[ALAC] ALS decertification

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Aug 8 15:32:22 UTC 2017

I still don't see the rush, the motivation to expunge.

By all means, maintain active/inactive status for ALSs (for the purposes of
travel eligibility, quorums, etc). But being slow in the purge process is a
Very Good Thing (if it must be done at all).

What is the damage done by maintaining an inactive-but-not-purged list?
(Except, of course, for those who choose and request to be removed)?

One may reasonably conclude that with no resource burden to maintain a list
of inactive ALSs, the primary reason to purge is to minimize the
embarrassment of their presence (that is, of  ALSs that were lured to join
but once here, found it was not what they were told it would be, or were
otherwise unmotivated to participate).

I will continue to maintain that the effort expended to engage ALSs (in
policy and advice development) must be at least as much as the outreach
expended to get them to join. Facilitating a diversity of voices is
pointless if they don't have anything substantive to say once here.

- Evan
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