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tmcmaster
02-10-2010, 06:04 PM
http://www.petitiononline.com/kcbs2010/petition.html

moocow
02-10-2010, 06:35 PM
Great Idea and lets keep it going! I have heard from a board member that the board responds more to e-mails rather than petitions. just an FYI! I think we should do both!

Rich Parker
02-10-2010, 06:59 PM
Petition has been signed

Rookie'48
02-10-2010, 08:19 PM
Signed!

tmcmaster
02-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Great Idea and lets keep it going! I have heard from a board member that the board responds more to e-mails rather than petitions. just an FYI! I think we should do both!
I agree, but if we have both...

ThomEmery
02-11-2010, 07:13 AM
8 signatures Come on Guys

Jeff Hughes
02-11-2010, 07:42 AM
signed

TRS
02-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Signed.

Divemaster
02-11-2010, 08:28 AM
Up to 15 now...

Could it be that many of the Brethren just don't look in this section?

moocow
02-11-2010, 08:31 AM
Up to 15 now...

Could it be that many of the Brethren just don't look in this section?
Could we post a reminder or a bump in other sections? Would that be against the rules? Could a MOD help us with that!

Jorge
02-11-2010, 08:41 AM
Could we post a reminder or a bump in other sections? Would that be against the rules? Could a MOD help us with that!

It needs to remain within the competition forum.

tmcmaster
02-11-2010, 09:24 AM
There is also a button on the petition page to share it on FaceBook or Digg or other social networking sites. Anyone can share it...

bbqbull
02-11-2010, 09:31 AM
I signed it!

monty3777
02-11-2010, 03:19 PM
My hope is that this petition will also help Brethren figure out the folks who actually want the Board to be accountable to the masses - and those who use accountability as a club to beat people over the head with. Thanks - because this will be a good reference tool for future conversations about the BOD.

VGuilford
02-11-2010, 03:23 PM
Number 22

Denver Dave
02-11-2010, 04:21 PM
Signed

tmcmaster
02-12-2010, 07:55 AM
31... and BUMP.

ThomEmery
02-12-2010, 08:07 AM
This will help guys take two min and get er done

tmcmaster
02-14-2010, 07:04 AM
Bump

tmcmaster
02-15-2010, 11:11 PM
bump

Merl
03-11-2010, 08:15 AM
The Board passed the motion to place an electronic recording of the Meeting of the Board on the KCBS members only section of the web site.

File will be sent to MMA today for posting. (Don't know what the time factor will be.)

Thank you to all who took an interest in this issue.

Merl

moocow
03-11-2010, 11:53 AM
This is great, Thanks!

tmcmaster
03-11-2010, 10:00 PM
Fantastic news!!!

Rookie'48
03-14-2010, 11:20 PM
This is great news and I want to thank all of the BoD members who voted in favor of it. Most of all I want to thank all those who made their feelings known to the BoD, either by petition or e-mail. this proves that YOU can make a difference!

ThomEmery
03-15-2010, 07:16 AM
The question about a KCBS Forum
one BoD member said last week
"Do you realize if we have a forum you will have to answer their questions?"

tmcmaster
03-16-2010, 12:15 AM
The question about a KCBS Forum
one BoD member said last week
"Do you realize if we have a forum you will have to answer their questions?"
Who said it? I want to make sure I do NOT vote for them again... :boxing:

Merl
03-17-2010, 09:10 AM
Update:
I was not able to get to MMA the meeting recording until yesterday. (The file is huge.) MMA hopes to have the recording online by this weekend, if no problems or the beginning of the week. Sorry we had to work out some technical issues. I expect the meetings to be posted quickly after this.
Merl

tmcmaster
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Update:
I was not able to get to MMA the meeting recording until yesterday. (The file is huge.) MMA hopes to have the recording online by this weekend, if no problems or the beginning of the week. Sorry we had to work out some technical issues. I expect the meetings to be posted quickly after this.
Merl
Thanks Merl!! But, in all honesty, getting up this quickly is still pretty outstanding, given that it was the first one...
Kudos!:clap2:

Merl
03-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Thanks Merl!! But, in all honesty, getting up this quickly is still pretty outstanding, given that it was the first one...
Kudos!:clap2:

I just received word that the mp3 is up and available to all members. Instructions are being posted in the news section and the mp3 file is in the resources section under downloads. (I think)
Merl

Jorge
03-18-2010, 10:04 AM
Merl, who is picking up the bill for the bandwidth? KCBS or MMA?

Merl
03-18-2010, 10:13 AM
Jorge,
we use and independent web provider, Garry Howard, so I guess, (but don't know) that it would be KCBS. MMA manages it.
You might ask Carolyn.
Merl

Rich Parker
03-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks Merl! I just downloaded the file and will listen to it tomorrow at work.

CivilWarBBQ
03-31-2010, 05:56 AM
Interesting recording.

I believe the motion to institute an official KCBS forum was rejected because the proposal was not fully fleshed out. An initiative of this magnitude (make no mistake - it would dramatically alter the culture of KCBS for many members) must be completely documented with the needs of all the stakeholders considered and dealt with in black and white.

The comment by the board member above was legitimate. It isn't realistic to think that a motion proposing that "I've got some people lined up to handle moderation" would pass. I believe that a formal proposal including multiple software bids, a defined committee structure to handle moderation and methodology to present community concerns voiced on the forum to BoD members would have a serious chance to succeed.

Perhaps the place to begin would be to define the goals for a forum committee and move to create such a committee to prepare a detailed proposal for the Board to vote on at a later date. A more open and inclusive process for choosing a solution, defining policy and managing the flow of official information via a forum might succeed where the "I've got the answer" approach failed to garner enough support to pass.