On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 04:37:21 -0700
Ray Saintonge <saintonge(a)telus.net> wrote:
Daniel Mayer wrote:
--- Anthere <anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>Just a thought... I think setting up an approval voting
limit at simple
majority to conclude a project is
supported does not strike me as being a consensual
>I think we still need to think better how to
start/decide new projects.
Yes, simple majority is *not* an acceptable level of
support. We work by
consensus here and thus must develop proposals
supermajority of people
support. If only a simple majority supports
then we must go back to
the people who voted against the issue and ask
needs to be done to
change their minds.
A simple majority often gives us a majority of the
A bare simple majority can be a symptom of a divided
community. I don't know if going back to "change their
minds" is the right approach. That as often results in
people digging in their heels. Even "supermajority"
drags in the language of a system based on divisiveness.
The minority needs to be brought into the decision, and
made to feel that they are a part of it irrespective of
their earlier position. It often means that the majority
opinion still needs to be modified.
the type of voting you are talking about involves
millions of people.whether it is
fair or not i will have to
think about.good luck in trying to implement your idea.
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