Re: Can we have a debate?
In article <E131yfc-0000Ij-00@greebo> you wrote:
>> Additionally, those who vote may represent 99% of our user base, or 0.01%,
>> we can never tell for sure, only make a more or less clever guess.
> A vote on slashdot will represent a reasonable percentage. And it is on its
> way at the moment.
> It is of course no base for stats, but it is still interesting what it will
> come to.
But there'll never be a 100% guaranteed way to poll Debian users'
opinions. I asked for the third `I don't use Debian' option in order to
weed out the people who just like filling in polls, and it seems to have
attracted about 57% of the votes :) I'd hope this means that the
remaining votes are more representative than they'd otherwise be.
At the end of the day, it's the 500 or so developers who have the deciding
vote on this, but I think their view is far /less/ likely to be
representative of the Debian userbase than that of the 2,500 (and growing)
people who have passed by Slashdot's polling booth in the last few hours.
That is, unless you're harbouring the grandest conspiracy theories about
Slashdot's polling system and the tenacity of ballot-stuffers on this
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