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From Jules Gosnell <>
Subject Re: Project Name - digression
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 23:18:01 GMT
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.
If you don't like Wikis - fine - neither do I.

>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.
I disagree.

This digression thread is a subthread of the vote thread.
Anyone interested in reading the vote thread can read/write this thread.
The vote is not a discussion, it's a vote. The more discussion you have 
on the vote thread, the more difficult you make it for people to keep 
track of who has voted and in which way.

> If that was not your intention,
>then why do you care if they add their signal to the noise?

The signal is the vote - which is what everyone wants to see on the vote 
The discussion is noise which should be somewhere else - this subthread 
for example.

>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.
So read/write them in a non-voting [sub]thread, the mailing list 
archive, the wiki, IRC, ...

Can we drop this? It's simply subverting the digression thread where we 
could be having an interesting conversation on-topic. Now we are just 
having a pointless debate about where to hold this interesting 



 * Jules Gosnell
 * Partner
 * Core Developers Network (Europe)

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