Result for vote regarding new members for the board of directors

Wichert Akkerman wichert at
Sun Feb 23 09:25:31 UTC 2003

Previously Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	Debian already has this; rank the one person unacceptable to
>  you below the default option, rank everyone else equally above the
>  default option.

Yes, the default option it the trick Debian uses to accomplish that.
However it can also cause an election result that is undesired: the
'further discussion' outcome.

Think of what would happen when you vote for a new government and the
result is 'further discussion'. The old government (which possibly
nobody wants) stays on and all progress is halted.

It might be doable to change the handling of further discussion so that
you can rank it, but it is ignored in the final result since it is not
a real valid option.


Wichert Akkerman <wichert at> 
A random hacker

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