Re: Discussion: Possible GR: Enhance requirements for General Resolutions
On Sat, 03 Jan 2009, Chris Waters wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 09:17:28AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > (Don has, after subsequent argument, modified this to “… that
> > you don't plan on ranking above Further Discussion”.)
> Bad, bad idea! What if you are planning to rank "Further Discussion"
> as 1, but staill have a compromise you'd be willing to accept that
> you think is _far_ better than anything _else_ that's been proposed?
If you're willing to accept a compromise, you rank it above further
discussion. The very point of ranking FD above an option is to
indicate that you don't find a specific option an acceptable solution
at all, and would rather have futher discussion than accepting it.
Of course, there are cases where only a rare individual will have the
vision to perceive a system which governs many people's lives; a
system which had never before even been recognized as a system; then
such people often devote their lives to convincing other people that
the system really is there and that it aught to be exited from.
-- Douglas R. Hofstadter _Gödel Escher Bach. Eternal Golden Braid_