Here’s a little chart we cooked up to help answer that very question. Consensus is what we strive for. It is not a victory, rather, it is an achievable solution. A GA, as the decision making body, is often asked for consensus on even the most minor of decisions. There are a lot of actions that can be taken autonomously by individuals or groups to further a variety of projects. Discussions of solutions can happen any where, any time. A key to having a smooth GA is facilitating proper proposals.