[ntp:questions] Re: [TWiki] Document Format Poll
knowles at ntp.org
Fri Oct 10 23:35:55 UTC 2003
At 2:20 PM -0700 2003/10/10, David Schwartz wrote:
> I really doubt that. Unless you demand DNA samples or a FAX of a
> driver's license, there's no way you can stop a person from voting more than
No, but we can make it more difficult for people to abuse.
> Then nobody has any justification for complaining ever. You can equally
> well argue that a person who got his vote just like everyone else has no
> write to complain if he loses.
If you actively choose to give up your vote, then you have no
right to complain about the outcome.
> And you have no right to complain if you do either, you got your vote
> just like everyone else. If the voting process produces a bad result, the
> choice to employ a voting process will have been shown to have been a bad
> choice. You can't blame a lack of voting for this bad result -- you can't
> vote on whether voting is the way to resolve a problem.
The poll process is to collect user input as to what they would
like to see. Nothing more.
> Someone or some process chose to do this by a vote. If the vote produces
> a bad result, then the choice to employ a vote process can be criticized by
> anyone who didn't support the decision to put this to a vote.
There is no guarantee of enforcement over the results of the
poll. This is just a process to gather input from the users.
If you'd like a guarantee of enforcement over the results of a
poll, you'll have to go somewhere else -- I'd recommend you try
Florida or California first.
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