Andrew Wafaa wrote:
Purple with pink spots!
I am completely confused as to what on earth is going on here. Trying to play catch-up on this thread after being on holiday and various travel, my immediate comment is WTF! Since when are we *expected* to express personal opinions?
Isn't that the whole reason someone offers to and is elected for board membership? His or her person?
I genuinely am at a loss for words at the fact that pitch forks are being sharpened because personal opinions haven't been shared.
Umm, in my understanding this thread is about whether it should be expected/permitted/encouraged for board members to share their votes with the community. To enable "trust is good, control is better".
As with all bikeshedding the thread has been derailed over minutiae that have almost no bearing on the topic. There's nothing wrong with disagreeing, in fact it's healthy; the problem to me is that we're not being constructive.
Proposal - add something like this to our guidelines -
* an active board member is encouraged to share his or her vote on any topic with the community whenever he or she feels it is appropriate or desirable. In particular when asked to do so by the community.