On Dec 3, 2:13 pm, Michael Peel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> I believe most people would want to be a "friend" rather than a > >> "member", > > > At this point, you're just guessing. The lists of people interested in > > being guarantor and supporting members were pretty similar in length. > > If this is indeed the case, then once we have a "friend" level of > membership (hopefully after the AGM, subject to it being approved), > most people will sign up for that, which sorts out your problem.
I very much echo everything that people have said on it and I'm glad there is such a consensus (even if not yet unanimity!) on this. I don't think the Board should refuse membership to those that want it just because the numbers reach a certain level. I hope the Membership Rules that are finally adopted are drafted to prevent any future Board unilaterally doing this and I hope the AGM votes to entrench these rules when we meet early next year. On the other hand, I could see quite a few people wanting to sign up as a friend/supporter and not a member. The wikipedia projects allow people to keep their anonymity, and many might want not to disclose their name and residential address to the chapter. I hope we can come up with some kind of accommodation for people like this - letting them support and get involved in the chapter without having to become a member. Andrew _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l