Five proposed goals
Finally found some time to take a stab at all three. Hopefully they will help.
Thanks, Randomran. A few comments:
If you were to order these movement priorities, where do you think increased financing ranks?
What exactly is "community conflict"? It seems like conflict is an inherent part of any deliberative process. Perhaps the focus should be on hostility or stagnation? If stagnation, do you think this could fall under the "Encourage innovation" goal?
Truthfully, I have no idea about financing. I know it's a concern that some people have raised. And then there are people who say "don't worry, things are fine". I also don't know how much it would cost to fuel some of these initiatives. I really don't know.
As for community conflict, you raise a good point. We need to be specific. If I had to break it down:
- Debate is good, conflict is natural. It helps us figure out what's best.
- Conflict is bad when it becomes hostile (e.g.: personal attacks) or stubborn (e.g.: no interest in actually building a consensus).
- The community does a decent job of dealing with hostility, although it looks like they often look the other way for active contributors.
- The community is worse at dealing with stubbornness. (According to the survey.)
- Stubborn control of articles seems to drive off new users, and otherwise frustrate all but the most "dedicated" volunteers.
- Stubborn control/filibustering of policy limits the community's ability to adapt and respond to content and behavioral trends.
When I distilled it down, I said "reduce conflict and hostility". But obviously something got lost in the translation.
I incorporated the goals you suggested into the other priorities. I made finance an explicit part of operations, and I incorporated some notes on community health in the two participation priorities. I removed the quality goal you added, as I think that's covered implicitly by the theory of change and the reach and participation priorities.