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From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-07 11:58:52

"Joel de Guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> David Abrahams wrote:
> >
> > One disadvantage of posting a preliminary tally is that it encourages
> > people to try to influence public opinion. I just typed and erased
> > something that hints at my preferences about three times. Make that
> > four. Better press send now before I do something unethical.
> I was afraid about this happening. I hinted on progressively
> posting the results in my preliminary heads-up message to the
> boost moderators list and no-one objected, so I thought I'd give
> transparency more weight. Perhaps I'm wrong. If you guys think
> that a continuous tally is not a good idea, I'm all ears.
> In fact, obviously, it will make my life easier to just do one
> tally.

IMO we shouldn't post any preliminary results. Would we sell TV right, for
that continues updates would make it more attractive to watch. But for our
purposes it's at best distracting if not influencing the outcome.


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