Is there any way you can contact WikiTree Policy makers rather than G2G?

+9 votes
While G2G is a good place to put forward ideas and ask  for help, it does have very serious limitations.  For example, a question that is asked, has 50 people who  say look at it.  That represents 0.0148% of WikiTree members.  Then you have no idea as to who the lookers are.  This is next to no one.

Another way would be, I suppose,  to take a punt and ask a leader direct and hope you get a fair hearing.  In this way you are at the mercy of the person you contact as to whether your idea get past on or discretely buried.

I feel there needs to be a transparent path of communication to the top. Where you can be certain that you will be heard and receive a detailed response, after you have been considered.
in Policy and Style by Athol Henry G2G6 (7.9k points)
Even if it's only viewed by 0.0148% of WikiTree members, a discussion on G2G is far more transparent -- and gets a much larger audience -- than a discussion carried out via private email. And if the question is worded and tagged appropriately, the people most  involved with the relevant policy are almost sure to among that 0.0148%. If you want to make sure they see it, post on their profiles to alert them to your question.

1 Answer

+5 votes
I believe most of the leaders do look at a large % of the posts.  But they might not show up as views as you can read at least the first paragraph of a question by doing a mouse-over on the title.  So make your titles provocative and your first paragraph interesting.  Though I know I do skip a lot of the "can you help me find John Smith's middle name" sort of questions unless I'm interested in the Smith surname or just feel like trying something different.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (410k points)
An interesting point of view.  Thank you. You say "Provocative."  Now that changes my direction considerably, as I was under the impression that you had to be very politically correct, toe the line and except the rigidity of the structure.

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