I think we all know the substance of this topic and have known for quite some time. Everyone may call the procedure whatever suits her/him best.
Regards Thyge - Sir48 2017-08-23 16:32 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>: > On 23 August 2017 at 12:32, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote: > > On 23/08/2017 00:33, Andy Mabbett wrote: > >> > >> > >> By definition, no, it is not. "An election is a formal group > >> decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to > >> hold public office." In this case the choice of who holds office is > >> made by the board, not the community who "vote". At best it's a > >> nomination process. > >> > > > > Let's go with the broader definition from (en) Wiktionary - "A process of > > choosing ... or other representatives by popular vote.", or even beyond > the > > first sentence from en Wikipedia - "To elect means "to choose or make a > > decision", and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are > > referred to as elections, especially in the United States.". > > The community does not chose the representatives. It merely makes > *non-binding* recommendations. > > The choice - as to whether *or not* to accept them - rests entirely > with the board. > > -- > Andy Mabbett > @pigsonthewing > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>