Declassify old csm communications (CSM)

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  • Title: Declassify old csm communications
  • Raised by: mazzilliu
  • Submission Date: 10 February 2011
  • Issue ID: ???


right now there is a lot of csm communication that goes on 'behind closed doors' so to speak, when it happens in e-mail exchanges and internal CSM forums. currently there is no mechanism to 'declassify' any csm communications, aside from meeting minutes that happen during the iceland summits only.

since the subject matter communicated between CSM and CCP end up public knowledge within a few months, then the private communications that happened should be declassified within a few months too.

this proposal is retroactive for all past CSM 5 communications(the CSM1-4 internal forums have almost zero CCP input so I'm not going to try to debate releasing someone else's communications), and the only parts of it that should be censored are materials that remain NDA, personal information(such as telephone numbers). no other alterations should be allowed.

the purpose for the proposal is to have more csm accountability and give the public insight into the process that happens between the csm and ccp- this can help future CSMs be more effective in their position, and also give accountability for individual CSM members which is currently lacking- as very few things in the minutes are attributed to individuals.

Potential Solutions[edit]

as for the mechanics of how it works, i think the csm is going to have to work closely with someone in CCP who has the ability to edit the forums, and need to get the individual devs that made the posts on the csm forums to sign off on "ok this can be published" otherwise the post will need to be labeled as NDA.


  • More transparency for the CSM


  • Might increase information fed to bots by displaying more information in the same amount of vertical space.

Relevant Forum Threads[edit]

Meeting Minutes[edit]