# Re: voting mechanics draft update

```On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 06:51:47PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> >           Definition: An option F transitively defeats an option G if G
> >           defeats F or if there is some other option H where H defeats
> >           G AND F transitively defeats H.
>
On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 09:04:42AM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:
> There is a mistake: "... if G defeats F ..." should be replaced by
> "... if F defeats G ...".

*blush*  Oops.

Thanks.

> On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 06:51:47PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> >            Definition: A proposition is a defeat, or a pair of options
> >            options but neither option is able to defeat the other.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 09:11:37AM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:
> Sorry, but I do not understand this definition at all.
>
> Is a proposition a pair of options with special properties?
> And in this case: does "A proposition is a defeat" mean,
> that a pair of options A and B where one defeats the other
> is a proposition?

I'll try to come up with a better definition.  A proposition is
a pair of options where there are votes which mention one of
the options over the other.

> On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 06:51:47PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> >     1. Each ballot orders the options being voted on in the order
> >        specified by the voter.  If the voter does not rank some options,
> >        this means that the voter prefers all ranked options over the
> >        unlisted options.  Any options unranked by the voter are treated
> >        as being equal to all other unranked options.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 09:20:15AM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:
> What does "Any options unranked by the voter are treated as
> being equal to all other unranked options." mean?  How does
> it differ from "All unranked options are treated as being
> equal"?

I was trying to say zero votes without saying zero votes.  Obviously
that was a mistake.

Thanks.

--
Raul

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