[MUD-Dev] curses and grief players

Nicholas Daley ntd1 at cs.waikato.ac.nz
Sat Jul 29 11:13:43 New Zealand Standard Time 2000

J C Lawrence wrote:
>   7) I make up my own mind, using whatever criteria I chose, and do
>      that.  The results of this step may or may not have been
>      influenced by anything that occured in steps #4 and #5.
> Are the people in #4 hoodwinked?  They are asked, they are polled,
> they may vote for their preferences, and they are (implicitly)
> requested to participate and contribute to the decision making
> prcess by adding their two cents.  Certainly all these things are
> true.  Equally, while there is an explicit promise that they will be
> listened to, there is no promise as to what will be done with their
> statements, just that they will be heard.
> You get the ear of the king, not his complicity.

In which case wouldn't it be better to call it an opinion poll rather
than a vote, then you get their ideas without misleading them.
bits and peace

Nicholas Daley  <mailto:ntd1 at cs.waikato.ac.nz>
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