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[Bug 13263] Issues that have no impact on conformance requirements can consume undue time and energy

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Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:18:57 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> 2011-07-15 17:18:56 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Having a lightweight process leading to a preference poll in this
> context would indeed amount to a popularity contest, which would both
> increase drama and be inconsistent with selecting the proposal that
> draws the least objections.

In general I don't like preference polls, but it's precisely cases like
ISSUE-150 where they would be most useful to *reduce* drama. Anne was
right when he said "'Amicable Resolution' seems to more likely indicate
'Lack of Participation' than a resolution everyone can live with."

I can confidently say that I would not have replied as I did to the
chairs' decision on ISSUE-150 had that decision taken the form "80% of
poll respondents prefer this CP to what's currently in the spec" and not
"no one could be bothered to reply to the CfC, so please make this
change."

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