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Wed 15 Sep 2021 2:11AM

2021 Community Working Group Charter Renewal and Team Elections

MC Matthew Cropp Public Seen by 84

The Community Working Group Operations Team operates on an annual charter, and we recently realized we've been tardy in renewing it, so this thread is for that process and for operations team elections for this year. The flow will be as follows:

  1. I will launch a vote to renew the charter.

  2. Once the charter is renewed, I'll post a check poll to collect the list of social.coop members who would like to be candidates for seats on the Community Working Group Operations Team.

  3. Once we have our list of candidates, I'll post an anonymous approval vote poll to elect the team members to the five seats.

If you would like to review who is on the team currently, as well as the language of the existing team charter, I just updated the wiki page here.

NS

Nick Sellen
Agree
Sun 12 Dec 2021 1:45AM

seems ok! one new person at least (I think?). would enjoy seeing more new faces in these roles in the future...

J

jonny
Agree
Sun 12 Dec 2021 1:45AM

if we need a fifth, i'd be happy to join. looking for a way to get more involved. cooperator in other modalities that would love to see our instance be a bed for experimentation in new community organization tools <3

J

JohnKuti
Agree
Sun 12 Dec 2021 1:45AM

I think it's a good thing that there's one new member out of the four - ideally, there ought to be some turnover in these positions, but also not 100% change.

RH

Richard Hull
Agree
Sun 12 Dec 2021 1:45AM

Looks good to me

MC

Poll Created Sun 12 Dec 2021 1:45AM

Community Working Group Operations Team Election Closed Sun 19 Dec 2021 1:02AM

Outcome
by Matthew Cropp Sun 19 Dec 2021 6:04PM

The appointment of the Community Working Group Operation Team for the coming year is approved. The transition of team members will take place at the next CWG Ops Team monthly meeting.

After checking in with potential candidates, we have four candidates for five seats for the Community Working Group operations team election (I will be stepping off to focus more energy on the finance group). So, I propose we elect the candidates as a slate:

  • Emi Do

  • Matt Noyes

  • Mica Fisher

  • Sam Whited

Voting on the slate will be open for 7 days.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 16 BH LF MC MN NS RH M N ED ES M MF J RD SW J
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 130 DS ST JD CZ F BM NS SH KT C G AM MSC CCC AW SC JD PA RB FSF

16 of 146 people have voted (10%)

ED

emi do
Yes
Sun 3 Oct 2021 10:02PM

I have enjoyed my time on the ops team, and am happy to continue but happy to be replaced! Would love more people in social.coop to get a chance to peer under the hood re: moderation and ideas floating around how to foster community!

MF

Mica Fisher
Yes
Sun 3 Oct 2021 10:02PM

Similar to Matt and Matt, I'm happy to continue in this role or step aside if others want to get more engaged!

SW

Sam Whited
Yes
Sun 3 Oct 2021 10:02PM

Hello, my name is Sam and I would like to become more involved with social.coop. I hope that by serving on one or more committees I can do more to help create an actual community of cooperation than by just putting in a bit of capital once a month. I have limited experience as a moderator in small chat rooms on the XMPP network and a fairly large room on IRC. I hope that this experience can be useful to social.coop, but I also hope that I can learn to become better at resolving disputes by working with social.coop. You can find me at sam@social.coop or at sam@samwhited.com on Snikket or any other XMPP compatible messaging service if you have any questions or would like to get to know me better. Thank you for your consideration!

MN

Matt Noyes
Yes
Sun 3 Oct 2021 10:02PM

I am willing to continue but also happy to be replaced.

MC

Matthew Cropp
Yes
Sun 3 Oct 2021 10:02PM

I am game to continue on the team, but would also be happy to take on another role for the co-op if there is sufficient interest from other members to ensure a full team.

MC

Poll Created Sun 3 Oct 2021 10:02PM

Community Working Group Operations Team (Self-)Nominations Closed Wed 20 Oct 2021 9:02PM

Now that the chater has been reapproved, the next step is to build the list of social.coop members who are willing to serve on the Community Working Group Operations Team for the coming year. If you're interested in throwing your hat in the ring, please respond 'yes' to this poll, and type a short personal statement into your vote comment.

Once we have a list of willing candidates assembled, I'll follow up with an election poll

Results

Results Option Voters
Yes 6 MC MN ED C MF SW
Undecided 138 DS ST JD CZ BH LF F BM NS SH KT C G AM MSC CCC AW SC JD PA

6 of 144 people have voted (4%)

ES

Ed Summers
Agree
Wed 15 Sep 2021 2:16AM

Having a dedicated group of members looking at how the social.coop community is functioning is essential work. While I haven't participated in many meetings/events (yet) I do enjoy seeing them, and they are what make being a social.coop member different from other fediverse instances.

MC

Poll Created Wed 15 Sep 2021 2:16AM

Renew the Community Working Group Operations Team Charter for 1 Year Closed Wed 22 Sep 2021 2:02AM

Please vote on whether to renew the charter of the Community Working Group Operations Team for 1 year from the close of this poll. The existing language of the charter may be viewed on the wiki here.

The only proposed change from the existing version is for team members to be recruited from and elected by the full membership, rather than just the Community Working Group, to ensure we include as many members as possible in the decision.

So, please vote on whether to renew the charter with the above change. If this proposal passes, I will follow up with a poll to recruit candidates for the Operations Team.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 18 BH NS MC JD D LO BMH RH N ED ES M JP AU MF J ZS SW
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 126 DS ST JD CZ LF F BM SH KT C G AM MSC CCC AW SC PA RB FSF SB

18 of 144 people have voted (12%)