[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - boolean values

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Sat Oct 3 22:31:57 BST 2009


On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, John Smith wrote:
> 2009/10/3 Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com>:
> > John Smith wrote:
> >> The third is generally the best option in practise most of the time,
> >> it should comprise of no more than 10 people, preferably 5 since the
> >> more people involved the less people are going to come to a consensus.
> >
> > In my experience it's always better to have an odd number off people to
> > prevent a hung decision.
> > Even if there's a chair with a casting vote it usually leads to problems.
>
> It's more important to have the minimum number possible too,
> especially if there is contensious issues.
>

There is actually hard research on the optimum number for decision making, and 
it is around 6, 7 or 8 persons.
No I can't provide a reference on Sunday morning.





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