Key points of Loomio use (best practice)
Two things struck me when checking out Loomio, the first was how important this context box would be. To get the right idea through to people in order for them to give valuable feedback this will have to be very carefully worded and as short a summary as possible. In the introduction video they included a description of the proposal and the outcomes expected if the proposal is passed etc... ie potential action items.
The second is the meanings of the categories of responses, it will be very important for us to keep in touch with what the responses signify ie the examples are:
Agree: “I agree with this and want it to go ahead.”
Abstain: “I am happy for the group to decide without me.”
Disagree: “I think we can probably do better.”
Block: “I have strong objections to this proposal and am not OK with it going ahead.”
This is a good summary and I suggest we put together a little 'info graphic' if you will on how we expect people to use this forum as it may help it from going off the rails.
I Propose we create a reference or guide for the proposals to follow and for people to use to help them frame their proposals as best they can.