[Tagging] Have our tagging voting rules changed recently?

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 09:42:18 UTC 2020

Frederik asks, "was our voting process changed recently", to which I
believe the answer is, "yes, abstentions are no longer included in the

Please correct me if I'm mistaken. I don't at first glance see anything in
the process rules, but I'm outside in the sun using a phone...

On Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 10:28 Colin Smale, <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> On 2020-08-04 10:06, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> I'd suggest that if you vote no, it will be helpful for the community if
> you could elaborate on why you're voting no, without enforcing a reason as
> mandatory. Is it because this feature shouldn't be mapped, is it because
> there is an alternative tag. So if the vote fails all this feedback can be
> taken onboard for a revisal of the proposal and second round of voting.
> The explanation should possibly have been given earlier, during the
> consultancy phase? In a vote, the only thing that should count towards the
> outcome is how you vote, not why you voted that way. All votes have equal
> weight, irrespective of their motivation.
> However, in the ensuing inquest it is obviously useful to understand why a
> proposal was not supported by many people.. For that matter, it is also
> useful to know what made people support it as well.
> Putting a proposal to the vote should IMHO not be done unless the
> discussions are clearly pointing towards approval. A vote is not a
> substitute for the discussion, it should be a confirmation that consensus
> has been achieved.
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