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Re: Call for votes for the debian project leader election 2002

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 05:07:31PM -0500, Norbert Veber wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 12:06:10AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > I just want to remind everyone about how this voting works under the
> > hood. You are better off not leaving options blank, for the simple
> > reason that leaving it blank means your vote does not count against that
> > option (the things you vote for are not considered against the thing you
> > left blank).
> > 
> > One side affect of this is that if you only put a number next to one
> > person's name, and leave the rest blank, your vote pretty much means
> > nothing. If you want to select one person, and leave the rest equally,
> > you could put a "1" for the person (or thing) you like, and mark the
> > rest as "2". Which means the one option you like is more important than
> > the rest, but the rest are not more important than each other.
> > 
> > Yes, this is confusing. The only reason I understand it is because I've
> > read the code and researched the concorde process in some detail.
> Thats very strange.  So if I only consider one candidate vorthy of a
> vote, and fill in just one square, my vote means nothing?  That dosent
> seem right :)

That's the way concorde voting works. It's all about prefering one
candidate over another. If you only like one, mark them "1", and
everything else as "2".

/       Ben Collins    --    Debian GNU/Linux       \
`               bcollins@debian.org                 '

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