Suggested re-ordering and additions
The style guideline approval process starts with discussion and then moves to voting where the choices are Approval, Conditional, Disapproval. After reading the process, I had these thoughts on changes to this guideline template:
- Putting the Discussion section directly after the table, might help people see that discussion comes first before voting.
- A field indicating the opening date for voting might also help people with when to start voting.
- Suggest adding a section for "Conditional" votes to the voting options, to include instruction for where to put conditions (i.e., specified changes).
I thought about just going in and making these changes, but wanted to discuss first given the proposed guidelines already in place.
Great thoughts, Alison. I also had been thinking about this, but decided to sit on it until we got around to having a more official policy. See my table idea at my dev page. The idea is that whilst a guideline is in discussion, only the orange table is shown, with the date voting would open in the header. When voting opens, a facilitator or suggester changes the section to the three voting areas. I think this would be easier and less error prone than cutting and pasting as the proposal goes through the stages. What do you think?
I was waiting to make the suggestions also. I figured you already had something in the works. The Council didn't have time at their meeting earlier this month to review the policy for approval. Their notes indicate that they will do so by special meeting. Hopefully that will be soon.
The colored tables will work well. Look forward to trying out the signature templates. I like the difference in shading btwn the title and rows, but I think they're generally too dark. The colored links don't display well in some spots. I suggest using lighter shades but keeping the difference in shading. Just my opinion.
Yeah, I don't like the darkness, either. Atm it doesn't fit with the "energy level" of the colours already in use. I was mostly just experimenting with Inkscape as a method of choosing which colours to pair together. When it's time to adjust the template for the approved policy, I'll choose new ones.
Also, do you think there's a reason the templates would be too complicated?
I'm not very experienced with this kind of process in a wiki, so I don't have a sense of what's too complicated. I use and help teens implement google forms for collecting opinions and votes from a small group. We use it quite successfully. I guess the key is that the user interface is simple.