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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 09:47:04 -0500, Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> said: 

> I think I just realized something... Due to the supermajority
> requirements, given my favorite ballot:

> 	A: strike SC 5 B: trivial C: strike SC 5 + trivial D: further
> 	discussion

> If my true preference is CABD, I should vote CADB or even CDAB. I
> should do this because A.6.3 makes my vote for D count against B
> (and A) three times.

	A supermajority requirement is a requirement for a rough
 consensus. By putting  D ahead of the options you do not like, you
 are effectively rejecting the possibility that that option could be a
 valid solution to whatever we are voting for.  Vetoing solutions is
 not a great way to achieve consensus; but consensus is not something
 that can be forced.

"Okay," Bobby said, getting the hang of it, "then what's the matrix?
If she's a deck, and Danbala's a program, what's cyberspace?" "The
world," Lucas said. William Gibson, _Count Zero_
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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