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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 15:33:29 -0500, Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> said: 
> In the recent "Disambiguation of 4.1.5" vote, for instance, while I
> haven't look at the tally sheet yet to see if anyone actually did, I
> would have to wonder if anyone who ranked "further discussion" above
> any of the other options was voting sincerely.

Personally, I thought B was the only sane choice both constitutionally
and administratively.  I preferred it avove all else because it was the
least ambigious and introduced the least change to the constitution.  I
felt and still feel that the Foundation Document class is an awful idea,
that introduces a beurocratic complexity that our project does not need.
Options A and C contained the red tape I wanted to avoid at all costs.
I voted 3142, but in hindsight, I should not have given preference to A
over C.  I suspected that A would win, so perhaps I should have ranked C
over A or avoided ranking either of them.  I should have voted -1-2.

There definitely is a strategy to our voting method.  Every rank counts
for something.  Because someone deploys a strategy to their voting
choices does not mean they vote insincerely.  I'm sincerely disappointed
in the outcome of the last GR, but I support the method in which it was

If we can prove that the system has flaws, then let's fix them, or at
least minimize the problems through procedure.

Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net>           http://www.wookimus.net/
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