On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:40 AM, Justin W. Flory <jflory7(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/18/2017 11:35 PM, Alberto Rodriguez Sanchez wrote:
> We are looking feedback and voting the ideas listed below:
> * *Voting badge:* Not only improve voter participation also helps with
> metrics about elections.
> * *Nominee "**Ask Me Anything!**" (AMA)*: Basically is a questions and
> answers session over social networks (like reddit and other platforms).
> Please refer to the ticket [2
>] for more information and
> don't forget vote :)
Thanks for your patience on a reply and thanks for starting this thread,
Alberto! I'm also CCing Jan to this thread as the election wrangler (not
sure if he is subscribed to the list or not).
## Voting badge
I love the idea of a voting badge, especially if we take the Nuancier
approach. For anyone reading, Nuancier is the tool used for the
supplementary wallpapers every release. Nuancier waits until a user
submits votes on wallpapers, and then gives them a claim URL for the
badge. This approach would work well for elections too since it doesn't
connect a FAS account to voting preference or any public data.
The next question I ask is whether this should be a new badge for every
round of elections or just one universal badge for all elections. I
prefer a new badge for every election, but ensuring there is a process
to update the election app for this every election is important.
I am OK with a dedicated badge for every election cycle. However
,instead of using the Nuancier way of claiming badge I would
personally prefer having a check box in the election app saying
whether a voter would like to receive a badge or not and then get the
badge automatically by the voting app, if a voter requested so. It
will do the same job and it is IMO more simple solution that Nuancier
## Nominee AMAs
Since members of the Fedora community have moderator privileges Reddit's
/r/Fedora, I like the idea of running this. Jan needs to confirm if this
is possible for this round or not.
I think this change needs more time to communicate and a date should
have been set before the first election announcement. I prefer waiting
for F29 to try this, but it doesn't mean we can't get a system in place now.
I am not using Reddit nor Twitter and I am a poor user of social media
in general. As such it is difficult for me to judge how this will help
with the election awareness. Personally I would prefer discussion with
nominees on the commblog at pages with interviews. It does not mean I
am against the social media use, I just do not know what overhead
(moderation, making sure questions are answered, etc.) it brings and
whether there will be any measurable benefit.
Justin W. Flory
Platform & Fedora Program Manager
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkynova 99/71, 612 45 Brno, Czech Republic