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

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 23:21:03 BST 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 7:45 PM, James Livingston <doctau at mac.com> wrote:
> The problem isn't tied to a particular mechanism, it's a social
> problem where we currently don't have any form if power structure,

This isn't a problem in itself.

> and the one mechanism we have for choosing stuff (voting on the wiki)
> isn't accepted by a whole bunch of people, and doesn't get the buy-in
> it needs.

Well, how about we solve this problem? For starters, go and vote! :P

Seriously though - you said we need either "consensus or a dictator".
Assuming you're not serious about the dictator, voting is a very
established way of making decisions democratically. The method of
decision making will not itself change /whether or not/ there is
unanimous consensus. In the absence of consensus, voting is /the best/
democratic decision-making tool.

You say it isn't accepted by a whole bunch of people - how about we fix that?

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