On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 04:52:26PM -0500, Dale Sheldon wrote: > On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Marc Hartstein wrote: > >> Might it be preferable to just allow a "tie" situation when there's a >> circular ambiguity? > > It'd be a bit unsatisfying to say there's a seven-way tie for 1st place in > an eight-way contest. Heh, yes, it would. How many people, as a function of the number of options, is necessary to get a decent Condorcet result? I'd think even 12 people should be able to do more than eliminate one entrant among 8: unless there really isn't a preference within the group. But, really, this just makes me think the discussion I observed else-thread regarding whether a single-winner competition is the best approach to meet the goals of the IGDC is worth taking very seriously.
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