[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (Key:designation)

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Wed Mar 2 23:29:38 GMT 2011

On 03/02/2011 05:01 PM, Richard Mann wrote:

> I reckon the voting is running at about 24000&  a handful for, and a
> handful against.

Oh, come on.  If you’re going to count every element tagged with 
designation=* as a “vote for” you really ought to count every element 
*not* tagged with designation=* as a vote against.  Both cases are 
obviously silly.

At best you could count the number of users who have applied this tag 
using the values described on the page, which is guaranteed to be less 
than 24000.

> Comments alongside the votes are more useful than the
> votes, really.

I wonder if we might do well to move from a voting system to a 
“veto-based” system like the one which seems to do well for Musicbrainz. 
[1] Since it requires a (subjective) good reason for a veto, it might be 
better than the simple yes/no.  On the negative, it allows anyone to 
hold up forever any idea that they don’t like.

—Alex Mauer “hawke”

1. http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Request_For_Veto#Process_for_Idea_Champions

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