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On Sun, Sep 07 2014, Ron wrote:
> The truth of this simple statement burned itself indelibly into my memory:
> "We are all here as a result of ignoring majority opinion on a number
> of fronts, so why is it that people expect us to take the results of
> votes seriously?"
Because we are supposedly adult and intelligent, and recognoze
that there are areas where there are no correct answers, and yet
decisions need to be taken based on common
Indeed. I aggree with Phil: When there are objective criteria
that can be used to differentiate and rank options, voting popularity
contests are a piss poor way of arriving at a decision. This is why we
have a technical committee, populate by those much wiser than the rest
of us to spend the time and effort and delve into the objective
criteria and come to a decision.
But when hte deciding criteria are objective, as in where do we
draw the line at acceptable social behavuour, voting is the only way
possible. As adults, we realize that a decision needs to be made on
issues dealing with subjective criteria, and as a group we need to
decide where things stand; thus the GR.
The vote is over, folks. We can't please everyone. It is up to
you to decide whether the group decision is something that fits you,
and something you can live with. (And it is not forever, any decision
can be tweaked or overturned by a GR, have at it).
Enjoy your life; be pleasant and gay, like the birds in May.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@xxxxxxxxxx> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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