[WikiEN-l] systemic bias

charles matthews charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Tue May 9 09:44:34 UTC 2006

"Raphael Wegmann" wrote
> Many editors think that numerical supermajority equals
> consensus (it doesn't). Consensus is strictly reached only
> when all concerned have accepted a position.

No, that is 'unanimity'.  Here on Wikipedia this has never been the 
definition used of 'consensus'.  No one voice has a veto, when it comes to 
understanding whether there is a consensus view.

Numerically consensus is something like 80% approval, but of course a purely 
numerical criterion is not useful.


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