I think there are some risks we are not allowed to
take, because their
consequences will backfire on all projects.
True. But the least of all possible negative consequences is a temporary
loss of reputation. On the other hand, it is also one of the most
frequently cited reasons against something like Wikinews.
The failure of one solution worked along consensus
making should not
orient us in making further decisions without at least trying to seek
I have tried to do this on Wikinews - the current proposal is very
different from what I originally suggested. Consensus seeking is good.
Forcing it, requiring it, as the only way forward, is not.
I am glad to hear that any further projects or rules
you will propose
will not be voted on simple majority rule. I was not asking for more.
The rules for starting new projects have to be ultimately defined by the
board. This is one of the decisions which are clearly within the board's
authority and mission. Whatever rules the board agrees on - in consensus
or through a vote -, I will naturally respect. I hope that the Wikinews
proposal will serve as a lesson for defining these rules.