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Obviously each of those polls only includes a self-selected minority of
the people they try to cover, but the results seem fairly consistent both
with each other, and what's been discussed so far on this list.
It therefore seems to me as though we're going to be failing to meet the
social contract again, and as a consequence I think we should seriously
reconsider whether the change we made in 2004 was the right one. So I'd
like to propose the following course of action for consideration:
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