Forgive me, Community, for not getting back to this discussion before now. I really just didn't know how to go about forming such an advisory board. And still don't. My forte lies more in the creative than the corporate mindset. Ever since Mark suggested the Advisory Board, I felt it was no longer appropriate for me to just add material to Best of EX on my own as I used to do. So I didn't. But I do have the many suggestions that have been presented to me over the past several months (the links to blogs recommended), and will readily pass them on to the Board once it's formed.
Most of the comments on my original blog concerning this feel that a 5 person Board would be an appropriate number with perhaps 4 active Elders and 1 newer active member. Most thought that a rotating board would be a good idea (possibly 2 permanent with 3 rotating).
To summarize some other suggestions:
- Four votes would be required to carry a recommendation in.
- The content should be perused to see if it’s still pertinent/valid, if not archive that which isn't.
- Because the list will get longer and longer over time, the point was made that there should be a limit to the amount of material posted. When the limit is reached, those blogs/discussions would be archived.
- There should be some permanent, non-archivable Bests (glued stickies).
- Perhaps set voting periods (quarterly or once a month), with a limit to the amount of entries.
As Best of EX is no longer under my jurisdiction, I would suggest anyone who is interested in being on the Board, contact Mark to let him know. He's much better at this kind of thing than I.
I apologize for not getting back to this discussion ere now. It’s more than past time for new Best of EX material.
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