That would imply taking more responsibility in community and
international events both online & offline to develop the "biodata"
and become reasonably well known. On the other hand, English Wikipedia
initiatives finds lack of volunteers.

If anyone wants my vote, I'd like to see some online action. I'm not
going to vote for anyone just because he is Indian.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 1:19 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 Ravi
>
> On 9 June 2015 at 19:03, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <rsrikant...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Totally agree with Ravi.
>> We should groom more stewards and GAC/FDC members. That will help prepare
>> a potential candidate (for board elections) for greater roles within the
>> movement. It also will help build credibility.
>> All the best for those who plan to stand in 2017. You're acid test starts
>> now itself.
>>
>> On 09-Jun-2015 2:55 pm, "Ravishankar" <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> //Having least number of eligible voter among the community was a major
>>> challenge to the Indic candidates. Mean time in future indic community
>>> support is mostly important.//
>>>
>>> We are missing the larger perspective here.
>>>
>>> All three winning candidates and others who lost closely did not get
>>> those votes because they came from some specific global region or promised
>>> to do something if elected.
>>>
>>> They got those votes for what they have already accomplished in the
>>> Wikimedia movement.
>>>
>>> Even if there are more eligible voters from India, one cannot assume they
>>> will all vote for candidates from India because ultimately Wikimedia
>>> ecosystem values meritocracy. All candidates from India have got more votes
>>> than the number of eligible voters from India. So, it shows that the world
>>> is willing to vote for us if we project the right candidates.
>>>
>>> For any candidate, if this is the first time the world is hearing about
>>> her or him with no proven track record in the movement, the chances of
>>> getting selected is zero.
>>>
>>> Diversity based on gender, region is good but that cannot occur over
>>> night.
>>>
>>> Only 2 out of 36 stewards are from India. Why don't we groom more
>>> stewards?
>>>
>>> Why don't we get engaged in various organizational activities like GAC,
>>> IEG, Wikimania scholarship committee, AffCom, FDC? Even having experience in
>>> the local chapter is valued.
>>>
>>> Why don't we try to get consistent visibility by attending and adding
>>> value to various movement related events like Wikimania, Wikimedia
>>> Conference, GLAM conference and Wikimedia Hackathon?
>>>
>>> Why don't we expand our contributions beyond our own language communities
>>> and get involved in more national and international activities? One could
>>> even simply start by organizing Wiki Loves Earth like contests in India.
>>>
>>> We already do have many such contributors and should encourage to contest
>>> next time.
>>>
>>> We need to bring more eminent contributors from FOSS movements to
>>> Wikimedia and Wikimedians should expand their contributions in other like
>>> minded initiatives.
>>>
>>> If someone hopes to get selected for 2017 elections, they better start
>>> working now at least.
>>>
>>> All the best :)
>>>
>>> Ravi
>>>
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