We should poll for which change? Surely removing beeping from the
trivial things like:
* quit (C-g), and
* moving the point off the end of the buffer, and
* failing isearches
should not require a poll.
Sure it should. You think it is an improvement, but I think the
opposite. Let's see what the users think.
Also, I think email polls are imperfect, since they drastically
increase list traffic.
There may be a misunderstanding here. Polls do not use this list. We
create a special address for people to send their responses to, and
that address dumps everything into a file.
When the deadline comes, someone reads all the responses and analyzes
IMO a better alternative is to create a page
on EmacsWiki and to ask people to add their Support or Oppose votes,
with explanations, to a new paragraph at the bottom of the page,
I think that is asking for trouble, as people may flame at each other
and may edit each other's text.