What does everyone think about replacing the polls with something simpler? Here’s why I’d like to avoid polls:
I find it hard to remember the exact settings, so I have too look them up every time. I can remember the rest of the process.
They make the impression that the results are mainly about how many people “voted” for which option (or whether someone objected etc), while in reality the focus should be on the contents of the objections. Without polls, objecting would feel more like replying than like voting.
They make consent decisions feel very heavy, extraordinary and important. I would like to see consent decisions used casually or for not-super-important things as well.
Polls cannot be edited 5 minutes after they’re created; in particular, the automatic close date cannot be changed. It would be cool if you could respond to a consent decision with “Can we please extend this to be X days in total? I have some thoughts, but don’t want to allocate time until next weekend”.
A different idea would be to simply ask “Any objections? (Let’s take X days for this)”. If there are no objections after X days, write “Looks like we have consent! ”
People would reply with their objections/concerns in the usual manner. (Maybe they can use / to mark objections/concerns.) To express your consent, you can like, react with an emoji, reply (esp. nice if someone is elected for a role), anything goes.