Under rule 1.4.1 Votes, change the first two paragraphs to this:
Each Designer may cast one Vote on a Votable Matter by making a comment to the Official Post that comprises that Votable Matter with the Vote field set to FOR, AGAINST, or DEFERENTIAL. Additional Vote field values may be permitted in some cases by other rules. A valid Vote is, except when otherwise specified, a Vote of FOR or AGAINST. A Designer’s Vote on a Votable Matter is the vote field value that they have most recently used in any comment on that Votable Matter. Additionally, if the author of a Votable Matter has not voted in a comment to the post, then the author’s Vote is FOR. A non-Designer never has a Vote, even if they were a Designer previously and had cast a valid Vote.
If a Designer other than the Lead Developer casts a vote of DEFERENTIAL, then the Vote of DEFERENTIAL is an indication of confidence in the Lead Developer. When the Lead Developer has a valid Vote other than VETO on a Votable Matter, then all votes of DEFERENTIAL on that Votable Matter are instead considered to be valid and the same as the Lead Developer’s Vote for the purposes of other rules unless otherwise specified.
Throughout the Ruleset, the capitalization of Vote field values may differ from that used on the actual comment Vote field; these capitalization differences shall be considered irrelevant.
Change rule 1.5.1 Special Proposal Voting to this:
When a Designer casts a vote AGAINST their own Proposal (which is not in the form of a DEFERENTIAL vote), this renders the Proposal Self-Killed, even if the author later changes their Vote. The Lead Developer may make a vote of VETO on a Proposal; when the Lead Developer casts a vote of VETO on a Proposal, this renders the Proposal Vetoed, even if the Lead Developer later changes their Vote.
In the Appendix, under 4.1 Keywords, delete the entry for Voting Icons.
In the Appendix, under 4.2 Gamestate Tracking, change the second sentence of the second paragraph to this:
An official post may be altered by its author if it is less than two hours old and either no Designer has commented on it or (if it is a Votable Matter) if all comments on it contain no votes; otherwise this can only be done as allowed by the Ruleset.