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Re: How to reach AC Newbies and why is there such a Large "Silent Majority"? [Was: Re: Don't disclose election results]

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:47:02 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jeMG69krRYj7er9YhUUT9bsvCXvA5AMuaV5Er4B2k_q3w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Cc: public-w3process@w3.org, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
On Jun 6, 2014 12:24 AM, "Jeff Jaffe" <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
>
>
> On 6/4/2014 9:06 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
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>> On 04/06/2014 14:57 , Arthur Barstow wrote:
>>>
>>> On 6/4/14 8:03 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Maybe we should do some AC training. When I ran for TAG I was
>>>> surprised at how many reps wrote to say "I'd like to vote for you but
>>>> I don't understand how".
>>>
>>>
>>> Oh dear. That's really {s,b}ad. The closest thing I know about related
>>> to AC Newbies is <https://www.w3.org/wiki/AdvisoryCommittee/NewbieInfo>.
>>> If there is some additional info that should be added, please do update
>>> that doc or send me the details and I'll be happy to update it. That
>>> said, perhaps there are better ways/medium to reach Newbies (f.ex. a
>>> 5-10 minute video that address the issue you raise as well as other AC
>>> Newbie FAQs). (I just filed a related issue in the AC tracker
>>> <https://www.w3.org/Member/track/issues/7>).
>>
>>
>> I'd add to the wiki but I couldn't get a sense for what wasn't working
for them — I sent some instructions in the hope that something would happen.
>>
>> Voting is basically clicking on a link in an email that comes to you,
then ticking someone's name and hitting Submit.
>>
>> I guess there could be several reasons (possibly mixed):
>>
>>   • Email never got read, is lost somewhere in Inbox/Trash.
>>   • Rep does not know about http://w3.org/Member/, etc.
>>   • Lost password
>>   • Confused by WBS UI (I think it's pretty readable, but it's old
school so might confuse some?)
>>   • Laziness (could figure out how to do but would rather be told)
>
>
> I would add a few others:
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> * AC rep does not know any of the candidates well.
> * AC rep is from a small company that participates in W3C for one focused
reason and does not care much about the broader topics usually discussed at
the AB.
>
I'd like to add, as I've mentioned, another possible reason is the ACs
position in the company does not make them in a position to care about some
things and to them most of this is noise.  My company is international, by
no measure small - because of what we do our AC would likely be a gate
keeper of non technical nature who mostly cares about ip agreements or
something.  The reason i keep reiterating this is because i don't think it
is uncommon and it may be effective to allow ACs to delegate some roles.
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