[aur-general] TU application from graysky - voting period
benfell at parts-unknown.org
Sun Mar 24 03:51:55 EDT 2013
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On 03/23/2013 10:23 PM, Don deJuan wrote:
> From a non TU's perspective D.R. was the only one who could
> publicly state why greysky should not be a TU, and the rest of the
> sheeple just followed the "old and grumpy" man, at least that is
> "public" appearance of this whole thing. As been stated already
> there have been some TU's I have seen fly through that do not even
> appear as active as greysky is as a non TU. To me and maybe I just
> love a good story, but there seems more behind the denial than was
> publicly discussed.
There's another way of interpreting this--and I'm not saying it's
right, either morally or factually. I'm just throwing it out as a
One way of group decision-making is by majority vote. Another is by
super-majority, meaning that the proportion needed to approve is
higher than 50%. Finally, there is consensus, in which everyone must
agree--or at least acquiesce.
As I read this, it sounds like the written rules might call for a
majority vote, but that an unwritten rule calls for consensus. It's
perfectly legitimate to organize based on a consensus requirement. But
if that's the case, my thought is that it should be stated as such,
and time ought to be allocated to allow for extended
consensus-building (which can be an arduous process).
I don't know what voting mechanism is used. I was guessing--without
looking--that trusted users were indicating their votes by email,
hardly an anonymous process. If that's the case, then asking the
reason for a particular vote may seem legitimate.
If, however, the votes are anonymous, asking reasons can actually
serve to compromise that anonymity, since voters may unwittingly or
unwillingly compromise themselves with an open-ended response.
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