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Invited Expert edges

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:08:36 -0400
Message-ID: <CACsW8eGaNgSWs1Po8GamwRyNDKcfAkVxwobNQMOVuty+XR3vRQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-w3process <public-w3process@w3.org>
Normal members can easily visit the W3 home page [1], scroll to the
bottom, and click Member-only Home [2]. Helpless souls can click Get
Member Account [3]. That [3] has a link to Participate [4].

That page you actually want (W3C »  Participate »  Groups »
Instructions for non-Members (Invited Experts) [5]) isn't obviously
reachable from the top of Participate [4].

If you manage to get to (W3C » Participate » Groups [6]), it's linked
from a right-sidebar under How to join * Member Employees *  Invited
Experts [5]

Alternatively, from [4], if you jump to the bottom:
> Questions About Participation? [7]
> Please consult the W3C Participation FAQ for answers to questions such as:
> Can I participate "as an individual" in a W3C Group?

sort of works.

>From Participate [4], at the bottom, Public Accounts * My Account [8]
will take you to your account...

But you can't get from there to a dbwg view [9]. In fact, I can't find
any particularly good way to get to a dbwg view as an IE. One thing I
long for is to get to my account [8] from dbwg [9] as well as the

If you're an IE, and you somehow manage to get to a dbwg view [9], WBS
[10] takes you to an error page.

Also, if you as an IE have been invited to finalize joining [11],
those items don't show up your your profile [8]. I'm told this might
be fixable...

The other fairly stale edge as an IE is FAQ | Community and Business
Groups [12]:

> Prior to Community Groups, W3C did not maintain affiliation information for Invited Experts;
> those accounts are simply noted as being non-Member accounts.
> However, for Community Groups, in the interest of transparency about the source of contributions to a Specification,
> we are requiring people with Invited Expert accounts to update their affiliation information.
> In the near future,
** near future **
> people will be able to update their accounts themselves (and maintain accurate information as affiliations change).
> However, as of the August 2011 launch, we do not have that tool in place and so the W3C staff is processing affiliation changes.
> There may be a delay of at most 1 day before your request is processed.

The launch was 4 years ago...

Anyway, if someone could please add me as an IE to all the places
where I'm a CG member (e.g. here), I'd appreciate it :)

[1] http://www.w3.org/
[2] http://www.w3.org/Member/
[3] https://www.w3.org/accounts/request
[4] http://www.w3.org/participate/
[5] http://www.w3.org/2004/08/invexp
[6] https://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities
[7] www.w3.org/participate/faq
[8] https://www.w3.org/users/myprofile
[9] https://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=43696&public=1&order=org
[10] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/
[11] https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/.../join
[12] https://www.w3.org/community/about/faq/#i-am-already-an-invited-expert-in-a-working-group-why-do-i-need-to-update-my-account
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