विकिपिडिया फाउन्डेसन निर्वाचन/२०२१/प्रश्नोत्तर

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The election ended ३१ अगस्ट २०२१. No more votes will be accepted.
The results were announced on ७ सेप्टेम्बर २०२१. Please consider submitting any feedback regarding the 2021 election on the elections' post analysis page.

२०२१ बोर्ड निर्वाचन
मुख्य पृष्ठ
Voting information
Single Transferable Vote
प्राय सोधिने प्रश्नहरू

बोर्ड निर्वाचन २०२१ मा धेरै सोधिने प्रश्नहरू

बोर्ड निर्वाचनको बारेमा धेरै प्रश्नहरू सोधिँदैछन्। यस पृष्ठमा केहि प्रश्नहरूको उत्तरहरू उपलब्ध छन्। कृपया तपाईसँग अन्य कुनै प्रश्नहरू छन् भने वार्तालाप पृष्ठमा प्रश्न थप्नु सक्नुहुन्छ। यस पृष्ठलाई सुविधाकर्ताहरूले बारम्बार जाँच गर्दछन्। थप जानकारिको लागि तपाईले सुविधा टोलीलाई सम्पर्क गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ।

समय सिमा

बोर्डको बारेमा सामान्य प्रश्नहरू

प्र: बोर्ड के हो?

उ: विकिमिडिया फाउन्डेसन बोर्ड अफ ट्रस्टीले विकिमिडिया फाउन्डेसनको सञ्चालनहरूको निरीक्षण गर्दछ। बोर्ड अफ ट्रस्टी समुदाय तथा सम्बद्ध ट्रस्टीहरू र नियुक्त ट्रस्टीहरू मिलेर बनेको हुन्छ। प्रत्येक ट्रस्टीको कार्यकाल तीन बर्षको हुन्छ। विकिमिडिया योगदानकर्ताहरू र सम्बद्ध संस्थाहरूले समुदाय ट्रस्टीहरू चयनमा भाग लिन सक्दछन्।

प्र: बोर्ड ट्रस्टीहरू को हुन्?

उ: २००८ देखि बोर्डमा दसजना ट्रस्टीहरू थिए। यो संख्या हालसालै हालसालै बढेर १६ जना भएकोको छ। आठ सिटहरू समुदाय तथा सम्बद्ध प्रक्रियाहरू मार्फत चयन गरिएका छन्, जसमध्ये संस्थापक सिटबाट एकजना जिम्मी वेल्स हुन र बाँकी सात सिटहरू बोर्डद्वारा नियुक्त गरिन्छ।

प्र: यस निर्वाचनबाट कति जना ट्रस्टीहरू नियुक्त हुनेछन्?

उ:यस निर्वाचनबाट चार जना ट्रस्टीहरू चयन हुनेछन् र बाँकी चार जना २०२२ मा चयन हुनेछन्। यस वर्ष तीन सिटहरू नविकरण हुनेछन् (जसमा हाल Dariusz Jemielniak, James HeilmanMaría Sefidari रहेका छन्) र एउटा सिटको हालसालको बाइ ल परिवर्तनको नतीजा स्वरूप नयाँ सिर्जित हो।


प्र: के मतदानका लागि योग्य हुन केही आवश्यकताहरू छन्?

उ: हो छन्। चुनाव समितिले योग्यताको मापदण्डहरूको निर्धारण गर्दछ। २०२१ को चुनावको लागि उनीहरूले मापदण्ड तय गरेका छैनन्। धेरै वर्ष अघिदेखि प्रयोगमा आएका मापदण्डहरू बदल्न अपेक्षा गरिएको छैन। २०१७ मा निम्न योग्यताको मापदण्डहरू थिए:

Q: How will the edits be counted for volunteers that contribute to various projects?

A: The rule is: one user, one vote. Your contributions will be counted across all wikis, if it’s your home-wiki or any other.

Q: When will the selected trustees be appointed?

A: The final appointment is expected to happen in September.

Q: What is the Elections Committee and why do they decide on the voting method?

A: The Elections Committee oversees community elections to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees or Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC).The Elections Committee and its predecessors have been around since 2004. The Elections Committee consists of volunteers from the community.

New in 2021

Q: Why has the voting system been changed?

A: A proportional voting system has been discussed for better representation of voters. That’s why it was a topic in the Call for Feedback: Community Board seats. There the best voting method (Condorcet, Schulze, STV) was discussed but no decision was made. The Board passed on the task of determining this method to the Elections Committee.

Q: What voting system did the Election Committee decide on?

A: The Elections Committee chose the Single Transferable Vote method. This voting system allows voters to rank candidates instead of just voting for one candidate. Try this delicious example with desserts. How would you rank your favorite desserts? Maybe like this:

  • Chocolate
  • Cookies
  • Cake

While you prefer chocolate, cake is still delicious. Instead of voting for only chocolate, you have the opportunity to get another dessert in your top 3 if more people voted for cookies or cake than chocolate.

Q: There is a massive outreach campaign this time that has never happened before. Why are you reaching out to community members to vote this time?

A: The Call for Feedback: Community Board seats showed how few people knew about the Board of Trustees. Globally the participation numbers are low – about 9% of eligible voters voted in 2017. Even less in some big communities. It is important to increase participation and representation by sharing the information.

Q: On what base are the 2017 election 10% turnout and the targeted 20% turnout of this year's election calculated?

A: Former Board elections did not have dedicated outreach. Some communities did volunteer outreach and doubled the turnout. Examples are the Ukrainian and Vietnamese Wikipedias. Increasing the global percentage to 20% seems like a good goal.

Q: Why are you directing election efforts only to 550 projects? There are more – about 800!

A: These are all projects estimated to have eligible voters. According to our data, the other projects do not have any eligible voters, as edits are sparse there or they are very young.

Election volunteers

Q: What are Election Volunteers?

A: Election Volunteers are community volunteers supporting the Board elections. They keep their communities informed about things concerning the upcoming Board elections.

Q: Why are Election Volunteers needed?

A: We need more voices from the local communities to participate in elections.

Q: How many hours do Election Volunteers have to dedicate?

A: It is not anticipated to take too much time, we expect about an hour per week, maybe some more during the election itself. Keep in mind though: the Election Volunteer role is similar to other volunteer roles in the Wiki movement. No one determines the number of hours we dedicate to volunteering in the Wiki movement and the Election Volunteer role is like that. It depends on each individual.

Q: How many volunteers are needed for a community or project?

A: More volunteers make lighter work. This is something new so we are hoping for at least one volunteer per community.

Q: What is the duration of this role?

A: This role is active through the selection process until September, when the new trustees are appointed.

Q: Will there be any training for Election Volunteers?

A: We do not think training is needed because Election Volunteers know their communities best, but we are open to consider every request by Election Volunteers. If anything is necessary, ask us.

Q: Will there be a guideline to assist Election Volunteers in their work?

A: The facilitation team will provide best practice suggestions, usage tips for certain types of communication, and <message templates>. If there is anything you think would be helpful, please let us know.

Q: Does it matter that I am able to volunteer more on weekends and not weekdays?

A: Everyone can work within the time that works best for them.

Q: Can I get involved as an Election Volunteer in other projects than I signed up for in the first place?

A: Sure you can! Just register on the table. Please ensure that you have sufficient time and community connection for the projects you choose.

Q: Can I collaborate with other volunteers even if they are not Election Volunteers?

A: Absolutely! Please coordinate with them so you know what is covered.