Stewards/Elections 2015/Coordination/Banners

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  • Current: Candidates for the 2014 steward elections are asked to submit their nominations by January 28. Nominate yourself, if you are eligible.
    I think we want to remove the year, which is easy "this year's steward elections" or "the steward elections" and we need to work on the Nominate yourself if you are eligible part as we've had multiple times in the past people who thought that this meant any sysop should apply. Maybe something like "You can now nominate yourself if you are eligible" or something. Snowolf How can I help? 20:29, 19 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    Sounds good. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:33, 19 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    I've put my preferred version here under proposed. Let's see if anybody has any opinions on this. Snowolf How can I help? 21:32, 19 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    Is January 28 the deadline every year? If not, that needs to be improved. I've added special:mylanguage to the proposed version below. --Glaisher (talk) 08:57, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    Well, in short, no, but almost. I believe our January elections have used this deadline for years now, however there is nothing to stop a future discussion changing the date, especially if the process gets shortened (as in, if the question period at some point gets killed off, then the date is liable to change. There's also elections not held in January at all, like the second one in 2011 that was held in September. However, the annual elections from 2010 onwards have always had the nomination deadline on January 28. This might change in the future, but do we have any practical way of handling that? I mean, unlike the vote period, I think this is a solid enough number that we can go change them all if we really have to, but if there's a better solution, that's obviously great. Snowolf How can I help? 17:14, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Proposed: Candidates for the steward elections are asked to submit their nominations by January 28. You can now nominate yourself, if you are eligible.
    Comment Comment comfortable to the change to the year being implicit, and if the date changes then we do have to update banners, and that will be a choice of that election committee. It is just a banner, not a policy.  — billinghurst sDrewth
    Well, the date changing means manually updating every translate version, hence why there was a discussion about whether that is likely to happen in the future (in that case, we would be looking at an alternative solution for putting the date in without requiring manual updates to each version) or whether it's pretty safe to just hardcode it. As the date has not changed since 2010, I would say we're safe hardcoding it. Snowolf How can I help? 21:38, 21 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    Sounds good to me. Will surely safe us a lot of work in the next years. -Barras talk 00:59, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done: The wording is now available for translation. Snowolf How can I help? 17:39, 8 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]