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#1: Initial revision
How does voting on site proposals work?
I've seen a pattern of certain users downvoting on site proposals, not because they are against the proposal itself but rather against the concept of launching a new community. Without calling out any specific users, they have mentioned in comments and Discord that they'll revoke their downvote if the community proposal gets enough votes. This doesn't seem right to me. Voting on meta is supposed to be "I agree" or "I disagree," in this case "I (dis)agree that this is a good proposal." Shouldn't votes on site proposals therefore be "I think that this community will/will not be a viable community," and not even "I would/would not be interested in seeing such a community launched," much less "I think/don't think we should be launching new communities"? Am I interpreting the vote system as applied to site proposals correctly, or should voting on site proposals indeed function as some of the scenarios I've written off above?