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Re: [council] GNSO Website

  • To: William Drake <william.drake@xxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Website
  • From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 10:23:29 +0200
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Thanks for some excellent suggestions Bill, which I think should be carried 
over into the Prague session on the site if there is one so that a list of 
enjoying site improvements can be worked on.

Stéphane Van Gelder
Directeur Général / General manager
INDOM Group NBT France
Head of Domain Operations
Group NBT

Le 28 mai 2012 à 10:17, William Drake a écrit :

> On May 28, 2012, at 8:59 AM, <KnobenW@xxxxxxxxxx> <KnobenW@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Even your picture looks so fresh, Stéphane...
> I find it kind of scary, but then as a small child I was afraid of 
> clowns…[kidding]
> The site is of course an improvement, many thanks. At the same time, one 
> could argue some further tweaks might be merited.  Just off the top of my 
> head over morning coffee, a few thoughts for consideration:
> 1.  Looking at the descriptions of the SGs and constituencies, one can't help 
> note that there significant asymmetries in style and substance.  Some don't 
> really tell the visitor much about about what the group in question actually 
> does or what its driving priorities are.  Perhaps it'd make sense to have 
> those groups do their own texts within some defined patterns for conformity?  
> 2.  I also wonder why only two of four have behavioral standards listed: for 
> Rgy these are: "The behavioral expectations of all RySG members, Interest 
> Groups and participants include adhering to ICANN Bylaws and Policies; 
> supporting the consensus model; treating others with dignity, respect, 
> courtesy, and civility; listening attentively to understand others; acting 
> with honesty, sincerity, and integrity; and maintaining community good 
> standing."
> NGSC is apparently singularly in need enough to require an enumerated list: 
> The NCSG is committed to the following:
>       • Nondiscriminatory and impartial application of rules.
>       • Transparency
>       • Service standards for elected officers.
>       • Standards of member behavior.
>       • Equality of participation.
>       • Encourage Consensus.
> No similar language for Rgr or CSG.
> As the same standards should be applicable to all groups, why not list these 
> once at http://gnso.icann.org/about/stakeholder-groups.htm
> and focus the remaining texts on descriptions provided by the groups 
> themselves?
> 3.  While the other three SGs follow a pictorial template of ExCom, 
> Councilors, NGSG's is an odd mishmash that intermingles the two in a single 
> column, apparently to additionally show internal details like committee 
> assignments.  Not clear that's necessary and we couldn't be organized like 
> the others.
> 4.  NCUC's page is out of date, as Konstantinos has stepped down as chair 
> since he took a job with ISOC.  Our Interim Chair is now David Cake.  And the 
> correct URL to point to is www.ncuc.org 
> 5.  The how to participate page http://gnso.icann.org/about/participation.htm 
> could start off by being clearer about joining a constituency/SG as logical 
> and preferred starting point, with links to how.  The link on how to form a 
> new one could be grouped with that.  The only mention of the GA is as a 
> listserv at http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/index.htm.  Perhaps 
> understandable given the prevalence of troll content etc, but it does exist 
> and one can't help wondering whether it should be left in its current state.
> 6.  Would it be useful to have dedicated spaces on the home page for total 
> newbies that lead to a step by step walk through of GNSO, how it fits in 
> ICANN, how PDPs work, "so you're attending your first ICANN meeting," etc?  
> Similarly, and further to the diffuse outreach discussions going on in 
> various places, perhaps something similar related to people for developing 
> countries who want to know more and might want to participant could be useful…
> Just a few cents,
> Cheers
> Bill

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