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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 01:10:51PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> The only real way out of this, it seems, is to advocate insincere
> voting.  ("Please rank Mr. A's editorial-only amendments below 'further
> discussion' even if you like them, because the whole purpose of this
> ballot is to decide whether we're accepting or rejecting *substantive*
> amendments to the Social Contract".)

The claim, here, is that voting for "further discussion" on amendments
irrelevant to the topic at hand is "insincere".

[1] I don't see that there's any reason at all to agree that voting
"further discussion" on irrelevant amendments is an insincere choice.

[2] I agree with Manoj, that if the secretary deems the ammendment to
be orthogonal to the vote that the secretary has the power to put it on
a separate ballot.

And that assumes that the would-be detractors manage to come up with
something at least as important as the original proposal.


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