Re: Gergely and Wouter: on the need of becoming a DPL
Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 07:33:06AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> writes:
> > > I will try to be a DPL who will care a bit less about the letter
> > > of the constitution or the letter of the social contract, than
> > > about the people and the job that needs doing.
> > The above (and the rest of your message) doesn't give any specifics of
> > what you plan to *do* as DPL, though.
> No, because (as I've said before) there is no detailed plan.
As I've said before, “what will you do” doesn't request that you lay out
Saying what you will care about doesn't tell us anything about what you
will *do*. Saying what you will focus on doesn't tell us what you will
> I honestly don't see what more I could tell you, without making up
> examples. I do *not* want to do that, because that will always be
> contrived and missing the point.
You say that you feel you can do better. That's an entirely subjective
statement, of course. We're asking what you will *do*, so we can better
know what you mean by “do better”. In particular, what you will do.
Naturally, that involves speculation about future possibilities. Surely,
though, a DPL candidate can be expected to have some degree of foresight
as to typical *specific* situations and how they would respond
differently from other candidates.
That's what is being requested – in my framing of the question, anyway.
> What more do you want? There is nothing more to say than that.
Perhaps that's the most informative answer. Thank you.
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