[Members] Metaproposals 3 and 4 - Council Candidate Limitations and Appointment Appeals

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Oct 8 04:46:12 CDT 2009


On Thu Oct  8 10:40:48 2009, Nicolas Vérité wrote:
> Again, if we begin to apply too much rules, we could use the  
> Condorcet
> method, but then we would have to recode memberbot. But... that  
> maybe
> usefull and reusable for other communities online...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method
> 
> Or else, I remember having voted in the past through a web form.  
> I'll
> search this software.

Condorcet is actually gamable, and leads to some very non-intuitive  
results. It's better than first-past-the-post in some respects, but  
not all, and it still succumbs to Arrow's Theorum.

Range voting, if you want to change mechanisms, by no longer being a  
binary system, escapes Arrow.

Dave.
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