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RationalWiki:2019 board of trustees election/Nominations

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This is the page to nominate potential board members and for nominees to accept or reject their nomination.

We are electing 3 board members out of the total 6. Nominees are encouraged to read the Guide for board of trustees election before accepting or rejecting a nomination. Campaigning takes place over here.


Any user may nominate any number of users who meet the requirements, including themselves, by {{ping}}-ing that user name in the nominee section and informing that user (manually or with {{BoardNotice}}) on their talk page (talk page notification required). No second is required. Each nominee must accept the nomination or else they will not be eligible during the election.

Nominees may accept a nomination by adding their signature to it. Those who wish to decline nominations should strikeout the nomination with a brief note. Likewise, ineligible nominations should also be struckout.

To nominate, ping their user name and sign (otherwise, {{ping}} won't work) please only nominate one user per edit:

*{{ping|tmtoulouse}} I choose you, Tmtou! ~~~~

If you want, you can then re-edit to remove your signature.

To accept the nomination: Indicate acceptance, delete their signature, sign, and move your username to "approved".

To reject the nomination: Indicate reject-ance, delete their signature, sign, and move your username to "rejected".

If you looking for inspiration on who to nominate you may consult this page or just look at recent changes.


In order for a user to be nominated they must meet certain requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a registered user for 1 year or longer
  • Have 250 edits or more
  • Have at least 1 edit in the last 3 months

The Board meets about once per quarter (or more often, as necessary), usually for one-two hours. Almost all of the business of board takes place over e-mail. Depending on the number of projects and the time of year board members should expect to spend a few hours a month reading, contributing and voting in these e-mail discussions.

Members do have certain powers and duties candidates should be aware of. Membership in the Board means being a corporate director of the RationalMedia Foundation, Inc. In general, corporate directors exercise the highest level of management and control over a corporation and are ultimately responsible for its governance and welfare. They appoint and supervise the Operations Manager, have the final word on the corporation's purpose and goals and ensure that it has adequate resources to carry them out, ensure compliance with the corporation's legal and ethical obligations, approve major expenditures, and respond to significant changes of circumstance in a timely manner. In practice, their job is generally supervisory, as they delegate authority to carry out the corporation's needs to the Operations Manager, who in turn may delegate further authority to his or her staff.

Boardmembers' names will be signed to US state filings and IRS forms, which are both publicly available.

Read more at Guide for board of trustees election.


Nominations are closed.

Didn't respond

Failure to either accept or decline a nomination by the deadline counts as a declination.



  • @Spriggina I don't have time to serve on the board, although I appreciate the nomination. Spriggina (razgovor) (doprinosi) @ 00:43, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Ikanreed I'd like to, but with some important upcoming life events, can't promise I'll have a reasonable amount of time or energy. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 03:25, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Avida Dollars former Mod (I've still got the parka) but, as ever, not into Foundation matters, even if there's a Seldon crisis. Avida Dollarsher again 10:51, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @D Not doing Skype sorry. — Dysk (contribs) 12:41, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @RoninMacbeth I am still not prepared for this task. Someday, perhaps. But not now. Either way, I am humbled that I was thought worthy, even if I disagree. RoninMacbeth (talk) 15:20, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @BabyLuigiOnFire I'm simply not active enough to warrant a position for mod. I should be active here more often though, so I should make a change with that. БaбyЛuigiOнФire🚓(T|C) 03:35, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @RWRW Thanks for the nom, but I don't think being a Board Member is for me. --RWRW (talk) 00:10, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Anna Livia Busy elsewhere in the wikiverse (collective years 'a lot'). Anna Livia (talk) 17:22, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Brxbrx - I've got enough to worry about, but thank you for what I'm sure was a good faith gesture made for the benefit of RationalWiki and not for stirring the pot</s>-"Shut up, Brx." 05:55, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Rationalzombie94 - Too busy with discord and my YouTube channel. Also, I don't feel ready for the task. --Rationalzombie94 (talk) 13:18, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @AMassiveGayI dunno what day it is half the time AMassiveGay (talk)
  • @Shabidoo - Haven't been around enough recently to know what's what. ShabiDOO 00:19, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Oxyaena The recent Morris business has convinced me not to run, for obvious reasons. Oxyaena Harass 16:05, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Ace McWicked Long term user, would be an asset to the board. (talk) 22:50, 8 July 2019 (UTC) declined
  • @RobSmith Retiring to spend more time with family. nobsI'm all yea'res 01:20, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Bongolian Preferring to remain anonymous for now. Bongolian (talk) 01:46, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @DiamondDisc1 Thank you @Bongolian, but I am not active enough for this role. -DιαμοπdDιςc1(talk) 17:09, 28 July 2019 (UTC)