Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Design Competition?

  • From"Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 12 Jul 2007 12:10:58 -0400
On 7/12/07, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
7) Ranking will be tallied using [insert clever and fair method here; ideas?
I don't understand the Condorcet Ranked-Pairs system. We have to be able to
handle partial ballots.]

So what do you folks think? Am I jumping the gun or otherwise out of the
loop on a contest in the works? If not, then what in the Process above needs
refining (in particular, can anyone advise RE #7; any math wizes, here)?

I highly recommend Instant-Runoff Voting
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting) for being both
fair and, well, instantaneous, as well as very easy to use from a
end-user perspective.

Basically, everyone ranks all the candidates (or even a partial list
of the candidates), and through a simple processes one can easily
discover who is the overall most preferred.

I'm not sure how easily it will find runners up however, I guess they
would be the next to last (and so on) candidates eliminated.

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 not technically a math wiz, but I play one on TV