In the meta question Can we let adequate explanation be an alternative to “Backing it up”?, Shogs answer explaining why we can't allow explanations as backups is now being outvoted by artofcodes answer, which states the opposite.
I am now a bit confused and quite unsure how to proceed. I have stopped with the reviewing since friday because I am unsure where we currently stand on the back-it-up issue.
I do not want to create just another discussion here about which solution is better. I am looking for facts about the decisions made, about policies currently in place.
I think the reason why I am so confused is that shog is a Community Manager and I believe that he has thought this through. I am unsure how much power and influence he has or should have on the voting in IPS Meta. I do not know how I should interpret the current voting status.
Further Uncertainty comes from the fact that in the beginning, shogs answer was highest voted for a long time.