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Re: On the firmwares/Lenny vote

On 14/12/08 at 12:40 +0100, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Julien Blache <http://blog.technologeek.org/2008/12/14/149>:
> > [...] do not vote by ranking all options 1 to 7 [...] With that many
> > options, the votes will end up diluted and who knows what the result
> > will be.
> > 
> > [And then he suggests a 3111112 vote for those who'd agree to it.]
> Is this really true? I thought our vote methods were robust against
> stuff like that.
> If knowledgeable people could comment, I'd be very much interested in a
> confirmation of Julien's statement, ideally with some kind of explanation.

I'm not knowledgeable, but I think that the evaluation happens in two

1) verify that each option defeats FD with its majority requirement,
drop the other options
2) determine the outcome using the remaining options

I can't see why it would be harmful to vote 7123456, if you really
prefer options 2,3,4,5,6 in that order.
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