2011 Second Board Candidate Chat Transcript and First Follow-Up Questions

As stated in yesterday’s second and final Board candidate chat, we are now sharing the responses to the first batch of overflow questions. The chat ended with questions pending — both those submitted live by chat attendees, and a queue of emailed questions submitted by OTW members, volunteers, and staff that had grown throughout the live chat period. Those questions are being delivered in batches to the candidates, and they are being asked to submit answers within twenty-four hours of each email so that those responses can be publicly posted. The emphasis in these responses is on immediate answers rather than polished essays, and as previously, candidates were also asked to keep to the question topics.

You can read those questions and answers here, on the OTW Elections website. Answers are listed in the order they were received, and any responses that are received after the deadline will be added to that page as soon as possible, with any post-publication changes noted.

We have also posted the transcript to the chat, both as a screenshot and as text, available here on the Elections website. We’re also happy to announce again that thanks to the hard work of a volunteer, we have a digest version of the chat transcript available as well. The text is heavily edited, and includes only the questions and answers.

The second batch of questions has now been sent to candidates; answers will be posted for public review in approximately 24 hours. (Edited to add specifics: Questions submitted to candidates at 00:30/12:30am UTC 28 October 2011; answers due before 00:30/12:30am UTC 29 October 2011.)