If votecount < quorum and novote/votecount < 10% then Pass. Effectively raising the rejection bar below quorum participation when there’s a strong Pass sentiment in proportion to No votes.
The last 11 whitelist proposals which didn’t reach quorum and haven’t been whitelisted before are predominantly because of the low participation, not no votes. Because of that, I propose a change of the rule that reaching quorum is necessary. The new quorum rule for a whitelist proposal would be tallying the total participating votes and if the proportion of yes votes is above 90% then Pass the whitelist where it would otherwise be rejected.
In this sheet, we see that the last 11 whitelists for rejected whitelists that didn’t reach quorum. We can see that;
When rejected with the new ruleset the mean of no is 29% with an interval of 17-39%.
When passed with the new ruleset the mean of no is 1.78% with an interval of 0.2%-4.6%.
The average proportion is 15% no.
So this shows that when there’s a strong NO sentiment the average no vote proportion is significantly over our 10% rule, about 3x the new rule. This implies that with the 10% will be sufficiently easy to block whitelists if there’s some consensus on the no side. While also being sufficient to pass a whitelist below quorum if the no votes are simply not there. For example, both Shopify and ARK had yes votes in the million while no votes being in the 3000 range.
Something like this could be displayed in some way in governance. Ie “This whitelist proposal would PASS/REJECT if the vote closed now.” and only apply to whitelist proposals.