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Re: Amendment: automatic expiry-on-failure, to Proposal: Enhance requirements for General resolutions

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
> MJ Ray wrote:
> > Replace clause c with "c) if a year has passed, starting from the
> > proposal of a general resolution, without any proposal receiving the
> > required number of seconds, then this resolution expires and the
> > required number of seconds returns to K."
> Although I understand where this is coming from, I have fairly strong 
> reservations about coding something like this in the constitution. For 
> one thing at some point we'd need yet another GR to revert the text to 
> its old form if the "experiment" were to fail.

I don't understand: the motivation for my amendments is to avoid
having yet another GR if the experiment were to fail... because if
the experiment fails, that means we don't have a viable GR process,
which means we're stuck and are responsible for running the project
aground.  I've been there, done that and want to avoid it here.

If the experiment succeeds (GR-2Q or whatever works fine), then it
needs another GR to make the increased seconding more permanent, but
that's as trivial as a GR can be.  The argument will be over and it'll
be a simple evidence-based decision IMO.

Hope that explains,
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