Hi Chris, Thanks for offering your feedback on the process and expressing your confusion. Please feel free to use the talk page you feel is most appropriate.
If you have feedback in general about the process or general topics relating to the Call for Feedback, I would suggest using the Call for Feedback the talk page.  If you have feedback relating to the specific ideas discussed within the Board, please use the related pages linked from the Call for Feedback page.  Please let me know if I did not answer your question. Best, Jackie  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Call_for_feedback:_Community_Board_seats  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Call_for_feedback:_Community_Board_seats#Ideas_discussed_within_the_Board -- *Jackie Koerner* *she/her* Communication Facilitator, Board Governance *English language communities and Meta* ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021 21:29:32 +0000 From: Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> To: Wikimedia Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Feedback: Community Board seats and February 2 office hours Message-ID: <cafche1ptru-+6swslipc1z4ddwjpepmbgx3cxngomcb4xgu...@mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" I have to say the more I look at the 'options' we are asked to feed back on, the more confused I get. So far as I can see there are options relating to: 1) whether there should be elections a) to the Board itself, b) to a "selection committee" that will nominate Board members, or c) not at all 2) if there is a 'selection committee', should it review candidates a) before an election or b) after an election; c) should the selection itself be c) appointed or d) elected 3) if there is an election, what voting system should it use and should seats be reserved for particular groups (using quotas). For what it's worth, my personal view is that anything other than having community-selected Board members elected by the community is going to be a disaster. But I'm not entirely sure which one of the many talk pages that feedback should go on. Thanks, Chris On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 8:01 PM Jackie Koerner <jkoerner-...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello all, > > I am reaching out because the Call for Feedback for the > community-and-affiliate board seats officially began today and runs through > March 14.  We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback. > With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing > multiple conversations with multiple groups in multiple languages. > > On February 2 we have three options for office hours.  > > 2021-02-02 at 12:00 UTC > 2021-02-02 at 18:00 UTC > 2021-02-02 at 23:00 UTC > > Access links will be available 15 minutes before each session. > > Please let me know if you would like to schedule another time for your > community or group to provide feedback. > > I look forward to hearing from you. > > Best, > > Jackie > > -- > *Jackie Koerner* > > *she/her* > Communication Facilitator, Board Governance > *English language communities and Meta* > >  > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Call_for_feedback:_Community_Board_seats >  > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Call_for_feedback:_Community_Board_seats/Conversations/2021-02-02_-_First_Office_Hour > ___________________________
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