Policy approved by Council -- next steps?

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Congratulations to WE Workgroups, our Policy for Community Workgroups was approved by Council on 13 September 2009.

Now we can refer to our very own policy to determine next steps: instructions for activating a new policy.

But before we do that, I suggest we address the new comments under "Questioning the use of Official":

  • have we been overzealous in our policy making; is the policy more prescriptive than it needs to be?
  • should we try revising with the goal of moving the tone from prescriptive to encouraging?
  • does the policy require steps that could be included as recommended, or even left out altogether?
  • should we implement a recognition program for policies that make the extra effort to become community-wide WE policies?

Thoughts on how we can address Kim's and Jesse's comments? Any thing else we should add into our "next steps" pile?

ASnieckus (talk)10:04, 19 September 2009

I've been thinking about the policy vs. guideline distinction (just read the almost all of the discussion, and there's a lot, on this topic on the WP policies and guidelines discussion page -- lots of issues I'd not considered).

I wonder if what we've created combines policy statements (i.e., members must do this) with guidelines for how to get it done. So a solution would be to create a strict (in the sense that nothing else is included) policy statement with a link to a guidelines or help page for suggestions on how to do it.

Just a thought.

ASnieckus (talk)13:52, 21 September 2009