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From Alvin Thompson>
Subject Re: Project Name - digression
Date Thu, 18 Dec 2003 18:35:44 GMT

does anyone else think that it's ironic that we use such a low-tech way
to vote when we're developing an application server? wouldn't it be
trivial to implement a web service that would allow people to vote and
post comments about the vote, so that subsequent voters can
read/contribute to the comments before voting if they wish?

the complaints that 'this is a vote thread, and the s/n ratio must be
kept high' or 'spinning off a new thread during a vote effectively
prevents the comments from being heard' both show that a better voting
system is needed.

since we're developers here the UI wouldn't have to be pretty, and i
imagine that someone somewhere has already implemented an open-source


On Wed, 2003-12-17 at 16:57, Aaron Bannert wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 08:52:35PM +0000, Jules Gosnell wrote:
> > If you read/quoted the full context of my posting :
> > 
> > "If people feel the need to discuss these issues all over again, perhaps 
> > we should spawn another thread - or better perhaps a Wiki page (If one 
> > does not already exist). "
> > 
> > you would, perhaps, notice that I had no intention of censoring anyone. 
> > In fact I am quite open to further discussion on the subject. The VOTE 
> > thread is a VOTE thread and will become quite indecipherable and useless 
> > if it contains more noise than signal.
> > 
> > if we want to discuss all this stuff again it should be somewhere other 
> > than the VOTE thread - either this digression thread or the wiki.
> -1 to having discussions on a Wiki.
> When you require someone to start a new thread *after* a vote has
> been called, you are effectively preventing their opinions from
> entering into the vote discussion. If that was not your intention,
> then why do you care if they add their signal to the noise?
> In other words, if people have opinions that might factor into the
> vote that I cast, then I want to hear them before I cast my vote.
> -aaron
Alvin Thompson

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