On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 03:39:21PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote: > On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 12:11:30AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote: > > It is not possible for to express a lack of preference among multiple > > options simultaneously with a preference for any of those multiple > > options over another option? > > [ 1 ] Foo > [ 2 ] Bar > [ 2 ] Baz > [ 3 ] Quux > > should work fine with the voting software as it stands; I don't know > that anyone cares enough to make it officially supported. Well, I actually think we should. It's nice to have this expressiveness and I think we should mandate its preservation. I say this because I was thinking that we'd be changing the voting procedure such that there'd be no numbers on the ballot. E.g., given options "Foo", "Bar", "Baz", "Quux", a ballot would look like this: Quux Baz Bar In other words, implicit ranking only by order of appearance. Perhaps this explains Raul's reply to my message about "decreasing order of preference". -- G. Branden Robinson | Software engineering: that part of Debian GNU/Linux | computer science which is too firstname.lastname@example.org | difficult for the computer http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | scientist.
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