Re: ISSUE-90 - Removing the figure Element - Straw Poll for Objections

On May 12, 2010, at 3:27 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <> wrote:
>> The poll is available here, and will run starting today, and run through Wednesday, May 19th.
>> Please read the introductory text before entering your response.
>> In particular, keep in mind that you don't *have* to reply. You only need to do so if you feel your objection to one of the options is truly strong, and has not been adequately addressed by a Change Proposal or someone else's objection. The Chairs will be looking at strength of objections, and will not be counting votes.
> I'm somewhat confused as to what the rules are. Should people that
> agree with either of the two change proposals not say anything? Since
> that would be "feel[ing] that your objection has already been
> adequately addressed by someone else."

I'm not sure what you mean by "agree with either". If you don't object to either one, then there's nothing you need to say. If you agree with one and object to the other, then it's fine to state your objection. Repeating an objection that was made in the Change Proposal or has already been made by someone else is not required, but not forbidden either. Our key requests are this:

A) Please don't respond unless you have an actual technical objection to at least one of the proposals. On our last survey, some people made statements that were just general comments or process complaints, and which did not clearly state an objection. Having to wade through those makes it harder for the chairs to process the survey.

B) If you do have an objection, please state it directly in your own words, don't just refer to something else.

> What about the writers of either change proposal? They wouldn't be
> agreeing with "someone else" but rather with themselves.

If you would feel you can add information by stating an objection in the context of the poll, then feel free to do so. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with agreeing with yourself.

> In the event that everyone in the group agrees with either of the two
> proposals, does that mean that the chairs will just judge the contents
> of the change proposals and nothing else?

I don't understand this question. Are you asking (a) if no one objects to either proposal or (b) if everyone agrees with at least one of the proposals? I suspect (a) is unlikely, but I'm not sure how your question makes sense in the context of (b).

Arguments made in the Change Proposals will definitely be considered, along with poll responses.


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