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Re: discretion & the issue tracker (was Re: discretion in adding issues)

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 15:46:04 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80806050746q1c93428ay6abd2f857de5b586@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, www-archive@w3.org, "Robert Burns" <rob@robburns.com>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>

Hi all,
Why can't there be a 'proposal tracker' implemented that is open to
anyone in the working group to add proposals to, via a form perhaps
that asks for certain information about the proposal, so it can then
be evaluated and debated by WG members?

It could also provide a mechanism whereby WG members could 'vote' for
the proposal to be moved to the raised section of the issue tracker,
thereby providing a process for raising issues. something like this is
in place in the editors "inbox" interface:
  http://www.whatwg.org/issues/ (be aware if you are only able to use
internet exploerer then you won't be able to access this), but this is
outside of the W3C/HTML WG process and at the whim of the editor it

Such a mechanism should reduce any feeling of disenfranchisement that
individual members may feel and provide and provide a clear route and
repository for the many ideas that get lost in the mailing list at

I for one would be happy to be a part of a "proposals task force" to
monitor and maintain this.

How problematic would it be to set up a duplicate of the current issue tracker?

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