[Tagging] Follow-Up Proposal - voting ended - (Tramtrack on highway)

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 21:52:51 UTC 2018

I look forward to a new vote and will vote in favour of what you're
proposing now.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 8:29 PM Nikulainen, Jukka K <
jukka.nikulainen at helsinki.fi> wrote:

> Hello Paul, and thank you for your input!
> You are indeed correct that my follow-up proposal would very radically cut
> corners and be, to say the least, unorthodox. I'm certainly sorry if it
> offended the sensibilities of anyone.
> I can see now that it could be construed as malicious and you are
> certainly right that implementing a new vote on a new proposal would not be
> an excessive amount of work.
> Indeed, doing a new proposal and a new vote seems the right thing to do,
> and I'll get to it soon!
> Please let me explain the rationale my odd follow-up proposal, as a few
> lines in your response did catch my eye:
> > 1) Your analysis is correct. The new proposal would meet with universal
> acclaim and pass unanimously.
> I don't quite understand how you could possibly have reached the
> conclusion that I would expect "universal acclaim" or unanimity, from
> anything that I've written in the follow-up. It seems to me painstakingly
> obvious that neither would ensue, judging only from the opposing votes and
> critical comments on the original proposal.
> Furthermore, responding to your second point, I was not aware that
> "universal acclaim" was required for a proposal to pass as you suggest. At
> least the proposal process wiki page seems to say otherwise. But of course
> I could just be moronically illiterate, in which case: mea maxima culpa!
> I would also argue that my follow-up proposal isn't based on blitheness.
> Rather it is based on the sixteen approving votes on the original proposal
> and the quite acute and perceptive critical comments they contained and
> conveyed. Nor is expediency alone my motivation (though I must admit, it is
> a consideration too).
> I, rather, worry whether enough people will be interested to vote again on
> a similar proposal only with changed tag-values. Many of the interesting
> critical comments and interested people in fact came forth only after
> voting had started and the proposal could no longer be changed. It would be
> a shame if the idea (which, again, _did_ garner support on the first round)
> would be lost in the absence of interest on a second proposal and vote. But
> maybe I just worry too much.
> Sincerely,
> Jukka Nikulainen (Tolstoi21)
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