Weird Gloop elections
Weird Gloop board elections are the process by which Weird Gloop Limited board members are nominated, voted on, and appointed. Elections will be held once a year in the winter, with the appointments taking place early in the new year.
The Weird Gloop member elections process is modelled on the Wikimedia Foundation board elections.
Please read Weird Gloop Board for a list of current board members and a description of the board and its responsibilities.
Currently, nine seats are appointed by election. These are apportioned as follows:
- Three positions reserved for the RuneScape Wiki
- Three positions reserved for the Old School RuneScape Wiki
- Two administrative positions (currently held by the co-founders)
- One position reserved for the Brazilian Portuguese RuneScape Wiki
Elected members serve terms of one year. Members can re-nominate themselves after their term ends, if they wish - there are no term limits. At the board's discretion, Weird Gloop may increase the number of elected members (in the event the company hosts additional wikis), and the board reserves the right to appoint up to two outside members that are not subject to elections.
Emergency elections will not be held unless more than two members step down or are unable to serve at their post, and elections are more than four months away. Ultimately the decision for whether an emergency election is required will be made by the remaining members.
Some elected members may serve much longer terms in order to not have to continually re-authorise bank account access and other administrative duties. This will be done with community consensus.
- Not blocked on any Weird Gloop wiki currently
- Not a bot account
- Have made 100 edits total and 10 edits in the three month period preceding the beginning of voting
Voters may only vote once, regardless of how many accounts they have.
Current and former Weird Gloop members and contractors are also allowed to vote, as are election committee members and verified Jagex staff. Banned users cannot vote.
- Not blocked on any Weird Gloop wiki currently
- Cannot be a member of the election committee, a paid contractor or employee of Weird Gloop, or a Jagex staff member
- Must be 'of sufficiently sound character', i.e.:
- Must not have committed a serious crime or any crime involving dishonesty or deception
- Must not have been removed from a position at a non-profit organisation or other company due to mismanagement or misconduct
- Background checks may be performed to check this.
- Must be at least 18 years old and of legal age in their home country and/or country of residence.
- A reliable way to be contacted, i.e., a personal email address.
Submitting your nomination
You will need to submit the following by 15 February, by sending them to electionsweirdgloop.org
- Which group (RuneScape Wiki or Old School RuneScape Wiki or Brazilian Portuguese RuneScape Wiki) you are submitting your nomination for -- you may only nominate yourself for a single position
- A short statement (at most 200 words) about yourself and your reasons for running
- A brief summary (at most 200 words) about your work on the Weird Gloop wikis (including before the fork, if applicable)
- A brief summary (at most 200 words) about other work - relevant experience, such as other volunteering, work in other communities or similar
Your submission's receipt will be acknowledged. Please contact us if you do not receive a response.
- The page for the election is posted on 4 February.
- Candidates will be able to submit until 15 February. The list of candidates will be updated as submissions are made.
- On 15 February, candidate submissions will be published.
- From 15 February to 26 February, voters will be able to submit questions to the candidates.
- Candidates should answer these questions during this time.
- On 26 February, voting will open.
- On 12 March (2 weeks later), voting will close.
- Votes will then be checked, and the results will be announced on or around 12 March.
Voting is conducted via the SecurePoll extension. This extension allows a user to vote at any time from open to close of the election, and to change their vote by re-completing the ballot (at any point within the same timeframe).
Voting for candidates within an individual wiki group uses a ranked-choice method (specifically, the Schulze method). All candidates for that wiki group's positions will be listed, and voters can enter numerical rankings for those candidates. Rankings are specific to individual wiki groups, e.g., rankings for the RuneScape wiki and the Old School RuneScape Wiki would be independent. Candidates should be evaluated based on their connection to the wiki that they want to represent.
The elected candidates will be the three candidates with the highest aggregate preference (according to the Schulze method) from RuneScape Wiki, the three candidates with the highest aggregate preference from the Old School RuneScape Wiki, and the candidate with the highest aggregate preference from the Brazilian Portuguese RuneScape Wiki.
Anonymised and time-randomised ballots will be made public at the end of the election, as well as a statistical summary of votes.