Component/s: Standing Rules
109-110 - strike "Explicit abstentions are strongly discouraged" as members may choose to step aside rather than block progress; yeah, the "minimum 5 yes votes" rule may kick in, but if it does it's a strong sign that something about what's being voted on needs to be fixed.
PC> I disagree. Abstentions are strongly discouraged. This doesn't mean they are prohibited. We could soften by striking "discouraged."
SS> why strongly discouraged? permits members to respectfully disagree without blocking the process. how about "Abstentions should be avoided, but can be used, for example, by a member who objects to that being voted on, but wishes not to stand in the way of the process."