Re: Debian Project Leader Elections 2007: Draft ballot
On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 12:31:00PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> >> redundant information eases parsing of potentially MTA mangled
> >> >> ballots
> >> > It eases the parsing of occasional corner cases with some voters,
> >> > yes, but if forces *all* voters to read something that is
> >> > inherently confusing.
> >> [ ] Choice 1: Foooo [ ] Choice 2: Baar
> >> Is inherently confusing? To whom? Are you personally confused? or
> >> are you speculating?
> > That is inherently confusing because you also have to use the
> > numbers 1 and 2 for the rankings. Using the same set of options for
> > two different things, where you could use two distinct sets of
> > options for each different thing, is what is inherently confusing.
> Actually, I used numbers for lots more things. I used numbers
> to count money to pay for my coffee this morning. One dollar, Two
> dollars. I, however, failed to get confused with the rankings for my
> vote with the money I counted out.
Well, let me provide a more accurate analogy - if you pay several bills with
that money, the bills don't have numbers assigned to them that you have to
know about, they simply have the names of the recipients.
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