[Members] order of candidates

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Wed Sep 3 04:25:32 CDT 2008


On Sep 3, 2008, at 3:54 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Jack Moffitt wrote:
>>> If this is really an issue then randomly ordered would be best. I  
>>> don't
>>> know how feasible that is.
>> A random order is probably fairest.  Can it be random for each voter,
>> or must an ordering be applied before the voting starts?
> Until someone rewrites memberbot

Out of curiosity, is there an online repository for the memberbot we  
can peek?

> or designs a new voting system, the ordering must be applied before  
> the voting starts. Given that constraint, I'm trying to find  
> something fairer than alphabetical order. Yielding priority to those  
> who are lesser known (roughly measured by time in the community)  
> seems like the best we can do at the moment.

I still think random is the fair choice, but given that I actually  
read the applicants proposals and try to get to know their work, the  
order is really not that relevant to me :)

Best regards,
Pedro Melo
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