[Tagging] Accepted or rejected?

Kotya Karapetyan kotya.lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 10:53:30 UTC 2015


Though Bryce introduced the "abstain" option with a nice pictogram :) I
don't remember seeing it used in any proposals. Therefore currently there
is no mathematical difference. Therefore I suggest that you just change the
rule from "74 % approval" to "not more than 25 % objection". Since we are
in the process of discussing abandoning the approval process all together,
we can revisit the numbers. But since you seem to have a strong opinion and
sound reasoning, I'd just implement the change you suggest now and wait for
someone to tell you why it's a bad idea.


On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <
dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2015-03-18 21:05 GMT+01:00 Kotya Karapetyan <kotya.lists at gmail.com>:
>> Do we have abstention possible at all? The voting system currently only
>> implements "yes" and "no":
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Template:Vote.
>> If we had abstention, I would have rather counted it as non-supporting. A
>> proposal where people don't care or object is not a good one IMO.
>> However, I wouldn't mind changing it, since, as it is, there would be no
>> difference. To not re-vote this change, let's accept it first, and then we
>> can improve it further.
> Yes, we do have abstentions, basically everything that is neither a "yes"
> nor a "no" is an abstention. I'd prefer to not count them as opposing, as
> they usually make comments like "I don't care for voting" or "it doesn't
> matter to me", why should those count against a proposal (like it is now)?
> You chose your words cleverly, because I agree, they are also
> "non-supporting", but still, you can't see them as "objecting" neither.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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