Over the past few weeks, there have been some voting issues that have come up and I want to leave it open for discussion. This is not an official MEEPS, but it may be MEEP'd later.
1. If a user is ineligible to vote but votes on a debate that will otherwise not be moderated, should we allow this vote to stand?
There have been cases where voters who are not eligible have voted on troll or FF debates that are not moderated. The way we handle this in the past has been to allow those votes to stand but revoke their voting permission and send them a friendly reminder. Since multiple votes like this has been reported, I want to open this to discussion. What should the moderation team do with such votes?
2. How much (or how little) should we enforce "special rules" of debates.
Our voting policy has always been that we ignore special rules of debates; however, I am seeing that this isn't always entirely workable. If the debate rules say "forfeiting is an automatic loss," should we permit votes who do not necessarily vote that way to stand? Furthermore, if a debate rule said "Person X cannot vote on this debate," should the moderation team remove that vote?