[ppml] Consensus and voting: a proposal

David Williamson dlw+arin at tellme.com
Mon Oct 2 10:09:11 EDT 2006

On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 09:55:44PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> If there is opposition to the proposal, but, none of the opponents  
> stepped up
> to the mic. to explain said opposition, I don't think that means the  
> opposition
> should be disregarded.

While I agree with Owen (and others who responded to his message), I do
think that something constructive could be done after a straw poll that
reveals unexpected opposition.  If there's been little debate, but a
large fraction of the room votes against a proposal, perhaps some
promprting of an explanation would be helpful.

Mysterious and gratuitous opposition seems like a difficult stance to
understand.  On the other hand, this seems to be fairly unusual.  I
suspect there's no need for any change in actual procedures.


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