Over on meta.SE (the meta that discusses Stack-wide practices and policies) there's a request that people think about and discuss how the election process works: Help me opine about a new election system.

I'm dropping this "question" here really just as a pointer: many of you I know are interested in Stack-wide policies and might like to read the discussion or chime in. Many of you may never have realized there's a broader meta than this one, and this could be an interesting entry-point.

If you're curious how any proposals discussed there might impact how things run here, it's probably worth reading through a backlog of metas here on the topic of s.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm closing this because the community bot is going to be regularly bumping it otherwise. It's a year old and was posted as an FYI and doesn't need the bumping. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 3, 2019 at 11:40

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The use of negative voting in SE elections is not a good feature. That the SE community embraces it is a sign of a flaw in SE community attitudes towards people. That needs to be fixed, but I honestly doubt that the entrenched attitude will change.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you mean downvotes during elections or just downvoting in general? (I'm not sure I'm following you, here.) \$\endgroup\$
    – nitsua60 Mod
    Oct 15, 2018 at 0:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also, this isn't the place to opine - it's just a pointer to the actual request. \$\endgroup\$
    – Miniman
    Oct 15, 2018 at 0:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @nitsua60 During elections; edited to clarify. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2018 at 1:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Miniman Edited to clarify. I am not confident that listening is a feature of this request. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2018 at 1:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ @KorvinStarmast You might be right; it may well be pointless to post this to the RfC thread. I don't know. What I do know is that it's definitely pointless to post it here. \$\endgroup\$
    – Miniman
    Oct 15, 2018 at 1:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Miniman Hmmm, meta is different. But maybe you are right about that. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 15, 2018 at 1:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Miniman I got roughly the response that I expected at Meta SE, though on the bright side, it attracted a reply from TuggyNE, whom I have missed "seeing" here lately. So that was worth it, all by itself. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 24, 2018 at 19:38

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