Even better parameter voting protocol
Our current parameter voting protocol is backwards in how many voters need to exist for a parameter before we can vote for it. Right now we accept the parameter into the consensus if it has a majority of all authorities, or at least 3 authorities. But that fails when most authorities are abstaining: 3 rogue authorities could force the value of an unset parameter to whatever they want.
A stopgap solution (for which roger is writing a ticket) is for all authorities to vote on all parameters, and to have most/all authorities begin voting on any new parameter before we release software that looks for it.
But surely we can do better than that.
We need to write a little proposal for this before the little-proposal deadline to implement it in 0.2.4.