Re: Nov 19 draft of voting amendment
> > 2. We drop the weakest defeats from the Schwartz set until there
> > are no more defeats in the Schwartz set:
On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 05:41:31PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> IMO this "Schwarz set" jargon just comes out of the blue here and is
> likely going to be sort of jarring to the uninitiated. I think a
> sentence or so of preamble to thie clause would be a good idea.
> Here's my suggestion:
> We use the Condorcet voting method with Cloneproof Schwartz Sequential
> Dropping, along with modifications to accomodate quorum and
> supermajority requirements, described below. We determine possible
> winning options by constructing a Schwartz set; we then drop the weakest
> defeats from the Schwartz set until there are no more defeats in the
> Schwartz set.
> (I think it is good, but not essential, to credit our system's origins.)
Um... Could you spell out your reasoning a bit more, here?
I mean, are we trying to bore people to sleep so they won't be jarred
by new concepts, or what?
> > i. A defeat (R,S) is dropped by making N(S,R) the same as N(R,S).
> > Once a defeat is dropped it must stay dropped.
> Replace second sentence:
> Once a defeat is dropped from the Schwartz set it is never re-added.
I'm not comfortable with this because there is not just one schwartz
set but a sequence of them. So it's possible that an option could
appear in a later schwartz set through an interpretation where only the
most recent schwartz set is considered when deciding which defeats are
> > 3. The winning option is picked from among the options T in the
> > final Schwartz set where N(T,X) is larger than the quorum Q and
> > X is the default option. If there is no quorum, or if no quorum
> > has been specified, Q is 1. If there's more than one option to
> (really minor stylistic annoying nitpcik ) s/there's/there is/
Would you believe I spent almost fifteen minutes waffling back and forth
on that very issue?
> > pick, from, the person with the casting vote picks the winner
> The first comma is extraneous.
Yeah, definitely too many commas there.
> > from these options. If there's no options to pick from, the
> s/there's/there are/
Ah... you're no fun. ;-)
Ok, I'll expunge "there's" from the next draft (probably Thursday).