> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:51:25 -0400
> From: aleksey.bilo...@gmail.com
> To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections
> My two cents: no, no, no, absolutely not, by all means no, never.
> I am strongly, strongly, strongly opposed to such a move. The chapters
> already elect two members of the Board, and that's quite enough. When it
> comes to matters concerning strategic direction chapters are the movement
> equivalent of a political interest group. The Board is the entity
> ultimately responsible for the funding reigns, and I strongly suspect that
> such a move, *especially given the weakness of community response in
> elections*, would immediately result in an influx of "chapter junkies" who
> will vote as a nearly-united political bloc for whatever candidate promises
> a freer flow of money.
> The ramifications would be immediate. This is absolutely the wrongest
> possible direction to go in.

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