Perhaps we can agree it is, properly, a *nomination by community
election* process, and lay this thread to rest. :)

    A.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:01 AM Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote:

> On 23/08/2017 15:32, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > On 23 August 2017 at 12:32, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
>
> The winners are still the chosen representatives of the community even
> if the existing board were not to appoint them to the board for whatever
> reasons or none, there were still an election.
>
> In the 13 years and 10 elections that has taken place, all the winners
> has been appointed by the way as far as I can tell, why the focus on
> that one word? Maybe feedback or suggestion to the overall process [1]
> would be more useful?
>
> Katie
>
> [1]:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Post_mortem
>
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