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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: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:45:31 -0500
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6453640F-86C0-4132-8FDF-325C75F4F81C@w3.org>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>

On Jun 4, 2014, at 10:44 AM, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com> 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>).
> It would be possible for the team to compile a list of non-voters in the last n elections. It might make sense to reach out to them to ask why.
> Yes, I definitely agree it would be good to know why there is such a low turnout. (I just filed a related Issue in the AC tracker <https://www.w3.org/Member/track/issues/6>).
> -AB
> FWIW, I have had this discussion with folks.  "I'd like to explain why this is important and, that you get a vote why I'd like to convince you to cast it a certain way"  "sold, but I don't know how."
> Now when I approach members - especially new ones - I generally say "Ian Jacobs at W3C can help you, and he's great if you have questions - here's his email" :)

Brian++ ;)


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