Re: time to (re)consider preferential voting?
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org>
- To: Telsa Gwynne <telsa telsa org uk>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: time to (re)consider preferential voting?
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:47:38 -0500
On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 08:41 +0000, Telsa Gwynne wrote:
> Ar Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:10:23PM -0700, ysgrifennodd Elijah Newren:
> > At the risk of sounding like a bad person...
> > Trying to counteract this factor, I've often voted for such people
> > that I thought would be great and would be unknown in the wider
> > community, and omitted voting for people I liked that I knew would
> > make it on the board anyway (often making sure to select fewer
> > than the maximum I was allowed). I was hoping it would even out the
> > number of votes a little bit, and make those who didn't get elected
> > feel more encouraged to try again.
> What can be bad about this? I do this too.
That if everyone does this the results will be surprising and unstable.
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
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