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Re: Invited Expert edges

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:40:01 +0200
To: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Cc: public-w3process <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.x3xsszwzsvvqwp@gillie.local>

Hi Josh,

Thanks for the comments!
I'll look to see how this can be improved.

Coralie

On Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:08:36 +0200, timeless <timeless@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> reverse.
>
> 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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