The evaluation process is one of the strongest checks that the community has towards the leaders of our clan. It is the duty of our members to publically scrutinize our leaders when needed to determine thier worthiness for thier rank.
Please note, these are my own views on how the evaluation process should be treated. They may not reflect the leadership's views, but I believe these are expectations we all should consider regardless of the rules.
This said, we the members have a responsibility to use it appropriately. Our administration takes time yo undergo these evaluation process. We should help them make a constructive yse of this period. While not spelled out within the rules, a responsible use of this system inludes the consideration of three principles.
What do I know about the evaluee?
As in the case with promotions, I should know about the character and personality of the evaluee before asking questions. If I don't know them, I can talk to them on the forums or teamspeak to get to know them. My best understanding of people in this clan come from when I gamed with them; it later helped me evaluate them.
What should I ask them?
If we have the knowledge to ask questions, then comes the question of what. While there are many questions that apply to leadership, we have different interaction with each evaluee. We should use these experiences to tailor our question to each specific evaluee. Additionally, knowing what rank the evaluee is promoting to should influence our questions as the role of each general is different. No rank or evaluee are the same thing, so OD is benefited when we help our evaluee as best we can.
How should I ask my questions?
With both the knowledge and the questions to ask, we need to be aware of how we ask. The evaluee's responses are on display for the whole clan to judge. We should not be using the evaluation period to embarrass the evaluee, whether intentionally or not. If you need knowledge on a specific event, talk to the evaluee privately. Prioritize tailored questions to each evaluee. Try to avoid repeating previously asked questions. . Remember that people can interpret a lack of an answer as an answer. If asking multiple questions, pick ones specific to the evaluee. And above all, be polite and respectful.
These are what I do before I comment on evaluations. I hope these help people use this awesome tool we have.
Again, please note, these are my own views on how the evaluation process should be treated. They may not reflect the leadership's views, but I believe these are expectations we all should consider regardless of the rules.