates?
I think there was some confusion here but we have handled the
questionnaires both ways in the past. Generally people seem to feel it
is more fair to post all the answers at once so those who submit
answers later than others don't benefit from reading the answers given
by other candidates before they submit their own answers. There are
arguments both ways.
Right, one could say that those who actually commit to answering fast
1. more time they can devote to their role if they are elected
2. already thought quite a lot about the problem before they were even
asked the question
Both seem like the mark of a strong candidate to me, whereas waiting for
the other ones instead seems like leveling down to the common
Anyway, it doesn't matter that much, if people are happy the way it is.
> The current process is that even though some answers are
> early, we still have to wait for a while, and then we must read them all
> in one day if we want to have a more interesting townhall where we don't
> just ask the same questions again because we didn't have time to read
> the answers.
The answers posted were not to the questionnaire if I understand, they
were answers to questions asked of candidates by FAmSCo as part of the
nomination process and they aren't being removed.
I know, which is why I changed the subject of the email and replied
exclusively to the sentence that I quoted from Ankur's email where he
said that answers to the questionnaire must not be posted before the
officially blessed time.