[Catalog-sig] More problems with the comments system...

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Nov 25 23:57:44 CET 2009

At 06:41 PM 11/25/2009 +0100, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>I'm not sure many package authors would like that (and the poll
>indicates that the option "mail to package owner only" receives
>little interest). They either have bug reporting and support channels
>already, or they would prefer to get such messages in direct email;
>some may not want to be bothered with package feedback at all.

That's because that poll is skewed.  You can only choose one option, 
even if more than one is acceptable to you.  Thus, persons must vote 
strategically to avoid a bad outcome due to a split vote.

If you were allowed to select all acceptable options, I would've 
included "mail to package owner only" as an acceptable option.  But 
since I can only pick one, I would not "waste my vote" and thus keep 
my most-preferred option (no commenting system at all) from receiving 
a plurality of votes.

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