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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-07 13:24:14

David Abrahams wrote:
> christopher diggins <cdiggins_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Joel de Guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]>
>>To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
>>Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 11:31 AM
>>Subject: [boost] Re: Logo Contest Current Tally
>>>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.
>>People who have not yet voted are now more likely vote for the currently
>>posted top candidates. I for one would have voted differently now than
>>before, please remove the list.
> Well, now Joel and Jeff Garland have both told me by private mail that
> there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with having a discussion about
> what's worth voting for, and I am basically convinced. I think certain
> aspects of the logo are more important than others and should be
> considered. But before I start blurting out any specifics, let's hear
> from the group. Is there any reason we shouldn't talk about how to
> choose? We do almost everything at boost by public consensus. Why
> not this time?

Exactly my point! Let's step back and think about it. What we
are doing now (logo contest) is basically a continuation of
what's already taking place here at boost since the very
beginning: public consensus. It's just that I didn't want
to overwhelm the list's traffic that I decided to open an
email account for taking in votes.

Anyway, as this seems controversial, I temporarily suspended
the ongoing tally awaiting consensus on how best to proceed.


Joel de Guzman

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