[Tagging] Vote on proposal: change vote counting rules - remove no show paradox

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jan 19 22:16:05 UTC 2021

Turns out that
bundled too many changes and it was nearly certain to fail.

So I stopped that vote and created new one for just single change:

Change the rule on what counts as successful vote from

"8 unanimous approval votes or at least 10 votes with more than 74 % approval"


"at least 8 approval votes and at least 75 % approval"

Currently 8 yes votes and 1 no vote results in a failed proposal, but 8 yes votes
and 2 no votes results in accepted proposal.

This results in a situation where voting "no" causes an otherwise rejected proposal
to pass, which is ridiculous and case of no show paradox violating participation criterion.
Also, changing "more than 74% approval" to "at least 75% approval" has no significant
change in what is necessary for a succesful vote, but makes it easier to explain. Now
the rule of thumb "every no vote requires 3 yes votes to overcome it" would become strictly true.

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