Right, this looks like as good a place as any... I wanted to say I completely
disagree with the interpretation of the results of the poll. (Id have said so in the thread, but its locked for no apparent reason that I can figure out)None
of the responses were phrased to indicate that voting for them indicated not wanting the opposite. For example, I voted for the non-opt-in child board option (the 9 votes), but I have absolutely no problem with the opt-in child board version either - it was basically a coin flip which one I put my vote on. The analysis, though, says "29+9=38 were opposed". No, I am not opposed, and I kind of object to my vote being represented that way.
In the same way, I think its completely baseless to assume that the people who voted for opt-in dont like the non-opt-in options, or that the people who are in favour of child boards therefore are against not having a child board.
To be blunt, I think if the "if I want to maximise happiness" idea was presented in any other context on these boards (eg, an article about some study or science news item) we would tear it a new a-hole as woo-woo BS because of the quality of the poll and trying to way over-extrapolate the data.
If you want to do it right, stick with the first sentiment: The results are nonsense. Trying to base any decision on them will be a nonsense decision.
Either re-do the poll with multiple choice
voting so that people can actually
tell you which options they like and dont like, or just use your best judgement and do what you think is best without referring to the completely useless current poll results. Your general judgement of the community is much better than your poll interpreting abilities, at least in this case