[Tagging] Have our tagging voting rules changed recently?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Aug 4 08:10:11 UTC 2020

I partially reverted 
and followed

Note that 
"People should not just vote "oppose", they should give a reason for their proposal, and/or (preferably) suggestions."

is suggested at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposal_process#Voting
and that it is not a new addition, but still pure "no"
vote are valid ones.

Aug 4, 2020, 09:57 by frederik at remote.org:

> Hi,
> looking at the "bare_soil" proposal I was surprised to read:
> "Any opposition vote without reason or suggestion will not be counted in
> the voting process."
> Is that something that we have added by consensus?
> It sounds like a somewhat sneaky measure to ignore opposition votes, or
> discourage those who cannot properly express their opposition in English
> from voting in the first place. It also raises the question of what
> requirements there are for a "reason or suggestion". If I vote no with a
> reason "it stinks", will there then be someone who says "ah, this is not
> a valid reason" and strips me of my vote? Who will that person be?
> Has this been used in other votes in the past? I'm tempted to say it
> would invalidate any vote but maybe it *is* indeed based on consensus
> and I missed that.
> Bye
> Frederik
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