In its current iteration this poll cannot replace the voting process on the wiki. The current process forces contributors to consider their reasons for abstaining or rejecting and to summarize them along with their vote. For the purposes of the proposal process this is a valuable point, because the reasons for rejecting a proposal can also be used to amend and improve its next iteration. Voting is also not anonymous.
That does not mean Discourse cannot be used to move the tagging voting process here¹ and make it more accessible, but it would need a plugin (Discourse can be extended with plugins), possibly a custom one.
1: Provided that there is enough support in the community to consider that move.
Yes, there’s an option to show who voted (it’s also documented on the documentation page linked by @nukeador), so that requirement is fulfilled.
Adding comments directly to a vote would probably require a (custom?) plugin. Alternatively we could ask people to leave the reason for their vote as a post in the thread. It would remain to be seen how well that works in practice.
This sounds to me, like a great idea! I, like others here, am not convinced by the limitation that a comment can not be submitted along with the post–many votes on the wiki don’t have comments and those who wish to comment can do so below the tagging proposal.
Seems to me this would be a great way to do votes on tagging proposals! Surely we would get more engagement here than the archaic wiki way of voting.
The current voting process is just done by everyone editing the same wiki page. It’s not a voting platform and doesn’t really handle anything, but people seem to follow the instructions well enough most of the time.
Here’s a Google form I just put together showing how a voting platform would ideally handle OSM proposal voting. It allows an approve vote through without comments, but requires that the vote enter comments if they select oppose or abstain.
I feel as if this move would lead to focussing on counting the votes rather than on the process, where everything happens before the actual voting, which typically is a pro forma, because critical aspects have already been solved in the phase before.