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Re: [Icehouse] IGDC Winter 2009?

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 18 Mar 2009 17:22:48 -0400
On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 03:16PM, "Bryan Stout" <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I forget what it's called, but I like a method I once saw for a board
>game award.  Everyone submitted their ratings, which were converted to
>ranks.  The total of ranks was added up, and the lowest one dropped.
>Then the ranks were recomputed, and the process repeated until the
>winner was the last one left.  Somewhat complex, but it eliminated the
>difference in ranges of the ratings.

That sounds like Instant Runoff Voting, a system that guarantees a majority winner instead of a plurality winner, but it seems to me that it is designed for single winner contests, not good for determining overall ranking of entrants.


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