On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 02:15:52AM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote: > >What would ever give you the idea that we try to avoid schisms? > Obviously you don't. :-) *I* do, which is why I like approval voting. > Still wondering how the voting system was picked. It's the state of the art in election systems, with the best adherence to certain well defined criteria. Although that doesn't actually answer your question, I suppose. Approval voting can be simulated by only allowing ballots to contain 1's and unmarked options; first past the post voting can be simulated by allowing ballots to contain a single 1. Alternative voting, or instant runoff, is fairly similar, but can be a little chaotic in its results. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do.''
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