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[liberationtech] Vote results on "Reply to" Question

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 20:49:18 PDT 2013


Amén! I just find it ridiculous to apply red-phone rules to lists that ate
green-phone!
On Mar 30, 2013 10:25 PM, "Maxim Kammerer" <mk at dee.su> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > Failure, actually. It shows that democratic decisions
> > tend to produce technically suboptimal results.
>
> The vote in this case shows that majority of subscribers value their
> convenience more than cool stories of someone's past stupidity or
> settings guidelines from, of all things, GNU software. To most people,
> it is pretty clear that convenience * number of users > some contrived
> case of someone getting hurt due to not thinking before doing
> something — an intuitive economic argument that somehow eludes people
> who value SMTP headers over what users actually want.
>
> > That the whole list was spammed with voting traffic
> > just adds insult to injury -- Dunning-Kruger in
> > action.
>
> It is pretty clear that people wanted their opinion to be known. Just
> asking for something (individual replies in case of this vote) doesn't
> mean that everyone will comply. Don't assume that you are smarter than
> everyone else just because you are better versed in technical aspects
> of some issue.
>
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> Maxim Kammerer
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