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
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
> 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
> 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
> 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,