Council 2018 Issue #2: Degrees of Professionalization

The second issue tackled by the 2018 Community Consultation on the Future of Global Voices was Degrees of Professionalization.

Read the full issue paper: Community Council Issue Paper 2: Degrees of Professionalization

We ask: Should inclusiveness continue to be our primary value with regard to the composition of our community? Or should we require contributors to have higher levels of proficiency and specific types of knowledge in order to participate?

Members of the council were encouraged to read the issue paper and discuss it on our private mailing list, which received many long, thoughtful replies on the subject. We also held two group video chats where the issues were discussed.

This page serves as an archive for the results of the D21 poll that finished our deliberation on this issue. 

You can review the full poll results for Issue #2 right on the D21 platform.

You can also download the results for Issue #2 as a PDF.

114 council members voted in this poll.

The results for each poll question are shown below. Each voter was able to use both “for” and “against” votes, to indicate which options they were most and least in favor of. The results allow us to see both what is popular and what is controversial.

Which of these values are the most important elements of a future GV participation model?

For you, what defines a meaningful contribution to Global Voices?

In your ideal vision for GV, which roles do you think are most important?

Which roles would you most like to have with Global Voices?

Which model of participation in Global Voices most appeals to you?

NOTE: You can review the proposed models at the end of Community Council Issue Paper 2: Degrees of Professionalization

Demographic questions for Poll #2