Argh. I think I picked a bad time to look at it (that's what I get for procrastinating). I'm not seeing anywhere I can smoothly add that in. I'm going to try again tomorrow, but in the mean time, why don't you have a go at it? I was thinking that the "recognising a need" section might be a good place, as well.
OK, I fussed around with the wording to integrate into the previous text the idea that we can start with a discussion and don't need a fully formed guideline to start the process. I ended up moving the rationale from the "Discussion period" section to the "Recognizing a need" section. I was pretty detailed in the "Creating a proposal" section (listing the sections that can be left blank) -- might be too much.
See what you think.
Also, I thought we should mention need to post a new proposed guideline to the main WE list in the "Creating a proposal" section (given reference to this in the "Discussion period" section), so I added that. I'm thinking that this could be done by suggester or facilitator? or should we say any member can do this?
Good work with the rewrite! According to what is in the draft policy, a new proposal would be announced by either the suggester or a facilitator. I wouldn't want to prevent another member from doing it, but I wouldn't want to encourage it because the member may not know all the appropriate information to include in the announcement, and would be unlikely to recognise a need to create a digest announcement (when more than one proposal needs it). A facilitator would recognise the need for a digest and know all the important info, whilst the suggester would know all the info and announcing his own proposal would alleviate the need for digest announcements. What do you think?