[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Rescue Stations

Brian M. Sperlongano zelonewolf at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 04:36:03 UTC 2021

To put this more simply, you need at least 3 "yes" votes to overcome each
"no" vote.  So with 5 no votes, you need 15 yes votes to bring it above the
threshold.  This is a rule of thumb to show that there is community

However, the "no" votes aren't just "I don't like it", but rather they
raise substantive issues that really deserve to be addressed.  As a steward
of the community consensus, it is really the right thing to do to make sure
that all concerns have been carefully considered and addressed.  That
doesn't mean you have to please everyone (which is impossible), but it is
important to have a well-reasoned answer to all objections raised and not
just forge ahead for the sake of movement.

The tagging that we approve will be used by mappers for years to come, so
if it takes a few extra days or weeks to get it right, then I think it's
worth a little extra delay.

On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 11:19 PM Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>

> On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 at 14:28, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 at 13:06, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> While voting may appear close on a 50% pass ... the voting on proposals
>>> is some what higher ... 74%.
>> Thanks.
>> Yes, I was aware of that %.
>> Can you confirm that I'm counting it properly?
>> " *at least 10 votes with more than 74 % approval*". Currently 10 yes, 5
>> no, & 3 abstain = 15 votes. 74% of 15 = 11.1 yes votes required so it
>> appears that there's only 1 vote in it?
>> How do we usually count votes? To the decimal point? Rounded up or down?
> I read it as, at least 10 votes (ie. yes or no, excluding abstain) in
> total for the result to be valid. Then the yes votes divide by the yes + no
> votes must be reater than 74%. So 10 yes and 5 no is  66.6*% which is not
> above 74%. But I can see how this phrase could be interpreted differently.
> I'm not across the history of these voting conventions though.
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