[Baypiggies] Voting for a new name
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Apr 13 01:01:53 CEST 2006
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006, Terry Carroll wrote:
> I disagree that a name change should require 2/3 of all members, which
> effectively means that not voting is the same as voting "no." Not
> voting is the same as not voting. It indicates not caring; it does
> not indicate a preference for no change.
Note carefully that the metric I proposed was different:
* 1/3 of list members voting
* 2/3 majority of voters preferring name change
* minimum 1/2 of all voters approving the new name
This was in opposition to the claim that it was appropriate for 10% of
the group to choose a new name. That is not acceptable IMO. IOW, if
there aren't a third of the group who care enough, we don't change. If
the people voting can't muster a 2/3 majority in favor of a new name, we
don't change. And if there isn't a single name that's popular among at
least half the voters, we don't change.
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