A note about process
The FAQ is an amazingly important document (questions live and die by the text in it), and we need more opinions than just the regulars. We really do need everyone, preferably everyone who voted in the mod-election, to weigh in. To do that, we'll need to put up some message banners. As we had this election recently, I wanted to give SFers a break on dealing with that, so left this week fallow.
Anyway, the process for the next step of the FAQ-revision process:
- Monday morning, the working-draft answer gets Locked.
- Monday morning, a new Meta question is posted with the text of the working-draft in it.
- A message-banner is posted, linking to the meta-question, asking people for their opinions of the FAQ.
- If we don't have 2/3rds majority, we go back to editing.
- If we do have 2/3rds majority, we close the question and get the Devs to push the change.
- Proposed edits to the FAQ will be done via peer review:
- An answer is posted to the new Question, proposing a textual change.
- It is voted on, and commented.
- Once a positive vote threshold is reached (10? 15?) the text of the change is incorporated into the Question, and the Answer locked (or maybe deleted to remove clutter).
- The following Thursday, the question will be closed.
- A new question will be posted with the full text of the faq, for a poll. "Is this good enough? (y/n)" No more edits will be accepted.
- Another message banner will be posted to get people voting.
- Four days pass, we see the vote. Wash, rinse, repeat as needed (let's hope it isn't).
The alternate is to go Tuesday/Tuesday in order to give people a first-and-last workday to opinionate.
I feel really strongly about a super-majority on this one. As with all votes, the total number of upvotes will be what counts; downvotes will be ignored.