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If I vote 'leave', when can I come back? Or does it make the node leave? Would 'fix'ing a node prevent it from moving between sections or prevent it from reproducing?

I much prefer 'keep' over 'leave'. Even though it isn't perfect, I find it easy to read 'keep it there' or 'keep it as-is'. Hey, perhaps 'as-is' would be a good replacement? Or is that more difficult for some non-native speakers?

I also much prefer 'edit' over 'fix' but would support going to 'modify'.

'abstain' would be fine with me as well.

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Re^6: Modify choices for Nodes to Consider
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 13, 2006 at 10:47 UTC

    “Abstain” over “nada” would be excellent – it always bugged me that “nada” seems to imply a vote for doing nothing, rather than no vote at all.

    “Modify” sounds like a clear improvement over “edit” and “fix,” as well; in fact, so much so that I now feel inclined to say it needs changing.

    I don’t like “as is” much because it’s not a verb. My quibble with “keep” is linguistic hair-splitting: keeping a node implies an active preserving action, whereas the meaning of the vote is for the janitors to passively take none. “Leave alone” would express this exactly, but is a bit long. I follow the argument that shortening it to “leave” makes it too imprecise, though. Hey, for “leave alone,” the thesaurus lists “let be;” does that seem palatable?

    The options would then be as follows:

    ☐ Let be   ☐ Modify   ☐ Reap   ☐ Abstain

    I quite like the look of that – it’s only slightly longer than what we have now, and much more precise.

    Makeshifts last the longest.