[Tagging] Accepted or rejected?

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 11:50:33 UTC 2015


No, I think it means what it says. Or at least, I think we have
treated it that way for a long while.

When there is very low interest (i.e. very few votes) - which is
pretty common - then even one dissenting vote is enough to make us
step back and think again, whereas if there are enough votes to make
"majority approval" a meaningful concept (I admit that 15 is a low
number for quorum) then we accept that there will always be some
disagreement, and so we use majority rather than unanimity.

This is how I interpret it. I'm not saying it's the best rule of thumb
out there. I'd say there's no point changing it in small ways - no-one
likes the tag voting system, and overhaul would be better than slight

Anyway, it is only a rule of thumb!


2015-03-14 11:24 GMT+00:00 Jan van Bekkum <jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com>:
> The guideline to determine if a proposal is accepted is
> A rule of thumb for "enough support" is 8 unanimous approval votes or 15
> total votes with a majority approval, but other factors may also be
> considered (such as whether a feature is already in use).
> This sounds a bit strange to me: a proposal with 8 approval votes and 1
> decline would be rejected, while one with 8 approval votes and 7 declines
> would be accepted.
> I suppose that this is what was intended:
> "enough support" is 8 approval votes on a total of 14 votes or less and a
> majority approval otherwise.
> Regards,
> Jan
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