Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

WSFS Rules Updated

Thanks to the stellar work of lindadee in slogging through 145 pages of minutes, and cherylmmorgan in getting the wsfs.org web site set up so that it's much easier to update than it used to be, I'm pleased to announce that the WSFS Constitution/Rules Page is now updated with the versions of the official papers current as of August 22, 2016, effective as of the end of the 2016 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II. That includes the current WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules (there were no changes passed to them this year), Resolutions and Rulings of Continuing Effect, the Minutes themselves (a new record for length, breaking last year's record, ouch), and the Business Passed on to next year's Worldcon, which forms the nucleus of the 2017 WSFS Business Meeting Agenda.

It is my hope that from now on, we'll be able to keep this page current, and Worldcons won't have to keep "local" copies of the Official Papers on their own web sites, but will instead be able to point to the WSFS site for the WSFS documents. (The individual convention's site will of course continue to have information about the specifics of that Worldcon's meeting arrangements, but will no longer have to host the rules.) This should lead to WSFS.org being the one-stop-shop for questions about what the organization's rules are. Also, as we find them, we will add documents from past Worldcons and build up the historical archive.

Based on some of the feedback (essentially people wondering why the page wasn't updated the day after Worldcon ended), I anticipate that in the future, as soon as Worldcon is over, the documents from the just-ended year will move to the Archives, and the "Current Year" page will have no documents linked, but will more prominently say something like "The documents as of the end of [Worldcon N/Year] will be published here as soon as they are available."
Tags: business meeting, worldcon, wsfs
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