On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 5:29 AM, Justin W. Flory <jflory7(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Now that the elections are closer, I had questions to add to the
questionnaire, but the period is already over; I propose combining
questionnaire / nomination periods and making the campaign and voting
periods separate for future elections.
I had specific questions to add for Mindshare since Mindshare is
discussed more often now and some people in the community are likely now
learning about it for the first time.
This led me to believe that the way the election cycles are structured
now might put off people from participating inadvertently. If I'm
somewhat current on what's happening and feel this way, I believe it's
likely others who aren't as current may face the same experience.
My proposal for a new cycle is:
1. Questionnaire / nomination period: 3 weeks
As far as I remember the discussion we had when solving
ticket, one of the
concerns was to have the Questionnaire completed before we start with
the nomination period to let candidates know what they have to answer
before they nominate. I do not mean I am opposed to the proposal to
change this, I am just bringing this for consideration to be more
consistent with our decisions.
2. Campaign period: 2 weeks
3. Voting period: 2 weeks
Before formalizing this as a ticket, I wanted to bring it up for
discussion on the mailing list. Does the separation of the nomination /
campaign period make sense? Is it something worth trying?
From my point of view, the Campaign period has never worked. I rarely
saw any activity from candidates side to promote them self. The period
was typically used to put together answers on questions from
Questionnaire and publish these as an interview. So, I am not sure
whether the separation of the nomination and campaign period helps
somehow. If the campaign will be based just on the
interview/questionnaire, as it is now, then we can perhaps shrink this
period to just one week.
Thanks for your time!
Justin W. Flory
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