Last night, around 17 new Community Blog posts were published in about ten minutes:
It’s great that people are writing and sharing interviews. I think this is an improvement, since candidates are more engaged with the process. But for someone like me, this is overwhelming. I’m not sure I’ll have a chance to go through all of these, since this cycle’s voting period runs through my semester final exam period too.
I wonder how others may also feel overwhelmed with this information and whether it may put people off from voting. When I know there are detailed interviews available, I feel guilty to cast a vote without reading them, but I have to find time to block off reading 17 consecutive blog posts and then vote.
This is the problem scenario I wanted to share, but I wanted to ask… is there a way we could do this better? Is there a way we could make these elections more interactive? Once upon a time, we talked about doing social media interview hours (4-6 hours of blocked time) where people can ask questions using a hashtag, and candidates could answer directly on a social media platform. This also has flaws (what if someone does not have an account / does not want to make one?), but I wanted to give an example of something we talked about before.
What do you all think? How can we better engage the nominees with the Fedora Community? How can we make the election process more interactive or interesting?